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Lake Granbury Christian Temple Pastor Dean Porter was having a Bible study in the fellowship hall when the hail started coming down. "It began to suck up debris, and I ran inside and got our people and children into a safer location," he said. "Apparently what happened was, the...
PALO PINTO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a wildfire that continues to burn in North Texas is significantly smaller than originally thought. The Texas A&M Forest Service on Tuesday said the fire near Possum Kingdom Lake charred 44 acres, not the 130 acres originally estimated...
A 37-year-old Houston man convicted of killing a police officer 14 years ago has been put to death. Jeffrey Demond Williams' execution Wednesday evening came just over an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal from his attorneys. Lawyers contended Williams...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a high-ranking female member of a Mexican cartel has been charged in a cocaine conspiracy case in Arkansas. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 57-year-old Idalia Ramos Rangel and more than a dozen others are charged with conspiracy to...
Fifteen people were injured, 10 of them hospitalized, when an escalator packed with people at San Antonio's convention center malfunctioned and jerked to a stop, causing a tumble of bodies down the steps. The incident happened about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry B. Gonzalez...
A 17-year-old Nimitz High School student was jailed Tuesday on a charge of human trafficking. Irving police said Travis Lekas was arrested Monday after a 15-year-old Nimitz student told investigators she was allegedly held against her will under the influence of drugs and...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether his execution for killing a Houston police officer 14 years ago this week should be blocked. Jeffrey Demond Williams is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville. The...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is scheduled to give the keynote address at Santa Fe Community College's commencement ceremony. The 38-year-old is slated to speak May 22 in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Castro, whose twin brother is...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A contentious bill requiring politically active nonprofits to make the names of major donors public is on the verge of clearing the Texas Legislature. The measure faces a final vote in the House Tuesday. If approved, it heads to Gov. Rick Perry, who will...