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ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas boot camp that disciplines children with stun guns and handcuffs is being investigated on assault allegations. Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge is to discuss the investigation Friday afternoon. Earlier this week he said a local boot camp...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry and his fellow Texas A&M classmate and now A&M System Chancellor John Sharp are getting together in College Station for ceremonies marking the reactivation of their old Corps of Cadets squadron. Squadron 6 is one of two Aggie...
DALLAS (AP) - Two children of the late Robert F. Kennedy will speak in Dallas as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Rory Kennedy will be interviewed Friday evening by journalist Charlie...
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...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Businesses and individuals who claim BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company's class-action settlement with private plaintiffs' attorneys. Court-supervised claims administrator Patrick Juneau...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston youth whose 2010 videotaped beating by police during a break-in investigation led to four officers fired has pleaded guilty to another burglary. A judge in Houston on Wednesday ordered a pre-sentence investigation for 18-year-old Chad Holley, who faces...
DENVER (AP) - Southwest Ice Cream Specialties of McKinney, Texas, is voluntarily recalling some of its Dulce de Leche ice cream containers because they may contain praline pecan ice cream, which has wheat, soy and pecans that could cause problems for people allergic to those...