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The state employment agency has announced a six-week extension of unemployment benefits for jobless Texans who have exhausted their claims. The Texas Workforce Commission said Tuesday the extension is a result of the unemployment rate reaching 8.5 percent or higher over the...
Police say two Fort Bliss soldiers have died in separate shootings during an apparent domestic dispute that left another man wounded. An El Paso police statement says Fort Bliss soldier James Steadman killed fellow soldier Lykisha Gooding Monday. Before shooting her, Steadman...
TCU kicker Ross Evans is back at practice, though coach Gary Patterson isn't sure yet if the team's career scoring leader will play in the regular-season finale against UNLV on Saturday following his arrest. Evans faces a charge of misdemeanor criminal mischief after being...
Republican presidential contender Rick Perry is denying reports that he's in the midst of a major staff shakeup. Perry, the Texas governor, said Tuesday night that he's spoken to senior strategist Dave Carney and campaign manager Rob Johnson in the last 24 hours. And despite a...
A Texas judge whose daughter posted a video online that showed him violently beating her when she was a teenager can no longer see his younger daughter without supervision. A state judge on Wednesday temporarily ordered that Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams could...
The Texas attorney general is asking the U.S Supreme Court to overrule redistricting maps issued by a federal court in San Antonio. Attorney General Greg Abbott says the three-judge panel had crossed the line in producing maps that were dramatically different than those produced...
The Texas Education Agency has released new guidelines that set tough thresholds for school districts hoping to take advantage of special legal exemptions passed by the Legislature and intended to help schools cope with significant budget cuts. A school district's declaration of...
A Texas woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for a pickup truck crash on a North Dakota military base that killed a passenger. Thirty-two-year-old Mary Burns of Dayton, Texas, entered an Alford plea to a charge of negligent homicide. That means she does not admit...
Local and federal agents continue investigating the organized crime link of four men charged with capital murder in the shooting death of the driver of a truck carrying marijuana that was being tracked by law enforcement in Houston. A Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman...