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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas convict with a lengthy criminal history has been executed for fatally shooting a man and raping the slain man's fiancee. Fifty-year-old Rickey Lynn Lewis received a lethal injection Tuesday evening for the murder of 45-year-old George Newman more...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Switchblade knives would become legal to carry under a proposal advancing in the Texas Capitol. Houston Democratic Rep. Harold Dutton presented House Bill 1862 to the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Tuesday. Under current law, switchblades...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has approved a constitutional amendment that would clarify the chain of command if the governor can't perform his or her duties. Under the current Constitution, the lieutenant governor takes over when the governor travels outside of the state...
U.S. Border Patrol agents have found the remains of three suspected immigrants on South Texas ranches in recent days, adding to a total that is outpacing last year's. The agency's Rio Grande Valley sector, which encompasses a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in southernmost...
CYPRESS, Texas (AP) - A 20-year-old man from suburban Houston has been charged in a stabbing spree at a Texas community college that injured at least 14 people. Sheriff's officials say Dylan Quick is charged with three counts of aggravated assault in the Tuesday attack at Lone...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Police say GPS programs in computer tablets reported stolen from a West Texas business during the weekend led them to three men accused of stealing them. Quinton Quontrail Brown, Kendrick Raynard Johnson and Kendrick D. Lawton are charged each with five...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A longtime investigator for the district attorney's office in Austin has died in a motorcycle crash. Sgt. Lorraine Kerlick died just after 4 p.m. Sunday after a crash west of Bee Cave, near Austin. The Texas Department of Public Safety could not immediately...
HOUSTON (AP) - The University of Houston's chancellor has agreed to higher wages for English department teaching fellows after they staged a sit-in outside her office. Renu Khator committed $1 million a year Monday to roughly 70 teaching fellows, five days after they began their...
WACO, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man is accused of using a "medieval-type" sword to threaten a woman trying to mediate a fight between him and his wife. Jamie Lewis Wehunt was charged with waving the weapon in the woman's direction. A police spokesman says the woman reported...