More Texas Articles

  • Cartel associates get 1-year sentence for bribery

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two Mexican citizens have been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement that drug cartel associates Francisco Agustin Colorado Cebado and Ramon...

  • San Antonio councilwoman voted city's next mayor

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The City Council has voted to appoint Councilwoman Ivy Taylor as the next mayor of San Antonio, replacing the departing Julian Castro. An initial vote Tuesday by the council drew some support for Councilman Ray Lopez but he then withdrew from consideration, clearing the...

  • Perry sets special election for Texas Senate seat

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry has set Sept. 9 as the date for a special election to fill the Texas Senate seat of Republican Robert Duncan, who resigned to become chancellor of Texas Tech University. Candidates interested in running for the District 28 seat must file applications with...

  • September election will fill Duncan's senate seat

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A special election to replace longtime Texas state Sen. Robert Duncan of Lubbock will be held Sept. 9. Duncan is leaving the Legislature after more than two decades to become chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. His successor will fill the remainder of his term...

  • 3 hurt in home explosion near Willis, cause sought

    WILLIS, Texas (AP) — Three adults have suffered severe burns in a Central Texas house explosion that leveled the home. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says the fiery blast happened before dawn Tuesday at a home near Willis. That's about 40 miles north of Houston. Montgomery County...

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    The Dallas Morning News. July 21, 2014. Perry's plan to add troops to border won't ease this crisis Gov. Rick Perry's plan to activate 1,000 Texas National Guard troops for duty near the border with Mexico will do little to ease the crisis caused by the arrival of 57,000 unaccompanied minors...

  • Ground broken for Fort Hood shootings memorial

    KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — Ground has been broken for a Central Texas memorial to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded. Ceremonies were held Tuesday for the Fort Hood November 5 Memorial near the Killeen Civic and Conference Center The...

  • 2 Houston women charged with bank fraud

    HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S. attorney says two Houston women have been charged with committing bank fraud and identity theft. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson says 38-year-old Tonya Beverly and 43-year-old Leatrice Reynaud were arrested on charges of bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and...

  • Troubled NYC real estate heir arrested in Texas

    HOUSTON (AP) — A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor in Texas a decade ago is facing a new charge by Houston authorities alleging he urinated on candy at a drug store. Authorities say Robert Durst was arrested Sunday after arguing with store employees. They say...

  • East Texas woman charged in death of daughter, 4

    ATHENS, Texas (AP) — An East Texas woman has been charged in the slaying of her 4-year-old daughter whose beaten body was found in the trunk of a car. Henderson County jail records show 25-year-old Stacie Marie Parsons of Athens was being held Tuesday on a charge of capital murder of a person...

  • Has Texas Gov. Rick Perry thrown down the gauntlet to Obama on immigration?

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Lone Star State's border with Mexico in an attempt to contain the flood of illegal immigrants entering the U.S.

  • Security guard at Austin motel charged with murder

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A security guard at a Central Texas motel has been charged with murder in a fatal shooting during an altercation. Travis County jail records show 43-year-old Robert Earl Goins II was being held Tuesday on $300,000 bond. Jail records do not list an attorney for Goins, who...

  • Dallas schools superintendent gets 2-year deal

    DALLAS (AP) — The superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District has received a two-year contract extension but no raise. Trustees early Tuesday approved the deal with Mike Miles, who makes about $300,000 annually. The agreement extends a contract that was set to expire next June...

  • Texas body found decomposing in cornfield

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a car in a cornfield. The man was found Monday morning in the backseat of a small white sedan on the southwest side of the city. Police say the body was in the advanced stages of decomposition....

  • Texas man gets 16 years for injuring officer

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a car crash that caused a San Antonio police officer's leg to be amputated. A state district judge delivered the punishment to 27-year-old Kevin Balditt on Monday. Balditt pleaded guilty in April to intoxication...



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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