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  • 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...

  • Funeral set for slain Texas police chief

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The funeral for a Texas police chief who was killed while trying to arrest a man will be held Tuesday morning. Cornerstone Church in San Antonio will host the services for slain Elmendorf Police Chief Michael Pimentel. Visitation was held Monday at Porter Loring Mortuary....

  • 6 Cuban men land in Texas after boat engine breaks

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say six Cuban men have landed on South Padre Island after drifting across the Gulf of Mexico because their boat engine failed. Cameron County Parks Chief Horacio Zamora says the men aged 28-65 years old arrived Monday from Nueva Gerona, Cuba. He says...

  • Houston fire union president resigns over threats

    HOUSTON (AP) — The president of Houston's fire department union has resigned in the middle of contract negotiations with the city after he says fellow firefighters threatened his family. Bryan Sky-Eagle resigned Monday. He says firefighters made threats on Facebook and in email against him and...

  • University of Texas campaign tops $3 billion

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas says it has topped its $3 billion goal in an eight-year fundraising campaign. The Campaign for Texas ended Aug. 31. School officials say it raised $856 million in the final year, bringing the total to $3.1 billion in gifts, pledges and donations....

  • Journalist Stephen Isaacs dies at 76

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stephen D. Isaacs, a journalist, author and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism professor emeritus, has died after complications from a fall. He was 76. His son David Isaacs said his father died in Austin, where he had recently moved to live with his longtime...

  • Body of missing kayaker believed found

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities believe the body of a kayaker who went missing over Labor Day weekend has been found. Harris County spokesman Mark Herman said 42-year-old Brian Conner disappeared Saturday during a kayaking trip with his wife. A body was found early Monday in Cypress Creek near...

  • After more than a century, beloved church to close

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A church known for its inclusiveness is set to close this month. The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/1uaW51M ) says Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church will hold its last service after 117 years this weekend. Over the years its congregation has dwindled as have...

  • 17-year-old cousin arrested in Dallas girl's death

    DALLAS (AP) — The 17-year-old cousin of a Dallas girl whose body was found in a vacant apartment was arrested on a capital murder charge Monday in her death, police said. Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno was being held without bond. Jail records did not list an attorney for him. He also faces an...

  • 2 tasty creations win State Fair of Texas honors

    DALLAS (AP) — A Cajun creation and funnel cake flavored beer have won the culinary competition ahead of this year's State Fair of Texas. Fair officials in Dallas on Monday announced the winners for the Best Tasting and Most Creative new foods at the expo. The Best Tasting Award was won by a...

  • 2 teens injured after falling out of carnival ride

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two teenagers are recovering after being injured when they fell out of a carnival ride at a West Texas church bazaar. Police in El Paso say the "Sidewinder" — a swinging pendulum ride with two gondolas at each end — was in motion Sunday night at the Saint Anthony's Bazaar...

  • New $1B power line to improve South Texas service

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Construction continues on a new $1 billion electricity line in South Texas that officials said will not only improve service in the state's Rio Grande Valley but also allow energy generated in South Texas to be delivered to the rest of the state. The project was approved...

  • NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size. Texas and local officials in the...

  • 6 killed in single-vehicle wreck in Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say six people were killed in a single-vehicle wreck after their speeding car crashed into a tree. Police say four people died at the scene of the Sunday night wreck in southeast Dallas. Two others died at the hospital. Officer Monica Cordova says when the back tire...

  • Texas voter ID trial begins as elections ramp up

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A major election year in Texas has overshadowed an upcoming trial on the fate of the state's tough new voter ID law, with a judge set to determine whether it safeguards ballot integrity or discriminates against minorities by imposing a mandate that suppresses turnout. U.S....



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