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HOUSTON (AP) - Three Houston men have been sentenced to eight-year prison terms in a sex trafficking ring in which a victim was branded with a panther image to mark her as property. Prosecutors in Houston say 42-year-old Andre McDaniels, 30-year-old Jamine Lake and 38-year-old...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A Texas company could have an answer to some consumers' unwelcome discovery that just-purchased loaves contain mold. MicroZap Inc., of Lubbock, claims its technology allows bread to stay mold-free for 60 days. The bread is bombarded with microwaves for...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Officials overseeing water in Central Texas could again cut off farmers' allotments as dry conditions persist. The board of the Lower Colorado River Authority will vote at an emergency meeting Tuesday and likely cut water for most downstream rice farmers. It...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An Air Force recruiter for the Houston area faces a hearing at a San Antonio base on whether he gets court-martialed after he was accused of sexual misconduct, rape and obstructing justice. An Air Force statement says Tech. Sgt. Jaime (HYE'-may) R. Rodriguez...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Some Texas courts have been using a new pre-trial order to confiscate guns from those who've been arrested in domestic violence incidents. The order is relatively new in the San Antonio area and is being used on a case-by-case basis. But it's long been in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State lawmakers are finally learning how much money they'll have to spend on the next Texas budget. Republican Comptroller Susan Combs is releasing her biennial revenue estimate on Monday. That crucial number sets the limit on what lawmakers can spend for...
DALLAS (AP) - Downsize Fitness is an exclusive health club, evocative of the nation's trendiest gyms. But there's a strict requirement to join: You must be 50 pounds or more overweight. The chain wants its members to feel comfortable while exercising, so there are no mirrors...
A winter storm headed east into North and Central Texas but promised much less accumulations of snow than it dumped on West Texas the day before. A winter weather advisory is in effect through Friday afternoon along and west of a line stretching from Stephenville to Gatesville...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 36 of 123 sexually exploited children identified in a five-week, international child pornography investigation were rescued in North Texas. ICE Director John Morton revealed on Thursday that more than 200 adults had been arrested on...