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DALLAS (AP) - One man has died in a Dallas apartment fire but three people survived after tying sheets together and climbing from a second-floor balcony. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says a 4-year-old boy smelled smoke early Thursday and woke his mother and father...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Another West Texas school district will investigate whether student transfer credits were manipulated to cheat federal accountability rules. Trustees of the Ysleta Independent School District voted Wednesday to do an internal review. Ysleta officials say no...
HOUSTON (AP) - A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college is set to make his first court appearance since being charged in the attack. Dylan Quick was to be in a Houston courtroom Thursday morning. The 20-year-old is charged with three counts of...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A prosecutor says a Texas Panhandle grand jury's decision is to be revealed in sex assault cases against eccentric millionaire artist Stanley Marsh 3. Special prosecutor Matt Powell said the Potter County panel's decision will likely be released Thursday,...
CONROE, Texas (AP) - The staff of a Houston-area animal shelter has euthanized 60 dogs in the past week because of an outbreak of highly contagious parvovirus. Conroe Deputy Police Chief Russell Reynolds says the outbreak was detected April 4 when two dogs showed the typical...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas convict with a lengthy criminal history has been executed for fatally shooting a man and raping the slain man's fiancee. Fifty-year-old Rickey Lynn Lewis received a lethal injection Tuesday evening for the murder of 45-year-old George Newman more...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Switchblade knives would become legal to carry under a proposal advancing in the Texas Capitol. Houston Democratic Rep. Harold Dutton presented House Bill 1862 to the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Tuesday. Under current law, switchblades...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has approved a constitutional amendment that would clarify the chain of command if the governor can't perform his or her duties. Under the current Constitution, the lieutenant governor takes over when the governor travels outside of the state...
U.S. Border Patrol agents have found the remains of three suspected immigrants on South Texas ranches in recent days, adding to a total that is outpacing last year's. The agency's Rio Grande Valley sector, which encompasses a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in southernmost...