Texas News

HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a Louisiana parole violator set to die this week in Texas for the slaying of an East Texas woman at her home nine years ago. Forty-one-year-old Donnie Lee Roberts is set for lethal injection Wednesday...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A Guatemalan diplomat has released the identities of two immigrants killed last week when a state police helicopter fired on their smuggler's truck near the Texas-Mexico border. Alba Caceres (KAH'-sehr-es), Guatemala's consul in McAllen, says the victims...
CORSICANA, Texas (AP) - A newborn boy has survived being stuffed in a handbag and abandoned near a Central Texas home on a night when temperatures dipped into the 40s. Corsicana police on Monday appealed for the public's help in identifying the infant and locating his mother...
HOUSTON (AP) - State officials are advising Texas voters to make sure they'll be good to go at the polls if they used the increasingly popular method of registering while getting a driver's license. The warning comes as election administrators acknowledge there have been...
HOUSTON (AP) - The Robert A. and Renee E. Belfer Family Foundation has donated $25 million for research on Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The funding was announced Monday by the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The school will share...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - About 100 Entergy Arkansas workers are heading to the East Coast in advance of a hurricane that forecasters fear could leave millions without power. Entergy says 60 linemen from Arkansas are among 305 linemen from its companies in Arkansas, Louisiana,...
Republican U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold upset a near 30-year Democratic incumbent during the tea party surge of 2010. The attorney and radio show host from Corpus Christi looked to be a goner this election cycle, until some creative redistricting handed him a new, safely...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has wrapped up her first full season of "rolling town halls," bike rides designed to encourage fitness that have also resulted in lots of interaction with the public on city issues. On Friday night Price lead about 100 riders...
DALLAS (AP) - A park built over a downtown Dallas freeway opened this weekend, creating a new urban green space. The 5-acre Klyde Warren Park, built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway, opened Saturday. Organizers expect about 40,000 visitors over the weekend for a variety...