Texas News

One of the victims of the Colorado shooting spent part of her childhood in Texas and is remembered by friends as a hard-working single mother who could light up a room with her smile and carefree spirit. Rebecca Wingo of Aurora, Colo., graduated from high school in Quinlan, east...
A police officer returning home after his shift has died after colliding with a suspected drunk driver in Johnson County south of Fort Worth. KDFW Channel 5 reports (http://bit.ly/Mg1NZN) that Lancaster Police Officer Dustin Dodson died late Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital...
A federal grand jury has indicted a topless club owner accused of organizing a failed plot to kill a Texas mayor and city attorney. Prosecutors on Thursday announced Ryan Walker Grant's indictment on counts of murder for hire and unlawfully transferring a firearm. Grant, of...
A Central Texas man told police that his wife stabbed him in the hand after reading his Facebook page. Rhonda Rochelle Washington was in the Brazos County Jail in Bryan Thursday evening with bond set at $999. The 33-year-old Bryan woman is charged with aggravated assault. Police...
A Houston man has been indicted on charges that accuse him of sex-trafficking of a 14-year-old girl. A federal magistrate in Houston on Thursday ordered Jeremy Jacobi Scott detained until trial on the single count. If convicted, the 28-year-old defendant could get life...
The chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus is opposing a bid by the Texas secretary of state to use a federal database to check the state's voter rolls. State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer said Thursday that he was appalled the state would want to use a database of...
A defense attorney says a Texas plastic surgeon intends to fight the allegation that he paid someone thousands of dollars in silver bars to kill a fellow doctor who was dating his ex-girlfriend. Lubbock attorney Dan Hurley said Tuesday that the affidavit accusing Dr. Thomas...
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...