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Country music legend Willie Nelson has been named an honorary doctor — of music. The 80-year-old Texan was honored Saturday by the Berklee College of Music in Boston, along with musicians Carole King and Annie Lennox. “I was going to ask them if I could write my own medication...
One of three Amarillo brothers sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of a police officer more than 30 years ago on Christmas Day has lost a bid for parole. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles cites "poor institutional adjustment" for its decision refusing parole for 49-...
Health care providers in Texas could soon collect or verify patient information by swiping that patient’s driver’s license. The measure allowing such data collection is one of a handful that the Texas Medical Association is pushing this legislative session to help modernize...
A judge will consider arguments next month on whether a Texas prison inmate can be retried for the death of a corrections officer. The Eagle of Bryan-College Station reports Senior District Judge John Delaney has set a June 25 hearing in Bryan in the capital murder case of John...
A Houston firefighter is in the hospital after the fire truck he was in was hit by a suspected drunk driver last night in northwest Houston. Police say the fire truck had its emergency lights on while responding to a call on the Northwest Freeway at 34th around 10:30pm. That's...
Texas Tech women's basketball coach Kristy Curry has left to take over at Alabama. Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt says in a statement Saturday night Curry has resigned to take over the Crimson Tide. Curry guided the Lady Raiders to a 21-11 mark this past season which...
Police say a 5-year-old Texas boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head by his older brother. Denton Police spokesman Orlando Hinojosa told the Denton Record-Chronicle the boy was airlifted to a Dallas hospital Saturday after his 8-year-old brother shot him with...
Donald and Jeanne Frosch were remembered at a powerful and emotional memorial service on Sunday evening. The couple was killed Thursday afternoon when a Cessna 182 piloted by Donald went down outside of Fredericksburg. Friends say the timing of the crash was especially tragic,...
Forget those feel-good vibes at the Capitol. Unless a deal on a new Texas budget is struck in the next two weeks, a summer bummer is coming. Gov. Rick Perry wants $1.8 billion in tax cuts and $2 billion for a new water fund. So does most of the Legislature, which is also close...