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  • Man admits to making bomb threat to avoid work

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a San Antonio man who did not want to go to work called a South Texas airport threatening that two bombs would be detonated. Authorities said in a statement Monday that 40-year-old Steve M. Gutierrez III pleaded guilty to threatening to...

  • Injunction entered against Texas pool company

    Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Based on Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s suit alleging multiple violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, a Hidalgo County district court has frozen the assets of and entered a temporary injunction against RGV Flamingo Pools...

  • Coast Guard rescues man missing after boat sank

    PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a 37-year-old man a day after his boat sank off Port Aransas while he and three others were fishing. The Coast Guard says the boat sank Saturday before the men could call for help. The men, all wearing life jackets, then drifted...

  • Texas man in critical condition following fall

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a man remains in critical condition after falling more than 12 feet from the stands into a field-level suite during the Texas-UCLA college football game. A John Peter Smith Hospital spokeswoman released the man's condition Sunday and says he is in the intensive...

  • 10 injured after rear-end bus collision in Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say 10 people have been hospitalized after two Dallas city busses collided. A Dallas Area Rapid Transit spokesman says the rear-end collision happened Sunday in the southern part of the city. The 10 people injured included both drivers and some children. The spokesman...

  • Texas' fast-paced growth hasn't reduced inequality

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The oil and gas boom and millions of new consumers have propelled revenue growth in Texas to nearly twice the national average. Yet, a new report from Standard & Poor's shows income inequality is putting a brake on the pace of expansion. "Even for Texas, the growth rate...

  • Texas teacher accused of sexually assaulting teen

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Police say a North Texas teacher arrested this week for sexually assaulting a teenager has told investigators he has HIV. A police affidavit shows 43-year-old Roger Kessler didn't reveal his medical condition to the 15-year-old boy, who he met through a dating app....

  • USS Saratoga arrives in South Texas to be scrapped

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has arrived at its final destination in South Texas where it will be scrapped. The Saratoga on Friday reached the Esco Marine ship recycling plant in Brownsville. Esco Marine is being paid a penny by the Navy to dispose...

  • Ex-con gets 70-year sentence for rape, robbery

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An ex-convict has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for beating and raping a North Texas woman last year before stealing her car. Tarrant County prosecutors announced Friday that 47-year-old Kenneth Dale Baker was sentenced after earlier being convicted of sexual...

  • Texas woman sentenced in school embezzlement case

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former business manager of a Central Texas school district has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for embezzling more than $500,000 from the district. Patty E. Smith was sentenced Friday in federal court in Austin and ordered to pay restitution for stealing...

  • More than 100 animals seized from Texas property

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Galveston County Sheriff's office and the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have seized more than 100 animals from a residence in Santa Fe, about 30 miles southeast of Houston. The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1pdwq3i ) authorities...

  • Man sentenced for kidnapping North Texas girl

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 27-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from North Texas. The Tarrant County District Attorney's office says Stephan Cox was also sentenced to 25 years in prison on two counts of sexual assault of a child and was...

  • Texas police find body of child

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities say they've recovered the body of a small child in Austin and believe it's the remains of a missing 2-year-old boy. Police had been searching an Austin field for Colton Turner, whose mother was being held in nearby Williamson County on a charge of...

  • Man gets 20 years for Fort Sam Houston shooting

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 52-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for plotting to kill his common-law wife, who was shot last year at a South Texas Army post. Alvin Roundtree was sentenced Friday in San Antonio after earlier pleading guilty to assaulting a federal employee...

  • Teen sentenced to 20 years for fatal stabbing

    HOUSTON (AP) — Jurors have sentenced a Houston-area teenager to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of another teen during a high school cafeteria fight last year that also left three others injured. The Harris County jury imposed the sentence Friday against Luis Alfaro, hours after...



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