Texas News

A 15-acre park at the upcoming George W. Bush Presidential Center will simulate a Texas prairie - complete with a wildflower meadow, a new blend of native grasses and even trees transplanted from the former president's ranch. Former first lady Laura Bush says she's excited about...
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...
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...
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...