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The first new district attorney in Hidalgo County since 1983 says he will keep his pledge for a public corruption task force in the Rio Grande Valley community beset by scandal. Former state district Judge Ricardo Rodriguez says one of his top priorities will be holding elected...
<p>The reward for Freddie Alaniz, 34, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of January. Alaniz is wanted for murder, sexual assault of a...
Former President George H.W. Bush didn't make it, but Jeb Bush was on hand to see his son officially take office in Texas. George P. Bush was sworn in Friday as Texas land commissioner. The 38-year-old political newcomer sat next to his father in the Texas Senate while formally...
A 12-year-old boy has been killed and two others wounded in a shooting at a home north of Houston. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that gunshots were reported at the home Thursday afternoon in north Harris County. A 23-year-old man was shot multiple times...
Police say a 23-year-old woman abducted two children from a Dallas store as their father tried on clothes in a dressing room. Brianah Blount of McKinney is charged with assaulting a peace officer and two counts of kidnapping. She was being held late Thursday at the Dallas County...
A wintry mix of snow and sleet continues to batter a broad stretch of West Texas as other parts of the state see rainfall that's expected to last into the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning as forecasts call for four to six inches of snow to...
Authorities have issued a statewide alert in their search for a missing child whose mother was found dead. The Amber Alert was issued Tuesday as Houston police and other law enforcement personnel look for the 14-month-old boy. He's believed to be with his father, Tumetheus...
The Dallas County district attorney's office has dismissed criminal charges against a suburban mayor and eight former employees of the town's public works department. The Dallas Morning News reports that in the motion to dismiss the charges the DA would only say that it was "in...
Wendy Davis has said she regrets expressing support for the open carry of handguns in her failed gubernatorial bid. According to the San Antonio Express-News , Davis says the position "wasn't really in keeping" with her actual view and "strayed" from her core beliefs. She...