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An electrician has pleaded guilty to tax fraud and will avoid retrial on allegations he overbilled a Southeast Texas school district. A federal magistrate in Beaumont on Tuesday accepted the plea agreement from Calvin Gary Walker. Walker pleaded guilty to failure to pay income...
A female Air Force airman has testified that a basic training instructor sexually assaulted her in his office at a Texas base and told her to keep quiet. The woman told jurors at Staff Sgt. Luis Walker's court-martial Tuesday that he ignored her pleas to stop while pulling her...
HOUSTON (AP) - The Coast Guard has called off its search for a boater who went missing after two boats collided near Baytown in Southeast Texas. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Kendrick said Sunday officials don't believe the boater is alive. Kendrick says a Baytown Police dive...
LIMON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was driving a tractor-trailer that struck and killed two Texas women who were changing a tire on Interstate 70 near Limon. The Colorado State Patrol says a 37-year-old man who was with the teen initially claimed to have been...
WAKE VILLAGE, Texas (AP) - An escapee from a county jail in Texarkana has been recaptured in Wake Village, Texas. Bowie County, Texas, Chief Deputy Larry Parker told the Texarkana Gazette (http://bit.ly/NqUIoW ) that Marquis Tervon Franklin of Texarkana, Texas, was arrested...
HOUSTON (AP) - Two men have been killed and a third injured after they were struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in Houston. Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Thomas Gilliland says a men's league soccer club had been playing on a field Sunday when it began to rain...
Closing arguments are set to begin a trial that will determine the fate of Texas' controversial voter ID law. Lawyers for Texas, the Justice Department and intervening groups supporting the Justice Department's position will make their final cases in a federal court in...
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas say they have a problem with allowing drinking near the Alamo. The Texas General Land Office plans to let caterers serve liquor, beer and wine during events at Alamo Hall, outside the historic San Antonio compound. Land Office officials say...
A Fort Worth man says he doesn't want his conviction for lying about military honors and medals overturned, even though the law used to prosecute him was overturned. Richard David McClanahan says he still feels ashamed for embellishing his record. McClanahan did serve in both...