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MILWAUKEE (AP) - A tea party group says the Internal Revenue Service asked about its involvement in efforts to verify signatures in the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The Northeast Tarrant Tea Party of Fort Worth, Texas says IRS officials asked for extensive...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - The former mayor of a tiny West Texas town has pleaded guilty to stealing about $100,000 from the town treasury. Former Toyah Mayor Bartolo Sanchez entered his guilty plea in federal court in Midland on Thursday. He admits to filing fraudulent mileage...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Country star Randy Travis has sued two agencies to block the public release of patrol car video of his 2012 DWI arrest in North Texas. The lawsuit filed in Austin names the Texas Department of Public Safety and the state attorney general's office. Travis in...
DALLAS (AP) - Prosecutors continue to press a North Texas jury to send a man to death row for drowning two of his sons in a creek. The Dallas County jury is to hear more testimony in the penalty phase of Naim Rasool Muhammad's trial. The jury took less than 10 minutes Wednesday...
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry will head to a North Texas city devastated by a tornado that left at least six people dead. Perry on Friday afternoon plans to visit Granbury and survey the destruction. Wednesday night's tornado destroyed much of the Rancho Brazos Estates...
CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) - School has been canceled for a second day at a North Texas community where a tornado damaged buildings and cut power. The Cleburne Independent School District says all campuses remained closed Friday. Officials with the district about 25 miles south of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The House is set to debate a plan to dramatically expand the number of charter schools allowed to operate in Texas - a sweeping proposal that's cleared the Senate but could face a tougher road in the lower chamber. The proposal is sponsored by Senate...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Criminal suspects suffering from mental illness could stay in jail until they are competent to stand trial under a proposal in the Texas Legislature. In a unanimous vote on Wednesday, the Texas House Committee on Corrections approved a jail-based pilot...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A prison inmate has been indicted on a charge that he tried to hire someone to kill a North Texas federal judge. Authorities say a federal grand jury in Fort Worth indicted Phillip Monroe Ballard on Wednesday. Ballard was in federal custody in Fort Worth...