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Texas lawmakers expressed outrage because they must submit to computerized searches for warrants before entering the governor's mansion. House Appropriations Vice Chairman Sylvester Turner complained Thursday that as an elected official with a special identification card, he...
A jury has convicted an Austin personal injury attorney of racketeering charges as part of a federal investigation into judicial bribery in South Texas. The Valley Morning Star in Harlingen reports the verdict was announced Thursday in Corpus Christi, concluding the four-week...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - A scientist says fireballs that streaked over the East Texas skies before dawn were likely pieces of a rocket booster that launched a Chinese satellite into orbit. Shanyn Beason of Beckville, about 25 miles southeast of Longview, told KLTV-TV of Tyler that...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A federal jury in Corpus Christi is to begin deliberations in the trial of an Austin lawyer charged in a South Texas judicial corruption case with racketeering. Marc Rosenthal's case goes to the jury Thursday morning. The prosecution completed...
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say the body of a man reported missing several weeks ago has been found in a creek bed and he may have been killed by a falling tree. Construction workers on Wednesday discovered the body of 36-year-old Vashana Eugene Mims. Officials say tree branches...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - An attorney for the adoptive parents of a Russian boy who died last month in West Texas says they're not responsible for the death of the 3-year-old. Michael J. Brown said Wednesday that Laura and Alan Shatto "sure as heck" didn't kill Max Shatto, who the...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The ex-owner of a law enforcement uniform shop in West Texas has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for smuggling ammunition into Mexico. A judge in El Paso on Wednesday also ordered Hector Ayala to forfeit about 8,600 rounds of ammo and $1...
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - A police officer in a Texas border city faces up to 10 years in prison for having a stolen rifle. Prosecutors in Del Rio say Eagle Pass Officer Eriberto Leija (ehr-ee-BEHR'-toh LAY'-huh) pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of a stolen firearm. Police...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for weapons and drug trafficking convictions. Prosecutors in Tyler say 39-year-old Spencer Garod Elam of Longview was sentenced Tuesday. Elam was arrested in May 2011 during an investigation...