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DENTON, Texas (AP) - A North Texas pharmacist has been charged with selling prescription drugs from her home after her business closed. Esther Chinedozi Amaka of Arlington is charged with diverting controlled substances. Denton police last month raided her residence. Online jail...
HOUSTON (AP) - DNA has linked a newly freed inmate to the 2006 slaying of an alleged accomplice in a Houston-area utility and robbery scam. The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Thursday announced Alvin Wiltz has been charged with capital murder. Wiltz was arrested Wednesday - a...
HOUSTON (AP) - Harris County authorities have arrested a man the day after his release from federal prison and have charged him with capital murder for a slaying almost seven years ago during an attempted home burglary. Sheriff's department officials say 37-year-old Alvin Wiltz...
DALLAS (AP) - A state district judge has held Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins in contempt for refusing to answer misconduct allegations by attorneys for an oil fortune heir charged with mortgage fraud. Watkins appeared in court Thursday during a hearing in the case...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Water Development Board drafted a list of "Potential Priority State Water Plan Projects" for lawmakers as early as January, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. The projects, broken down by region and projected cost: NORTH TEXAS...
DENTON, Texas (AP) - The president of the University of North Texas has announced plans to retire by the end of 2013. V. Lane Rawlins on Tuesday released a statement saying he will continue to lead the school in Denton until a new president is named. The 75-year-old Rawlins has...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A third South Texas man linked to a sex ring that in 2007 forced a 13-year-old girl into prostitution has been sentenced to prison in a drug-related plea deal. A judge in San Antonio sentenced 23-year-old Nicolas "Little Nicky" Davila to 15 years in prison...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man faces up to five years in prison for wrongly accepting more than $30,000 in federal help after 2011 wildfires burned a home he owned. Prosecutors in Austin say 53-year-old Manuel Hernandez of Paige falsely said the destroyed structure was...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Senate panel is considering proposed legislation prohibiting organizations linked to abortion providers from teaching sexual education in Texas schools. The contentious measure by tea party Sen. Ken Paxton was hailed Tuesday by abortion opponents as a way...