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PALO PINTO, Texas (AP) - Wildfires have broken out in a North Texas community devastated by 2011 blazes that destroyed about 200 homes during the drought. No injuries were reported Tuesday in the wildfires that scorched about 130 acres near Possum Kingdom Lake, 75 miles west of...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas man has been charged with killing his mother whose body was found after an argument heard by one of her friends via cellphone. Dallas County jail records show 25-year-old Gonzalo Lopez was being held Monday on a murder charge. Jail records don't list an...
PARIS, Texas (AP) - Ninety-year-old Texas Congressman Ralph Hall says he's planning to run for another term next year, extending his tenure as the House's oldest member. The Rockwall Republican first was elected in 1980, as a Democrat. He switched to the GOP in 2004. The Paris...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a former South Texas district attorney and one-time candidate for Congress used the power of his position to profit. Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos is set to go on trial Monday in Brownsville to face federal...
EMHOUSE, Texas (AP) - Navarro County authorities say two people have drowned and a 2-year-old was seriously hurt after their 14-foot aluminum boat capsized in a stock pond. Justice of the Peace Connie Hickman tells the Corsicana Daily Sun (http://bit.ly/10GeAiK ) the two...
The Texas House tentatively approved the Michael Morton Act without opposition and without debate Monday, then followed with unanimous approval for a Morton-backed bill extending the statute of limitations on misconduct complaints against prosecutors. With final House approval...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A Texas A&M System audit shows the majority of $28 million in course fees assessed at its flagship university in College Station lacks proper documentation to justify the charges. A review of the audit by The Eagle newspaper of Bryan-College...
Town leaders from West, Texas, and neighboring Abbott were all smiles Monday afternoon as a representative for country music star Willie Nelson gave donated checks totaling more than $120,000. Most of the money was raised at a benefit birthday concert Nelson hosted a few weeks...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Brennan's restaurant in New Orleans is famous for inventing the Bananas Foster dessert, but the eatery is also known for a long-running ownership dispute. The bitter squabble heads to court Monday, when a federal judge is scheduled to hear testimony in a...