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HALTOM CITY, Texas (AP) - A North Texas house fire has claimed the lives of a woman and three children. Names of the victims of the Haltom City fire and their possible relationship were not immediately released Friday. Investigators are trying to determine what caused Thursday...
HOUSTON (AP) - Police have canceled an Amber Alert after finding a missing Houston 2-year-old and arresting a family friend accused of abducting the child. Houston police found Alizae Rene Mata late Thursday at an apartment complex with 22-year-old Jessenia Saldana. Alizae and...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - State auditors have begun reviewing whether some educators at a West Texas school district cheated on federal accountability standards. Auditors from the Texas Education Agency interviewed employees at the Canutillo Independent School District, which is...
FORNEY, Texas (AP) - Authorities say at least 10 passengers suffered apparent minor injuries when a westbound Greyhound bus and a car collided about 20 miles east of Dallas. Forney fire Chief Rick Townsend says investigators are trying to determine which vehicle was responsible...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A West Texas woman has pleaded guilty in a nearly $5.9 million investment scam using fake bank documents to inflate a person's net worth on paper. Prosecutors in Midland say 41-year-old Darlene Aurelia Bishop of Odessa on Wednesday pleaded guilty to...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Does man's best friend have sentimental value under Texas law? That's the question the Texas Supreme Court on Thursday will tackle in a case being closely watched by animal-rights advocates. It involves a Fort Worth family whose Labrador escaped from home in...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - An opera has been commissioned dealing with the final day of President John F. Kennedy's life before his 1963 assassination in Dallas. In a statement, the Fort Worth Opera says the opera was commissioned from composer David T. Little and librettist Royce...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry is delivering the keynote address at an annual policy orientation organized by a leading state conservative think tank. Perry will address the Texas Public Policy Foundation gathering at a downtown Austin hotel on Thursday morning. He appears...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a building contractor has pleaded guilty to attempted arson in an East Texas dispute over competition for methadone clinic patients. A federal magistrate in Tyler on Wednesday accepted the plea from 54-year-old Daniel Kubisty. No sentencing...