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  • 2 fatally electrocuted in West Texas oilfield

    WESTBROOK, Texas (AP) — Two men are dead and one is hospitalized in critical condition after they were electrocuted while moving an oil well pumping jack in West Texas. The accident happened around midday Wednesday near the town of Westbrook, about 80 miles northeast of Midland. Mitchell County...

  • Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. The 3-0 vote by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also will triple the Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists...

  • Why is Rick Perry smiling? He's got the smoking gun on video

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry showed up Tuesday at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin for booking. Despite facing the possibility of more than a century in prison, he smiled like he was posing for an official campaign photo.

  • Official: Submerged boat delayed retrieval of body

    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard this week spent 17 hours covering 38 square miles of the Houston Ship Channel searching for a missing shrimp boat captain whose body was ultimately found by his father in the capsized vessel. The father found 42-year-old Ronald Lynn Galloway's body in...

  • US government sells 400,000 acres offshore Texas

    The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday. The acreage represents a fraction of the 21.6 million acres the agency had...

  • New Red Cross disaster warehouse in Texas ready

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An American Red Cross disaster supplies warehouse in North Texas has the distinction of being the group's biggest facility to serve the most people. Spokeswoman Anita Foster says the site in Arlington that was dedicated Wednesday has 174,000 square feet of space. The...

  • Texas man charged with slaying of estranged wife

    ANDERSON, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his estranged wife at her home. The Grimes County Sheriff's Office says Kelly Armstrong of Navasota (nah-vuh-SOH'-tuh) surrendered Wednesday to face a murder charge, with bond set at $150,000. District...

  • Father of 'affluenza' teen arrested in North Texas

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — The father of a North Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck has been arrested for impersonating an officer. North Richland Hills police say Frederick Anthony Couch is facing charges following an early-morning disturbance July 28. He...

  • VIDEO: Following indictments, Gov. Rick Perry hits the road

    Last Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on abuse of power charges and on Tuesday he turned himself in to Travis County authorities.

  • Man charged in deadly Houston-area road rage case

    HOUSTON (AP) — An apparent road rage incident in the Houston area has left a man shot to death and a second driver charged with murder. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Travein Straughter was being held Wednesday on $50,000 bond. Authorities did not immediately provide...

  • Jury to hear from deputy in road-rage shooting

    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas jury will hear more from a deputy who investigated the shooting death of a drunk driver who killed two boys — a killing for which the boys' father is on trial. The testimony comes Wednesday in the second day of the murder trial of David Barajas...

  • Texas Most Wanted sex offender caught in Ennis

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A convicted felon on the Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted sex offender list has been caught in North Texas. DPS on Tuesday announced 28-year-old Ezekiel O'Neal Harris was captured at an apartment complex in Ennis, 30 miles south of Dallas. A tip led to Harris on...

  • Texas energy company warns of potential scammers

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — CPS Energy is warning Texans to watch out for scammers after 100 rain jackets with company logos were stolen from a warehouse. The company reported Tuesday night that the jackets, tools, clothing and other items were taken from an apparel vendor. CPS Energy is offering a...

  • Ex-South Texas teacher gets 25 years in porn case

    DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A former first-grade teacher in South Texas caught with more than 1,100 sexually explicit images of children has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison. Ruben A. Vazquez was sentenced Tuesday in Del Rio. The 40-year-old Vasquez last summer was convicted of receipt...

  • 2 suspects caught in fatal Dallas shooting

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police have arrested two suspects in the shooting death of a teenager during an attempted robbery at some apartments. Police say Monday's fatal shooting of 16-year-old Kenneth Lovely might be connected to the slaying of Billy Baker at a nearby apartment complex around the...



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