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  • East Texas fugitive apprehended in Honduras

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Authorities say federal agents have apprehended a man in Central America who's wanted in East Texas on charges that include indecency with a child. Jefferson County sheriff's Deputy Rod Carroll said Monday that 31-year-old Matthew Cherry was arrested in an island...

  • Police: Texas man posed as vet to treat pets

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say they arrested a 26-year-man who posed as a veterinarian to charge customers for vaccinations and other treatment for their pets. Investigators said in a news release Monday that Wilfredo Gutierrez was arrested last week and charged with unlawful practice of...

  • Pilot dies in West Texas plane crash

    BLACKWELL, Texas (AP) — A pilot has been killed in the crash of his single-engine plane in rural West Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday identified the victim as 71-year-old Weldon Pat Oden of Blackwell. Trooper Fred Biddle says the wreckage was discovered Sunday night...

  • Case made for Ted Cruz vs. Elizabeth Warren in 2016

    Louder voices are helping to make the case for a 2016 White House matchup between Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

  • 1 firefighter hurt in Houston apartments blaze

    HOUSTON (AP) — One firefighter has been hurt battling a Houston apartment complex blaze but all of the residents safely evacuated. Arson investigators were dispatched to the scene of the three-alarm fire reported early Monday. Authorities are trying to determine what sparked the fire in...

  • Southwest jet to Dallas safely returns to Austin

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet bound for Dallas has safely returned to Austin after reports of smoke in the cabin. No injuries were reported as Southwest Flight 4625 returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just minutes after takeoff Sunday night. A statement Monday...

  • 14-year-old Texas girl dies in go-kart crash

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas teenager has died after her go-kart crashed during an autocross event near Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday identified the victim as 14-year-old Kierstin Eaddy of Flower Mound. No cause of death...

  • Body of missing Texas teen found in lake

    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — Rescue crews have located the body of a teenage boy who drowned in a Central Texas lake. Local dive teams found the 16-year-old's body Sunday morning. They had been searching for the Round Rock teenager since Friday afternoon. A city spokesman says the body was found...

  • Texas high school football player drowns

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio high school football player has drowned in South Texas while swimming with his family. A Medina County Sheriff's Office spokesman says Joshua Biggles was found dead Sunday afternoon. He says Biggles was found in about 15 feet of water at the Paradise Canyon...

  • Officials say US-Israeli soldier killed in Gaza

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Israeli Consulate in Houston says an Israeli-American citizen from Texas has been killed during fighting in Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces issued a statement Sunday saying 21-year-old Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli was killed in combat in the Gaza Strip. Deputy Consul General...

  • Penalty trial opens for police officer's killer

    HOUSTON (AP) — Testimony resumes in Houston as prosecutors seek the death penalty for a 23-year-old man convicted of capital murder in the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner. The punishment phase begins Monday in a state district...

  • Texas lawmakers study desalination expansion

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of miles of Texas coastline may offer more than a scenic view in the coming years. One day, it could help solve the state's water woes. A committee of state lawmakers is studying whether tapping the ocean to turn saltwater to fresh water would alleviate the...

  • Dallas-area police believe elderly woman murdered

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Police in a Dallas suburb say they believe a 71-year-old woman found dead in her home was murdered. Garland police say in a statement that the body of Janet Vanderslice was found Saturday when a family member went to check on her. Police say that after seeing the body...

  • FB: Scams aimed at relatives of child immigrants

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Federal authorities are warning the public about fraud schemes aimed at exploiting relatives of unaccompanied children who've recently entered the United States. San Antonio-based FBI officials say in a statement that perpetrators have demanded payments from family members,...

  • Texas jail roof falls, 10 sent to hospitals

    DIBOLL, Texas (AP) — The roof of a privately run East Texas jail has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 10 inmates to nearby hospitals. The midday Saturday incident happened at the Diboll Correctional Center in Diboll, about 10 miles south of Lufkin and 105 miles...



From the Weekly Standard

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