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MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - The former mayor of a tiny West Texas town has pleaded guilty to stealing about $100,000 from the town treasury. Former Toyah Mayor Bartolo Sanchez entered his guilty plea in federal court in Midland on Thursday. He admits to filing fraudulent mileage...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Country star Randy Travis has sued two agencies to block the public release of patrol car video of his 2012 DWI arrest in North Texas. The lawsuit filed in Austin names the Texas Department of Public Safety and the state attorney general's office. Travis in...
DALLAS (AP) - Prosecutors continue to press a North Texas jury to send a man to death row for drowning two of his sons in a creek. The Dallas County jury is to hear more testimony in the penalty phase of Naim Rasool Muhammad's trial. The jury took less than 10 minutes Wednesday...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The House has soundly defeated a proposed referendum that would have let voters decide whether to limit statewide elected officials to two consecutive terms. The proposal easily cleared the Senate but failed on a 61 to 88 vote in the lower chamber Wednesday...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The House is set to debate a plan to dramatically expand the number of charter schools allowed to operate in Texas - a sweeping proposal that's cleared the Senate but could face a tougher road in the lower chamber. The proposal is sponsored by Senate...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Criminal suspects suffering from mental illness could stay in jail until they are competent to stand trial under a proposal in the Texas Legislature. In a unanimous vote on Wednesday, the Texas House Committee on Corrections approved a jail-based pilot...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A prison inmate has been indicted on a charge that he tried to hire someone to kill a North Texas federal judge. Authorities say a federal grand jury in Fort Worth indicted Phillip Monroe Ballard on Wednesday. Ballard was in federal custody in Fort Worth...
DALLAS (AP) - The attorney of a North Texas man who drowned two of his sons says his client acted out of fear that the boys would grow up to be just like him. Paul Johnson addressed the Dallas County jury Wednesday as Naim Rasool Muhammad's capital murder trial entered its...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A 37-year-old Houston man convicted of killing a police officer 14 years ago has been put to death. Jeffrey Demond Williams' execution Wednesday evening came just over an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal from his attorneys...