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PALESTINE, Texas (AP) - The Texas State Railroad plans to test a new three-mile section of track linking the East Texas rail attraction to the Union Pacific railroad. In a statement, Texas State Railroad officials say they hope the connection in Palestine will allow the East...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Comptroller Susan Combs is spotlighting state pensions in the last of four reports from her office on public money in Texas. The report due Tuesday from the state's chief accountant follows similar breakdowns on taxes and local debt. Combs has...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas education officials say thousands of students retaking a standardized test had to skip the electronic version due to a computer glitch. Some students and testing coordinators on Monday had trouble launching the system or logging back on. Texas...
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a fire at a Dallas-area apartment complex has left at least two people slightly hurt and more than 20 units destroyed. Investigators are trying to determine what sparked Monday night's blaze at the Arbors of Las Colinas in Irving. Crews on...
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush is starting the week in a Houston hospital where he's spent several days for treatment of a lingering cough related to bronchitis. George Kovacik (koh-VAH'-chik) with Methodist Hospital says the 88-year-old Bush remains in stable...
DALLAS (AP) - The state's largest municipal rail system has extended train service to another Dallas suburb and added a bus connection to a major North Texas airport. Dallas Area Rapid Transit on Monday began serving Rowlett with the expanded Blue Line. DART also extended the...
DALLAS (AP) - A former Dallas police officer who led the city's Crime Stoppers program is scheduled to be sentenced for her admitted role in running a rewards scam. Theadora Ross of Rowlett pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and income tax evasion. U.S...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - One of two men arrested while allegedly trying to smuggle weapons for one Mexican cartel around rivals in another is scheduled to appear in federal court. Juan Ricardo Martinez Cardenas is scheduled for a detention hearing Friday in McAllen. He was arrested...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The smiling face of Lady Bird Johnson goes on a U.S. postage stamp as the U.S. Postal Service dedicates a souvenir Forever stamp to the former first lady in Austin. The Friday dedication is scheduled for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of the...