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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Fort Bliss officials and soldiers will honor three soldiers killed last week by the blast from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. The soldiers to be honored Wednesday are William Joseph Gilbert and Mitchell Kirk Daehling, both 24-year-old specialists, and 21-...
DALLAS (AP) - A chandelier by glass artist Dale Chihuly that once belonged to former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford is to be sold at auction to raise money to help compensate victims of his Ponzi scheme. The 7-foot tall, 6-foot wide chandelier of cascading blue glass will be...
State Fair of Texas has released a video mockup of his Big Tex's new face. Big Tex, who roasted last September amid an electrical short, must be installed at his revamped spot atop Big Tex Circle in 128 days. Sue Gooding, Fair spokeswoman, shared a video of the facial...
WEST, Texas (AP) - Disaster help may be available for losses not covered by insurance in a Central Texas town recovering from a fertilizer plant explosion. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday urged survivors of the April 17 blast in West to check with FEMA after...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A trial begins Tuesday that could determine which country will decide the fate of 13-year-old twin boys at the center of an international custody battle that extends from Eastern Europe to Middle Tennessee. The boys are American citizens who were born in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House is considering a proposal that would create special districts operated by turnaround experts to improve struggling schools. The bill by Dallas Democratic Sen. Royce West cleared the Senate May 1. The House will likely vote on it on Tuesday -...
In a continuing push to sign-off on almost anything gun, the Texas Senate approved a bill Tuesday night to allow applicants to qualify for a concealed-handgun license to use either a revolver or a semi-automatic pistol. Under current law, Texans who qualified to carry a revolver...
DALLAS (AP) - A rare $10 bill from 1929 marked with the name of the Texas town of West is set to be auctioned off to benefit the families of victims of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion there. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer up the bill Tuesday. The April 17...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Members of an elite search and rescue team from Texas have been dispatched to Oklahoma to help with recovery following a deadly tornado. Gov. Rick Perry on Monday night announced activation of Texas Task Force 1 (one). The emergency response came after a...