More Texas Articles

  • $25M goal for special license plates met early

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state department says a company hired to make specialty license plates has hit its required $25 million revenue goal a few months early. My Plates has sold more than 199,000 license plates since 2009. It received a contract from the Texas Department of Motor...

  • Immigration compromise dubbed 'amnesty,' won't stop Obama's deferrals

    Immigration hardliners said a bipartisan bill winning support in the Senate won't stop the president from granting amnesty to illegal children pouring over the borders.

  • Texan claimed bingo cash paid for assault rifles

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas woman who says she used bingo winnings to buy five assault rifles has been convicted of lying on the purchase records. Yadira Garcia of Alamo faces up to 30 years in federal prison during sentencing later this year in Brownsville. Jurors on Tuesday...

  • Houston police seek ID on body found at warehouse

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police are trying to identify a woman whose body was found at an abandoned warehouse. Police on Wednesday appealed to the public for help in the case being investigated as a homicide. Autopsy results are pending on the woman believed to be in her 30s. Her body was...

  • Man, 27, arrested after body found in law office

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police have made an arrest in connection with the death of a man whose body was found when officers answered a call about an after-hours disturbance at a West Texas law office. A release from Lubbock police says 27-year-old Jestin Wayne Hooker was arrested on a charge of...

  • Texan gets measles after softball event in Kansas

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus. Tarrant County Public Health officials in Fort Worth on Wednesday announced a resident tested positive for...

  • Gunman who wounded 2 Texas officers found dead

    LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — South Texas authorities have confirmed that a man suspected of shooting two police officers was found dead outside a home following an exchange of gunfire. Hidalgo County sheriff's Commander Joel Rivera said Wednesday that officers found the body of Joaquin Cibrian after...

  • Texas family's dog found in Washington, returned

    TYLER, Texas (AP) — An East Texas family's dog that ran away seven years ago has been found in Tacoma, Washington, and returned thanks to a microchip implanted in the pooch. Dinah Miller of Tyler traveled to Houston on Tuesday to reclaim her Maltese named Reese. Miller says her family was...

  • 24 arrested in North Texas human trafficking sting

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — Investigators say two dozen suspects have been arrested in a North Texas human trafficking sting related to sex and juveniles. The Denton County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday said two 17-year-olds were rescued last week. The arrests happened in Denton and The Colony....

  • Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say the leader of a Texas-based drug ring that supplied at least eight other states has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in federal prison. Alejandro "Alex" Gonzales of Alvin was sentenced Tuesday in Beaumont. The 36-year-old Gonzales in January pleaded...

  • Suspect in body in trunk case caught in Houston

    HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect in a San Antonio slaying in which the victim's body was stuffed in the trunk of a car has been captured in Houston. The U.S. Marshals Service says 40-year-old Jose Antonio Gonzalez was caught Tuesday night hiding under a bed at a Houston apartment. Gonzalez faces...

  • Texas police identify burned body found in truck

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — South Texas police are searching for a person of interest in connection with a man found dead in a burning truck. McAllen police on Tuesday said the body of 26-year-old Ryan Tyler Sewell was found Monday morning. Sewell was discovered inside his pickup truck after...

  • 4 dead in Texas Panhandle car wreck

    PERRYTON, Texas (AP) — Police say three adults and one toddler have died in a Texas Panhandle car wreck. The Texas Department of Public Safety says two vehicles crashed on a highway about 25 miles south of the Oklahoma border Tuesday evening. Police say the vehicles hit head-on and both...

  • Texas jury awards municipal utility $30 million

    NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury has delivered a nearly $30 million verdict against the Lower Colorado River Authority. A Comal County jury on Tuesday returned the verdict in favor of New Braunfels Utilities. The Austin-based river authority manages water resources and...

  • Woman's sentencing begins for stepson's death

    DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas jury begins hearing evidence on what to sentence a woman convicted in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson. The punishment phase of Elizabeth Ramsey's trial begins Wednesday in state district court in Dallas. On Tuesday, the Dallas County jury found...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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