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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...
DALLAS (AP) - The man in the cowboy hat handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when he was shot by Jack Ruby, is set to receive the police commendation award. A ceremony is set for Tuesday morning to present the award to retired Dallas police detective Jim Leavelle (leh-VEHL'). Dallas...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Parts of a storm-flooded Central Texas city hall will remain closed a few more days as cleanup continues. A spokesman for the city of College Station says affected staffers will likely be able to move back into their offices around the end of 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...
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Officials and community leaders are this week commemorating 19 individuals who died in what became America's deadliest human smuggling attempt. Tuesday marks the incident's 10th anniversary. More than 70 people who had entered the country illegally from...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Law enforcement agencies across the state are conducting ceremonies this week to honor fallen officers in their locales and nationwide. The observances are part of National Police Week. On Tuesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety will honor all Texas...