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A Brownsville man is in federal custody facing charges of misrepresenting himself as a doctor and researcher to run an illegal stem cell mail business. The FBI arrested 52-year-old Francisco Morales in Brownsville last week. A magistrate ordered him held without bond and be...
A federal appeals court has refused appeals from two Texas death row inmates, including one condemned for killing a corrections officer 12 years ago while already serving a life sentence for murder. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected arguments from 32-year-old...
A man detained as he wanted to cross a bridge into Mexico is charged with the stabbing death of a 47-year-old woman found by firefighters responding last week to a blaze at her apartment in Pharr. A judge Monday set bond at $2 million for 30-year-old Carlos Reyes, of Pharr. He's...
An estimated 68,000 Texans have the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, about an 8 percent increase over the past two years. That's according to numbers from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Victoria Advocate ( http://bit.ly/si3XtV ) reports about 4,...
A 19-year-old Houston-area man says he was beaten and a friend was slashed in the face as a group of men robbed him of his new pair of expensive Air Jordan shoes. Efrain Espinoza says the men first tried to steal his cell phone, followed him from a party Monday to his home near...
Two men have been arrested and three others are being sought after authorities say they broke into a home while dressed as Houston police officers. A neighbor told Houston television station KHOU ( http://bit.ly/uUOzff ) he heard a loud noise Monday and called police. The...
Part of San Antonio police headquarters had to be evacuated for several hours after a nearby construction crew hit a natural gas line. CPS Energy spokeswoman Christine Patmon says police were allowed back into the building around 4:30 a.m. Friday. Patmon says the utility,...
The oyster industry in the Gulf of Mexico is developing an electronic system needed to track oysters for new food safety regulations. The Courier reports ( http://bit.ly/t2BwIl ) that Gulf states are developing the system, required under measures passed by Congress last year to...
The long-estranged father of the first prison inmate to be posthumously exonerated by DNA testing in Texas has suddenly come forward, claiming he's entitled to half of the nearly $1.1 million the state awarded the man's family. Ernest J. Kennard obtained an order from a Fort...