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An arrest affidavit says a Fort Worth man charged with murder in the death of his mother told investigators that he smothered the 85-year-old woman with duct tape and his hand. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that 50-year-old Kenneth Edward Baker indicated to homicide...
Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk has resigned a month after returning to work following her third inpatient treatment for mental illness. In a letter Tuesday to Gov. Greg Abbott, Hawk said "my health needs my full attention in the coming months." Her resignation is...
A report commissioned as part of Texas' sweeping new prekindergarten initiative recommends capping classroom size at 22 students - something most pre-K programs statewide are already doing. The Texas Education Agency report was mandated by the Legislature when it approved a...
FROM GASBUDDY.COM Austin, TX, September 6- Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.99/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has...
Officials say a man was fatally shot by police after ramming his vehicle into two squad cars and driving at officers trying to arrest him following a traffic stop. Police in Ennis, located south of Dallas, say 36-year-old Moses Ruben of Dallas was fatally shot Monday night...
A portion of the Houston Ship Channel is closed to all traffic after a tanker caught fire and spilled fuel oil. The U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release Tuesday that a mile of the channel is closed and it has yet to determine when it will reopen. The Coast Guard says the 810-...
The superintendent of a struggling South Texas school district has been suspended after he was arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Premont school district Superintendent Eric Ramos was put on paid administrative leave Friday...
A North Texas mother's efforts to get school districts to install cameras in classrooms with special-needs students in order to increase safety are finally seeing success. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Breggett Rideau had lobbied the Texas Legislature to require school...
Business owners and officials say Galveston - one of the more popular tourist destinations along the Texas Gulf Coast - has seen a drop in summer visitors. The Galveston County Daily News reports hotel bookings on the island city are down this season compared to last year...