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  • Police: Texas wildlife employee dies at hatchery

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — San Marcos police are investigating the death of a Texas Parks and Wildlife employee. Police say they responded Tuesday afternoon to a report of an unconscious man at a wildlife fish hatchery. They say the worker was in a chamber about 20 to 30 feet underground when he...

  • New mayor of East Texas town of Winona resigns

    WINONA, Texas (AP) — The new mayor of a small East Texas town struggling with financial issues has quit. Winona (wih-NOH'-nuh) Mayor DeDe Stroud was elected in May. Stroud did not list reasons for her resignation Monday, effective immediately. The Winona City Council meets Thursday night to...

  • Texan pleads guilty to mail fraud over mortgages

    SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — A North Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to a nearly $2.4 million mortgage fraud scam. Marcus Brian Curry of Allen pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud. Curry faces up to 20 years in federal prison during sentencing in Sherman. Prosecutors say Curry owned South Coast...

  • Texas woman pleads guilty to halfway house theft

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $90,000 from a halfway house where she worked as an administrative assistant. A U.S. attorney said Tuesday that 44-year-old Ofelia Alvarado Vallejo embezzled more than 600 money orders and vendor checks from...

  • Coast Guard helps shrimpers off Texas coast

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has help saved a shrimping boat that was taking on water near the Texas coast. The Coast Guard says it received a distress call Tuesday afternoon from the 68-foot shrimping vessel named the Huachinango (wha-chin-AHN'-go). The boat from...

  • AT&T selects San Antonio for faster internet

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — AT&T has announced it will bring faster internet service to the San Antonio area. Mayor Ivy Taylor said Tuesday the service will help grow the economy around the city. The company says its GigaPower network has a 1 gigabit per second speed. That's about 100 times faster than...

  • Baylor student, recent graduate killed in crash

    MARLIN, Texas (AP) — Two people — a Baylor University student and a recent graduate — were killed when the pickup truck in which they were riding slammed into a tree beside a Central Texas highway. Two other Baylor students were injured. The crash happened about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on Texas 7...

  • Woman appeals ruling on Texas affirmative action

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a woman is renewing her appeal of a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the use of race in University of Texas undergraduate admissions. Abigail Fisher's attorneys filed their appeal Tuesday with the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, asking that it...

  • University of Texas System regents select US military commando leader McRaven as chancellor

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents select US military commando leader McRaven as chancellor.

  • Lawmakers: Is beefed-up border security worth it?

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers questioned Tuesday what Texas will gain by committing more than $4 million a week to pump up border security amid a surge of immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S., since all sides agree the minors pose little criminal or national...

  • Wife of US doctor with Ebola thanks supporters

    ABILENE, Texas (AP) — The wife of an American doctor sick with the Ebola virus in Liberia has thanked supporters and asked for continued prayers and privacy. Amber Brantly says in a statement Tuesday that her husband Kent "remains very physically weak" but they "believe God will deliver" him...

  • Illegal immigration is a money-maker for everyone but taxpayers

    With the immigration crisis, American politics is degenerating into a surreal drama of criminal hubris, strategic cunning and livid stupidity.

  • Texas bingo operators win suit to lobby lawmakers

    HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that charitable bingo operators can use proceeds from their games to lobby Texas lawmakers on a variety of issues, including gambling. The full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that a provision of the Texas Bingo Enabling Act, on the...

  • Texas Crop Report

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of July 29: Central: Nearly all counties reported soil moisture, crops, rangeland and pastures, and livestock in good condition. Grasses were in great condition in some areas, but showed...

  • Texas regents meet to pick chancellor finalist

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents were scheduled to meet Tuesday night to possibly name a finalist in their search for a new chancellor to oversee the 15-campus system. If the regents name a finalist, the candidate must wait 21 days before being officially confirmed for...



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