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A runaway horse threw a scare into a crowd watching a Dallas parade marking the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The rider-less horse broke away from its owner about 11:30 a.m. Monday and galloped down side streets before returning to the parade route. Police Lt...
An autistic teenager who wandered away from his family during an outing at White Sands National Monument and spent the night among the sand dunes has been found. Monument officials say the 15 year old was spotted Monday morning by a U.S. Air Force Blackhawk helicopter. He was...
A 16-year veteran of a Central Texas police force has been arrested and charged with sexual assault relating to a relationship he's accused of having with a 16-year-old Explorer Scout. A Killeen police statement issued Thursday says Officer Kirt Yarbrough Sr. is free on $100,000...
U.S. Senate candidate Craig James says he accepted an "insignificant amount'' in money and gifts from Southern Methodist University football boosters while a star running back at SMU during the 1980s. James, who was a prominent player in the Mustangs' "Pony Express'' offense...
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst found himself under steady attack from former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz in the first formal debate between Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate. Cruz questioned Dewhurst's conservatism while former ESPN commentator Craig James and small...
Young voters in the Republican presidential race are flocking to a 76-year-old great-grandfather who gives eye-glazing speeches on monetary policy and disappears from the campaign trail for days at a time to rest. Texas Rep. Ron Paul's libertarian message of less government and...
Authorities are investigating after a Central Texas high school was briefly evacuated when someone spotted a replica grenade in the vehicle of a man who wasn't a faculty member or student. Travis County sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade says Manor (MAY'-ner) High School was cleared...
A Houston teenager accused of shooting a classmate in the leg says he was defending himself from a group of boys who have been bullying him when he fired a handgun at school. Warren Lewis remained jailed Wednesday after he was arrested for the shooting a day earlier. The student...
Authorities have arrested 10 current and two former students of a Southeast Texas high school on drug charges after a four-month investigation in which an undercover officer posed as a fellow student. The 10 current students from Angleton High School were arrested on campus...