Texas News

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...
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...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A Guatemalan diplomat has released the identities of two immigrants killed last week when a state police helicopter fired on their smuggler's truck near the Texas-Mexico border. Alba Caceres (KAH'-sehr-es), Guatemala's consul in McAllen, says the victims...
CORSICANA, Texas (AP) - A newborn boy has survived being stuffed in a handbag and abandoned near a Central Texas home on a night when temperatures dipped into the 40s. Corsicana police on Monday appealed for the public's help in identifying the infant and locating his mother...
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...
Republican U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold upset a near 30-year Democratic incumbent during the tea party surge of 2010. The attorney and radio show host from Corpus Christi looked to be a goner this election cycle, until some creative redistricting handed him a new, safely...