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The entire collection of nearly 100 love letters written between Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson during their 21/2-month courtship in 1934 is being made available to the public for the first time beginning on Valentine's Day. The letters at the LBJ Presidential Library at...
A former Army Corps of Engineers supervisor in South Texas has been sentenced to four years in prison in a bribery case after a contractor paid for his $80,000 paved driveway. Prosecutors say a judge in Galveston on Tuesday sentenced 33-year-old Christopher Castillo of Monte...
A coroner says an attacker who crashed his car into a North Texas church and beat a minister to death before dying in custody had been using drugs. The Tarrant County medical examiner on Tuesday ruled the death of Derrick Birdow was associated with PCP ingestion. The Fort Worth...
(Information in the following story is from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com . Not for use online in Dallas market.) DALLAS (AP) - Four groups seeking to open charter schools in Texas turned in applications last year that had sections copied from other...
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - High winds from a strong thunderstorm struck the Central Texas town of Temple, leaving trees uprooted and part of an apartment complex's roof peeled off. A news release from the town Sunday says no one was injured as a result of the storm that moved through...
DALLAS (AP) -The boards of American Airlines parent AMR Corp. and US Airways have pushed back meeting on plans to consider a final merger, Associated Press sources say. A source close to the matter says the AMR board wants to meet in person, and that the US Airways board would...
The teenager accused of stabbing an East Texas high teacher to death in 2009 has been committed to a state hospital for one more year. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that the commitment hearing in district court took place Friday morning. Judge Christi Kennedy found the...
MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) - Police have released details about the 200-mile procession planned for a former Navy SEAL sniper who was killed at a Texas shooting range. In a news release Saturday, Midlothian Police Chief Carl Smith said the procession for Chris Kyle will begin at...
LA PORTE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say one person has been killed and another seriously injured after a gas plant explosion in southeast Texas. The Houston Chronicle reports that one employee was flown to a hospital after the incident Saturday morning in La Porte, 25 miles...