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  • Officials: Accused Texas killer targeted others

    KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — The man charged in the deaths last year of two North Texas prosecutors had intended to kill other law enforcement officials, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The records contend former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams sought to kill Kaufman County District...

  • Abbott supports prosecutors' unit vetoed by Perry

    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — Attorney General Greg Abbott says he still supports having a state-funded unit of prosecutors investigating public corruption, but wouldn't commit to keeping the unit in its current location. Abbott told The Associated Press Tuesday that he believed the Legislature...

  • Police: Man assaulted neighbor, damaged his drone

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin man has been arrested for head-butting his neighbor and damaging the victim's hand-held ham radio and personal drone. Steven Anthony Garza faces assault and criminal mischief charges. Police say that around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the 34-year-old walked into his...

  • ERCOT: Ample electric capacity for fall, winter

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says it expects to have ample electricity available to keep up with periods of peak demand in the fall and winter, according to projections released Tuesday. Ken McIntyre, the vice president of grid planning...

  • Longtime Texas journalist to receive Madison award

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Longtime Texas journalist Donnis Baggett has been selected as recipient of the 2014 James Madison Award presented by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. Baggett, executive vice president of the Texas Press Association, will receive the award Sept. 12 during the...

  • Abbott ad shows physical struggle after accident

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Details of a new television ad from Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. TITLE: "Garage" LENGTH: 30 seconds AIRING: Statewide in both English and Spanish KEY IMAGE: Attorney General Greg Abbott, wearing workout clothes, is seen sweating heavily as he rolls his...

  • Ex-fire chief in Southeast Texas accused of theft

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A former volunteer fire chief in Southeast Texas has surrendered on theft-related counts after about $70,000 in department money allegedly was misspent. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office says 56-year-old David Miles Loop turned himself in Tuesday and was freed on...

  • Girl, 5, dies after San Angelo domestic dispute

    SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man has been charged with murder after police say a 5-year-old girl was assaulted at a home and later died. San Angelo police early Tuesday responded to two 911 calls to report alleged domestic violence at a house. Officers discovered the injured child and...

  • Report: Confusion hampered response to fatal fire

    HOUSTON (AP) — A report detailing the response to a hotel fire last year that killed four Houston firefighters says the effort was hampered by confusion over who was in charge, cluttered radio channels and other disorganization. The report says adding to the chaos on May 31, 2013, was limited...

  • Beer-hauling truck wrecks in Houston, spills cases

    HOUSTON (AP) — A collision between a beer-hauling truck and a car in Houston has left both drivers slightly hurt and scattered dozens of cases of brew along a highway. Houston police are trying to determine what caused the accident early Tuesday that closed part of the Katy Freeway for several...

  • 12 students hurt as school bus overturns in Texas

    WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say 12 elementary students have been slightly hurt when their school bus overturned on a North Texas highway as the driver became distracted. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the Waxahachie (wahks-uh-HA'-chee) Independent School District bus ended...

  • Updated University of Texas license plates on sale

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fans of the University of Texas have a new-look way to show their school spirit while on the road. Updated UT specialty license plates went on sale Tuesday. Officials with myplates.com say the previous UT license plates were redesigned to improve legibility. The updated...

  • Jet with cracked windshield returns to Los Angeles

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — An American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked. American spokesman Paul Flaningan said Tuesday that nobody on Flight 2448 to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was hurt....

  • 6 Cuban men land in Texas after boat engine breaks

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 14-foot wooden boat carrying six Cuban men has reached South Texas after drifting across the Gulf of Mexico when the engine failed. Cameron County Parks Chief Horacio Zamora says a beachgoer on Monday found the men on South Padre Island to end...

  • Federal trial starts over tough Texas voter ID law

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department goes to federal court in South Texas to seek the dismantling of the state's voter ID law, which ranks among the most stringent in the nation. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Tuesday will hear opening statements in Corpus Christi in...



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