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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, weighing in on whether Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney should release more tax returns, says he believes all candidates should be as transparent as possible when it comes to tax returns and other aspects of their lives. In remarks to...
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by seven states that sought to block a contraception coverage rule within the federal health care law. U.S. District Court Judge Warren K. Urbom ruled Tuesday that the states had no standing because they failed to prove they would...
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...
An 18-year-old man has been killed in what Dallas police are describing as a drive-by shooting. Police say three people were shot just after midnight Friday at an apartment complex southeast of downtown. The person killed was identified by the medical examiner as 18-year-old...
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...