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HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced that she and longtime partner Kathy Hubbard have married in California. A statement issued by Parker's office says the mayor and Hubbard married in a sunset ceremony Thursday at a private residence in Palm Springs, Calif...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A former North Texas sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after he impregnated a 16-year-old girl. A Tarrant County jury deliberated less than 20 minutes before sentencing Jonathan Lewis Helm on Thursday. The day before, the same...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - The school board in a small South Texas town has postponed until Saturday its decision on what water rate plan to accept to keep the water service going at its schools. Students returned to classes in the La Villa (VEE'-yah) school district on Thursday...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The judge in the case of a hospital's refusal to remove a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman from life support has recused herself from the lawsuit. State District Judge Melody Wilkinson recused herself Thursday from the lawsuit over the status of Marlise...
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - A convicted drug trafficker in South Texas has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a cocaine case with links to Illinois, Florida and Missouri. A federal judge in Del Rio on Wednesday sentenced 27-year-old Lauro Beltran of San Antonio. Beltran also...
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...