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Gov. Rick Perry Monday launched an ad campaign in Crain’s Chicago Business and its on-line site inviting businesses to move to Texas. The theme is, “Get Out While There’s Still Time,” as if Chicago were on the verge of collapse, under invasion, or once again on fire. The full-...
BURKE, Texas (AP) - An East Texas pilot has survived the fiery crash of his ultralight plane after the low-flying aircraft clipped some power lines. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Sunday night near Burke, about 100 miles northeast of Houston...
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Federal investigators are working to find what caused a charter bus crash loaded with elderly casino-goers near Dallas, killing two and injuring 41. Among those killed was the organizer of the trip to an Oklahoma casino. Witnesses say the Cardinal Coach Line...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The man in line to become San Antonio's public school superintendent is defending his personal financial and legal problems by saying they've made him a better leader. Manuel Isquierdo heads the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz., and is the...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - Kaufman County authorities say they're receiving tips "on a fairly regular basis" as they move forward with the investigation of the murders of District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife and one of McLelland's assistant prosecutors, Mark Hasse. But sheriff'...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth's Kimbell Art Museum has purchased two large seventh-century Mayan sculptures to become part of its permanent collection. The sculptures - known as censer stands - are being described as some of the largest and most sophisticated free-standing...
HOUSTON (AP) - A jewelry store heist didn't go as planned for a couple of Houston robbers. One of them was shot by an off-duty Houston police officer as they tried to hold up the store Thursday. Police say the two men apparently didn't see the officer, who was in his uniform,...
HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say a man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college told investigators that he had fantasized about cannibalism and about cutting off people's faces and wearing them as masks. According to a search warrant affidavit made...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A prosecutor says a Texas Panhandle grand jury's decision is to be revealed in sex assault cases against eccentric millionaire artist Stanley Marsh 3. Special prosecutor Matt Powell said the Potter County panel's decision will likely be released Thursday,...