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A jury of two men and 10 women was selected Monday at the trial for Eddie Routh, the man accused of killing Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. Opening arguments are expected to begin on Wednesday. Defense attorneys have indicated they will try to show jurors that Routh is mentally...
Bruce Jenner is a sports icon and a reality TV star. But soon, he may also have a new title. According to published reports, the former Olympian plans to become a woman. And if those reports are true, a local transgender woman applauds Jenner's move. "I'm really excited for her...
As the trial for Eddie Routh – the man accused of killing Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield – gets underway, there is enhanced speculation about how the trial will play out. Defense attorneys have indicated they will try to show jurors that Routh is mentally insane. Jerry Loftin,...
AUSTIN -- A Texas lawmaker says it's time to protect teachers who stand up to unruly students, but he's filed a bill that would authorize deadly force. "One of the concerns they have is the lack of discipline in their classroom," said state Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Canton), who...
A member of a Dallas-area real estate family is set to go on trial after being accused of faking a story about a Walt Disney theme park and resort coming to North Texas to trick people into buying land while pocketing sales commissions. The Dallas Morning News ( http://bit.ly/...
University of Houston administrators are being criticized for hiring a firm to manage games and events at the school's new $128 million football stadium despite having little experience. Emails obtained by the Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/1CEQJme ) show a UH vice president...
The Dallas-based company that now disposes of low-level radioactive waste in West Texas is taking the first step to become the nation's first interim storage site for high-level nuclear waste from around the country. Waste Control Specialists is preparing to notify the Nuclear...
A Texas judge has denied requests by former Governor Rick Perry's attorneys to get a list of witnesses who testified before the closed-door grand jury in their client's abuse-of-power case. In orders released Friday, Judge Bert Richardson also directed prosecutors to give the...
HOUSTON - Police are looking for a suspect who fired shots into a building at Grindline Skatepark. Police say around 8 p.m. a lone gunman walked up to the gate and fired shots into the building, hitting a window and causing it to shatter. HPD says no children were struck but a...