More Texas Articles

  • Family of American with Ebola claim to be healthy

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas-trained doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has shown no symptoms of the deadly disease. Dr. Kent Brantly is in the isolation ward of a hospital where he had been treating Ebola patients on behalf of the Christian aid group...

  • Texas man convicted of shining laser at aircraft

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a West Texas man of shining a laser at a helicopter flying overhead. Don Ray Dorsett had been arrested was arrested Feb. 14 in El Paso. With Thursday's conviction in El Paso, the 28-year-old El Paso man faces up to five years in prison and a...

  • Fort Hood to change commanders Aug. 8

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The commanding general of the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss will become the new commander of Fort Hood and III Corps next month. Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland has been promoted to lieutenant general and will succeed Lt. Gen. Mark Milley as the top commander at the...

  • Official: Dallas will not house immigrant children

    DALLAS (AP) — An apparent decline in the number of unaccompanied children entering the United States illegally means Dallas County will not take in any kids despite an earlier offer to do so, the county's top elected official said Thursday. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said that his earlier...

  • Toddler attending circus in Dallas falls 1 level

    DALLAS (AP) — A 2-year-old girl attending the circus in Dallas has been hurt in an accidental fall from the second level of the American Airlines Center to the main level. Dallas Fire-Rescue personnel attended to the child Wednesday night, who was transported to Children's Medical Center of...

  • Softer side of immigrant detention shown in Texas

    KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) — Federal immigration officials on Thursday sought to show the softer side of immigrant detention, complete with cartoon wall murals, stuffed animals, playgrounds, snacks and a hair salon at a South Texas facility that will house women and their children who crossed the...

  • Houston man gets 25 years in child porn case

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man who traveled to Maine and took sexually explicit images of a 14-year-old girl he met online must serve 25 years in federal prison. Daniel M. Layne was sentenced Thursday in Houston. The 34-year-old Texan in February pleaded guilty to production of child pornography....

  • Rider gets 30 years for attacking Texas bus driver

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A bus passenger apparently upset about North Texas traffic delays has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for attacking the driver. Carlos Fields, whose criminal history includes assault and robbery, was convicted Wednesday of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in...

  • AAA: Texas gas prices fall another 4 cents

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Texas retail gas prices have fallen 4 cents this week due to high output from American refineries, balancing any potential fallout from world crises. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump was $3.37 per gallon. Amarillo drivers are getting the...

  • Thieves in Houston make off with hair extensions

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police are investigating a hair heist by thieves who stole pricey extensions used for weaves. Security video shows a pickup-truck crashing through the front door of a beauty supply store early Wednesday when the business was closed. Several people are seen scrambling...

  • Denton police release video of injured inmate

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — A North Texas police department has fired a jailer and released video of a public intoxication suspect being slammed face-first to the floor during booking. Denton police Officer Ryan Grelle (GREE'-lee) says Wednesday's release of the 20-minute video is a way to apologize...

  • San Antonio police shoot, kill man

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police say a man was shot and killed by an officer responding to a car theft report. The police department says the shooting occurred early Thursday morning on the city's northeast side. San Antonio police chief William McManus tells KENS that an officer saw a...

  • Suspect in videotaped Houston church theft caught

    HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect has been charged with stealing from a purse during a 2011 Houston church service in a theft recorded on security video. Harris County jail records show 46-year-old Cynthia Martinez was being held without bond Thursday on charges of credit card abuse, forgery and...

  • Mayor of Hawkins denies official oppression charge

    HAWKINS, Texas (AP) — An East Texas mayor says he was falsely arrested on an official oppression charge and just offered to help a resident get her yard cleaned up. Hawkins Mayor Will Rogers on Thursday said he was responding to complaints from neighbors when he stopped by the home July 10....

  • Beaumont house apparently intentionally set ablaze

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Seven people have escaped from a burning Southeast Texas home in a fire that officials say appears to have been intentionally set. Beaumont Fire Rescue officials say nobody was hurt in the blaze early Thursday. Investigators had no immediate information on any possible...



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