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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison over a mugging in which a woman was shot and run over. A judge in San Antonio on Wednesday accepted the plea agreement from Adam Rincon. Rincon was charged with capital murder in the July 2011 attack...
A saddle bronc rider with ties to Wyoming and Colorado has died after the pickup he was driving rolled over near Rockdale, Texas. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports a memorial service for Travis Darling is planned Sunday at the University of Wyoming's Cliff and Martha...
A 15-acre park at the upcoming George W. Bush Presidential Center will simulate a Texas prairie - complete with a wildflower meadow, a new blend of native grasses and even trees transplanted from the former president's ranch. Former first lady Laura Bush says she's excited about...
A Texas toll road with the nation's highest speed limit will get signs warning drivers about wildlife after at least three incidents of vehicles colliding with animals in the first few days of the new 85 mph zone. The private company that runs the 41-mile portion of Texas...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to promote the state's new Women's Health Program that excludes Planned Parenthood. He will make an appearance Wednesday with state Health and Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek to talk about the new program, which starts on Thursday. The Women's...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A Mexican man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for conspiring to harbor more than 100 illegal immigrants on a South Texas property. A Justice Department statement says Marcial Salas Gardunio was sentenced to eight years plus a month in...
A judge has sentenced to 35 years in federal prison a man who admitted to being the "Handsome Guy Bandit" responsible for 11 North Texas bank holdups. Steven Ray Milam pleaded guilty in Dallas last May to 11 federal counts of bank robbery. U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay...
DALLAS (AP) - Hurricane Sandy scrapped scheduled flights to and from the Northeast but caused minimal scheduled disruptions at the two major airline hubs in Texas. The 95 scheduled Monday departures from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport that were canceled amounted to...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Texas death row inmate condemned for fatally shooting a firefighter. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Elroy Chester. Lawyers for Chester say he is mentally impaired, making him ineligible for...