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Lake Granbury Christian Temple Pastor Dean Porter was having a Bible study in the fellowship hall when the hail started coming down. "It began to suck up debris, and I ran inside and got our people and children into a safer location," he said. "Apparently what happened was, the...
PALO PINTO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a wildfire that continues to burn in North Texas is significantly smaller than originally thought. The Texas A&M Forest Service on Tuesday said the fire near Possum Kingdom Lake charred 44 acres, not the 130 acres originally estimated...
A 37-year-old Houston man convicted of killing a police officer 14 years ago has been put to death. Jeffrey Demond Williams' execution Wednesday evening came just over an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal from his attorneys. Lawyers contended Williams...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a high-ranking female member of a Mexican cartel has been charged in a cocaine conspiracy case in Arkansas. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 57-year-old Idalia Ramos Rangel and more than a dozen others are charged with conspiracy to...
Fifteen people were injured, 10 of them hospitalized, when an escalator packed with people at San Antonio's convention center malfunctioned and jerked to a stop, causing a tumble of bodies down the steps. The incident happened about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry B. Gonzalez...
A 17-year-old Nimitz High School student was jailed Tuesday on a charge of human trafficking. Irving police said Travis Lekas was arrested Monday after a 15-year-old Nimitz student told investigators she was allegedly held against her will under the influence of drugs and...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether his execution for killing a Houston police officer 14 years ago this week should be blocked. Jeffrey Demond Williams is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville. The...
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Officials and community leaders are this week commemorating 19 individuals who died in what became America's deadliest human smuggling attempt. Tuesday marks the incident's 10th anniversary. More than 70 people who had entered the country illegally from...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Law enforcement agencies across the state are conducting ceremonies this week to honor fallen officers in their locales and nationwide. The observances are part of National Police Week. On Tuesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety will honor all Texas...