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BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Closing arguments in the capital murder trial of a Texas inmate charged with the 2007 death of a guard have been delayed until at least next week. An appeals court in Waco on Monday will consider jury instructions in the Bryan trial of John Falk Jr. Falk was...
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Acadian Ambulance Service has acquired a north Texas company, expanding its operations in the state. The Lafayette-based ambulance company said its acquisition of StarPlus EMS in McKinney, Texas, took effect on Saturday, adding 50 full-time employees, eight...
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities are trying to piece together just how a capital murder suspect was able to take a deputy's gun and escape from a Dallas hospital before he was cornered a mile away and surrendered. Franklin B. Davis stole the deputy's revolver and fled Parkland Memorial...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks, a Democrat who spent 42 years representing his Southeast Texas district, has died at age 89. A Jefferson County Sheriff's Department statement says Brooks died Tuesday night at Baptist Hospital of Beaumont after a sudden...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for being an online child predator and meeting his victim in Laredo. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Tuesday sentenced Anthony Michael Puckett. The 41-year-old Corpus Christi...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Border agents in Texas are trying to determine whether $52,000 in undeclared cash hidden in a detergent box was laundered money. El Paso County Jail records show 36-year-old Edgar Lopez Chavez was being held Wednesday on a bulk cash smuggling charge. Online...
SOUTHLAKE, Texas (AP) - A North Texas man who in 2011 became the nation's first full face transplant recipient has thanked a service group for helping him get a guide dog. Dallas Wiens had the golden retriever named Charley with him Tuesday night at the Southlake City Council...
PALESTINE, Texas (AP) - The Texas State Railroad plans to test a new three-mile section of track linking the East Texas rail attraction to the Union Pacific railroad. In a statement, Texas State Railroad officials say they hope the connection in Palestine will allow the East...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Comptroller Susan Combs is spotlighting state pensions in the last of four reports from her office on public money in Texas. The report due Tuesday from the state's chief accountant follows similar breakdowns on taxes and local debt. Combs has...