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  • Police: Houston father charged in son's death

    HOUSTON (AP) — Police say a Houston father has been charged with killing his 2-month-old son. The Houston Police Department says 20-year-old Everton Bryan was charged with murder and arrested Tuesday. His son, Daniel, died at Texas Children's Hospital on Sunday. The child was admitted to the...

  • Texas County reaches $775,000 deal in Taser case

    CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) — Bastrop County has settled a federal lawsuit for $775,000 with the family of a high school student who suffered a brain injury after a deputy shot him with a Taser. The attorney representing Noe Niño de Rivera said Tuesday the agreement was reached Monday. The county...

  • Jury to get Texas road-rage murder case

    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash. The Brazoria County jury will hear arguments Wednesday before deliberating the murder case of David Barajas...

  • Most Texans since 2008 to travel for Labor Day

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — AAA Texas projects that more than 2.5 million Texans will hit the road or take wing for the Labor Day 2014 holiday. The auto club said in a statement that the projection would be the highest number of Texans traveling for Labor Day since 2008 and a 1.9 percent increase from...

  • Woman, 5 children hurt in Dallas house explosion

    DALLAS (AP) — An explosion blamed on a gas leak destroyed a Dallas family's home Tuesday and injured a woman and her five children, authorities said. The blast happened after the children's father had gone to work, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Lt. Joel Lavender said. Those who were hurt were...

  • Both sides rest in road-rage murder trial

    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — Both sides rested have their cases in the sixth day of the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash. The defense called just three witnesses before resting Tuesday in the trial of David Barajas...

  • Man shot dead in Lubbock police confrontation

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police say a domestic dispute and ensuing threats led to a confrontation between a male suspect and officers culminating in the officers shooting the man dead. Lubbock police identified the dead suspect as 51-year-old Guadalupe Esquivel. The shooting happened at an...

  • Man charged in Texas human-smuggling operation

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A 34-year-old man is scheduled to make an initial court appearance in South Texas on charges that include murder, human smuggling and keeping undocumented workers as hostages. Authorities say Noe Aranda-Soto will appear in federal court Wednesday in Corpus Christi....

  • Grand jury clears officers in teen's shooting

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas grand jury has declined to indict three suburban Dallas police officers in the fatal Christmas Day shooting death of a 16-year-old suspect. The Tarrant County grand jury declined the indictment Tuesday in the fatal shooting of Peyton Cole Barbour of...

  • Officials: Man deliberately ruined his $1M car

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities say an East Texas man has admitted to deliberately driving his $1 million car into Gulf waters so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle. Authorities announced Tuesday that 39-year-old Andy Lee House of Lufkin has pleaded guilty to wire fraud....

  • Big Tex to greet fair-goers with new duds

    DALLAS (AP) — Big Tex is getting some new duds that he'll wear to greet some 3 million people who are expected to attend the State Fair of Texas beginning next month. Fair officials showed off the clothes Tuesday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The 55-foot-tall Big Tex will get a navy blue shirt...

  • Texas Crop Report

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Aug. 26. Central: Crops under irrigation looked good. In some areas, pastures were showing signs of moisture stress as triple-digit temperatures and dry conditions continued. However,...

  • Texas company drops case against Apple over touchscreen patent

    MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Texas-based company that sued Apple in federal court earlier this year has since dropped its case against the maker of the popular iPhone and iPad. Hilltop Technology LLC filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in...

  • Perry reveals details on his stylish new specs

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — So who's Texas Gov. Rick Perry wearing as part of his bookish new look? The Republican's stylish specs are Inspiration by designer Jean Lafont. His wife Anita picked them out. While attending the groundbreaking of an Occidental Petroleum complex in Midland on Tuesday, the...

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Aug. 13, 2014. Plenty for Texas to brag about, but there are limits Texas Comptroller Chief Revenue Estimator John Heleman made some eye-opening observations recently about the booming Texas economy and its effect on taxation. The state continues to be a...



From the Weekly Standard

  • GOP Establishment Senses Opportunity in New Jersey

    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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  • Nobody’s Fault

    All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border,...

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  • A Privileged Press?

    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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