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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...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has wrapped up her first full season of "rolling town halls," bike rides designed to encourage fitness that have also resulted in lots of interaction with the public on city issues. On Friday night Price lead about 100 riders...
DALLAS (AP) - A park built over a downtown Dallas freeway opened this weekend, creating a new urban green space. The 5-acre Klyde Warren Park, built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway, opened Saturday. Organizers expect about 40,000 visitors over the weekend for a variety...
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors at the trial of a woman accused of murder after four children died in a fire at her Houston home day care are presenting testimony from neighbors and emotional 911 calls to detail for jurors the frantic efforts to try to save the kids. Investigators...
A Dallas promotions company that paid Lance Armstrong $7 million for winning his sixth Tour de France is demanding he return the money. A spokesman for SCA Promotions says the company will send Armstrong a demand letter on Monday now that Armstrong seven Tour de Fance titles...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors in El Paso will seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing his estranged wife, her boyfriend and her teenage daughter. Luis Javier Solis Gonzalez is charged with capital murder in connection with the May deaths of 34-year-old...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A British man accused of trying to buy missile parts from undercover U.S. agents for sale to Iran is to return to federal court in El Paso to enter a new plea. Christopher Tappin pleaded not guilty after his extradition from the United Kingdom in February...
MONROE, N.C. (AP) - A former scoutmaster in North Carolina admits he molested as many as 10 boys in the early 1970s. The file on Thomas J. Menghi Jr. is just one among thousands of pages on suspected abusers kept by the Boy Scouts of America and released under a recent court...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas man has been recognized for stepping in to stop an assault on a city police officer. Dallas police say officer Billy Taylor was being attacked earlier this month outside a downtown Dallas homeless shelter. Charles Alexander saw the attack and, according to...