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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some Republican and Democratic legislators have joined forces on measures aimed at curtailing Gov. Rick Perry's power, benefits and number of terms. At least six bills, proposed constitutional amendments and budget decisions would reduce the governor's power...
Cleanup at a Southeast Texas cemetery has revealed some unmarked graves in a discovery that could help recognize the site's history. The Galveston County Daily News reported Monday that Magnolia Cemetery has about 150 marked headstones - mainly African-Americans - dating to the...
CONROE, Texas (AP) - An inmate at a Houston-area jail has escaped and investigators believe the bank robbery suspect went over a wall. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old Britt Chadvurn Privatte of Sugar Land was unaccounted for during a check Sunday...
Police say a man was fatally shot and an officer wounded twice in a confrontation that began when the man was seen driving erratically. They say the motorist was spotted shortly before midnight Sunday weaving through traffic and later driving slowly with the driver's side door...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Backers of the Texas Historical Commission hope to combine tax dollars and private money to showcase the state's past in a more interactive way. Commission leaders are launching a fundraising effort for more history-preserving and digital projects. Gov. Rick...
A federal judge in Pittsburgh has dismissed one lawsuit from people who bought tickets to the February 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, but had to watch it on TV because their seats weren't properly installed in time for the game. U.S. District Judge David Cercone dismissed the fraud...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A military judge has sentenced an Air Force instructor to four years in prison for raping a female trainee at the South Texas base where he worked. Lt. Col. Matthew Van Dalen also sentenced Staff Sgt. Eddy Soto to a dishonorable discharge after convicting him...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - An exhibit of personal items from the life and work of Pope John Paul II has opened in West Texas amid the fascination with new Pope Francis. The exhibit called "I Have Come to You Again" runs through May 31 at the Catholic Renewal Center in Lubbock. It's...
After two-and-a-half months on the job, Ted Cruz capped a blistering start to his Senate career Saturday with the closing keynote address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, securing his place as a rising star of the Republican right. Cruz told the largest annual...