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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is checking into a new rule at Brownsville schools against displaying rosaries and crosses. Lisa Graybill, legal director for the ACLU of Texas, says she has filed open records requests to examine the district...
BLUFFTON, Texas (AP) _ As the drought continues, receding lakes are exposing long-hidden artifacts in Texas. A marble headstone marking an infant's grave from 1882 and concrete foundations from the old town of Bluffton have appeared in Lake Buchanan. The lake created in the...
The Republican co-chair of Congress' debt supercommittee says chances are slim that the panel can agree on a plan to reduce spending by $1.2 trillion over 10 years. Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling says "nobody wants to give up,'' but he also tells "Fox News Sunday'' that "the reality...
A Canadian businessman has purchased the Dallas Stars. The Stars said Friday that Tom Gaglardi, president of Northland Properties Corp., will be introduced Monday at a news conference as the team's new owner. The Stars signed an agreement in September to sell the team to the...
A federal grand jury has indicted a 38-year-old man described as a principal leader of Mexico's Gulf Cartel on federal drug and immigration charges. Rafael Cardenas Vela was arrested last month following a traffic stop in Port Isabel. Federal officials say Vela is accused of...
Prosecutors say an alleged Texas Mexican Mafia gang member has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on racketeering charges tied to drug trafficking on the border. U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman said Friday that Valdomero Hernandez Jr. of San Antonio must also pay a $7,500...
A Texas man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for trying to buy movie theater hot dogs with counterfeit cash. Charles Cleveland Nowden was sentenced Friday, two days after being convicted of forgery. He must serve at least 15 years before he's eligible for parole. Two...
The Texas attorney general has blasted a federal court over proposed maps for the state House and Senate districts. A federal court invited parties to comment on the redistricting maps on Friday. Attorney General Gregg Abbott blasted the San Antonio-based judges, saying the...
A Nebraska bill aimed at the Keystone XL oil pipeline is set for second-round legislative debate. Lawmakers are scheduled to convene Friday for new debate on a measure (LB4) that would allow Nebraska officials to conduct their own environmental review of the Keystone XL. The...