Texas News

NORTH ZULCH, Texas (AP) - Crews have reopened a Central Texas rail line after a truck hauling live chickens and a freight train collided in a derailment. BNSF Railway Co. spokesman Joe Faust said Tuesday that 11 cars and four locomotives derailed near North Zulch, about 120...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas woman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the neglect-related death of her diabetic 9-year-old daughter. A judge in Dallas on Monday sentenced 31-year-old Georgia Jones. Jones pleaded guilty to felony injury to a child in the May 2008 death of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas House members are to discuss a proposed ban on school districts from requiring student ID badges embedded with locator chips. The bill by influential Republican Rep. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham would allow voluntary use of such IDs, but wouldn't let...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lawmakers are planning to hear testimony on who decides the terminally ill patient's fate when the family and doctors disagree. The hearing in the Texas Senate on Tuesday will hear from those who want to revise the current rules and others who think the...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Nobody has been hurt in a fire that knocked a San Antonio television station off the air. Firefighters early Tuesday responded to the blaze at the building housing WOAI-TV at a time when the station does morning newscasts. Flames were seen on the second story...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some Republican and Democratic legislators have joined forces on measures aimed at curtailing Gov. Rick Perry's power, benefits and number of terms. At least six bills, proposed constitutional amendments and budget decisions would reduce the governor's power...
Cleanup at a Southeast Texas cemetery has revealed some unmarked graves in a discovery that could help recognize the site's history. The Galveston County Daily News reported Monday that Magnolia Cemetery has about 150 marked headstones - mainly African-Americans - dating to the...
CONROE, Texas (AP) - An inmate at a Houston-area jail has escaped and investigators believe the bank robbery suspect went over a wall. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old Britt Chadvurn Privatte of Sugar Land was unaccounted for during a check Sunday...
Police say a man was fatally shot and an officer wounded twice in a confrontation that began when the man was seen driving erratically. They say the motorist was spotted shortly before midnight Sunday weaving through traffic and later driving slowly with the driver's side door...