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DENTON, Texas (AP) - A flight instructor and a student pilot have escaped injury in the belly landing of their small plane at a North Texas airport. The incident happened Wednesday night at Denton Enterprise Airport. Airport officials say one of the men on board had radioed to...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A defendant who fled from a San Antonio courtroom last week during his aggravated assault trial has been captured about 150 miles away in Killeen. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office says Christopher Jones remains in custody pending extradition to San Antonio...
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas grandfather's initiative to allow hotel guests to dial 911 without having to press 9 first has received attention from a federal official who's asking the nation's major hotel chains for more information. Hank Hunt's 9-year-old granddaughter was unable to...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is set to induct new members, including championship team roper Walt Woodard. The ceremony is set for Thursday evening at Fort Worth's Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum honors excellence in competition, business and support...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - State forestry officials say there's been a surge in reported timber thefts in East Texas woodlands. A statement Wednesday from the Texas A&M Forest Service says more than 20 timber theft cases have been reported from the Red River in the Ark-La...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas city commission has decided to offer the town's school district two options to have water service restored to the schools. The La Villa commission decision came Wednesday night after a state agency declined to ford the city to unilaterally...
HOUSTON (AP) - A leader of a gang that started in Texas prisons has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to distribution of heroin. A federal judge in Houston sentenced 37-year-old Eric Gomez of San Antonio to 12 years and seven months in prison on...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Some crooks ignoring outside drop-off mailboxes have gone inside two U.S. Postal Service offices in Central Texas to steal packages. College Station police are looking for the thieves responsible for breaking into mail bins and taking nearly 20...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota jury has convicted a carnival worker from Texas accused of having crack cocaine shipped to him inside a doll last summer. KELO-TV reports jurors in Sioux Falls on Tuesday night convicted 55-year-old John Whitfield Jr., of Houston, of...