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A Texas toll road with the nation's highest speed limit will get signs warning drivers about wildlife after at least three incidents of vehicles colliding with animals in the first few days of the new 85 mph zone. The private company that runs the 41-mile portion of Texas...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to promote the state's new Women's Health Program that excludes Planned Parenthood. He will make an appearance Wednesday with state Health and Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek to talk about the new program, which starts on Thursday. The Women's...
A judge has sentenced to 35 years in federal prison a man who admitted to being the "Handsome Guy Bandit" responsible for 11 North Texas bank holdups. Steven Ray Milam pleaded guilty in Dallas last May to 11 federal counts of bank robbery. U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay...
DALLAS (AP) - Hurricane Sandy scrapped scheduled flights to and from the Northeast but caused minimal scheduled disruptions at the two major airline hubs in Texas. The 95 scheduled Monday departures from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport that were canceled amounted to...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A Mexican man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for conspiring to harbor more than 100 illegal immigrants on a South Texas property. A Justice Department statement says Marcial Salas Gardunio was sentenced to eight years plus a month in...
HOUSTON (AP) - State officials are advising Texas voters to make sure they'll be good to go at the polls if they used the increasingly popular method of registering while getting a driver's license. The warning comes as election administrators acknowledge there have been...
HOUSTON (AP) - The Robert A. and Renee E. Belfer Family Foundation has donated $25 million for research on Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The funding was announced Monday by the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The school will share...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Texas death row inmate condemned for fatally shooting a firefighter. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Elroy Chester. Lawyers for Chester say he is mentally impaired, making him ineligible for...
HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a Louisiana parole violator set to die this week in Texas for the slaying of an East Texas woman at her home nine years ago. Forty-one-year-old Donnie Lee Roberts is set for lethal injection Wednesday...