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  • Gas leak forces closure of Houston Ship Channel

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says ammonia that leaked from a vessel forced the closure of the Houston Ship Channel and nearby bridges while sending four workers to a hospital. Coast Guard officials said in a release that the tanker Sombeke was docked at the Houston Ammonia Terminal late...

  • More funds to local law enforcement on border

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Local law enforcement agencies in Texas, especially those along the border, have received millions more dollars from a federal grant program to help deal with the surge in illegal immigration. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, said in a statement Friday that law...

  • Dallas County not yet ready for child immigrants

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas County says it won't meet its goal of accepting unaccompanied immigrant children by the end of the month, as federal teams continue to assess possible sites to house them. Judge Clay Jenkins said Friday that county and federal officials would work all weekend, but it...

  • UT regents to meet on chancellor search

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents have set a Tuesday meeting to possibly name a finalist in their search for a new chancellor to oversee the 15-campus system. Among the reported top candidates is Admiral William H. McRaven, who coordinated the operation to kill Osama bin...

  • 2 sisters found dead in East Texas apartment

    QUITMAN, Texas (AP) — Two young sisters have been found dead in their East Texas apartment and an evidence tampering charge was filed against a man who allegedly was at the home. Quitman (KWIT'-man) police Chief Kelly Cole on Friday declined to release names of the girls, ages 1 and 3....

  • Texas family gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

    HOUSTON (AP) — A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market will return it to his mother this weekend, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. Lanie and Walter Brown bought the flag for $5 after finding it tucked away in the corner of a flea...

  • Longtime Dallas County Commissioner Price arrested

    DALLAS (AP) — A longtime Dallas County commissioner whose home was raided in 2011 by the FBI in a money laundering investigation has been arrested. An attorney for John Wiley Price confirms Friday's arrest of the elected official, who's held office since 1985. Billy Ravkind had no immediate...

  • Former astronaut Hank Hartsfield dies at 80

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died. He was 80. Hartsfield's daughter, Judy Gedies, said Friday her father died July 17 of complications following back surgery. Funeral...

  • Amon Carter Museum acquires Raphaelle Peale work

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Amon (AY'-muhn) Carter Museum of American Art has acquired a Raphaelle Peale painting called "Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket." Museum officials in Fort Worth on Friday announced acquisition of the 1813 artwork. It's the first work by Peale to enter...

  • Austin police: Man arrested in string of robberies

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police have arrested a man in connection with at least eight armed robberies. Thirty-year-old Marcello Douglas was being held Friday on aggravated robbery and parole violation charges. Online jail records didn't list an attorney for Douglas, who was arrested...

  • Houston company recalls some ready-to-eat items

    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal regulators say Great American Marketing of Houston has recalled about 475 pounds of ready-to-eat products due to possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday night announced the recall of sandwich and wrap items produced July 15 and...

  • Former Texas geologist sentenced for child porn

    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has sentenced a former state geologist to 60 years in prison for promotion and possession of child pornography. A Williamson County judge handed down three consecutive 20-year sentences to a 61-year-old from Austin on Thursday for promotion of child...

  • Texas inmate charged with murder for 2004 death

    HOUSTON (AP) — Harris County authorities say a Texas inmate has confessed to killing a man 10 years ago. Sheriff's officials say Thursday that Allan Eugene was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Richard Sepulveda (seh-PUL'-veh-da) in 2004. The two men had been arguing over a parking...

  • Thousands of birds nest near abandoned Austin mall

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Outside an abandoned Austin shopping mall is a little-known visual phenomenon to rival the bat flights from the downtown Congress Avenue bridge. Six oak trees stand in a bank parking lot on the north side of Highland Mall. For decades, every July, birds called purple...

  • Ex-top staffer to South Texas sheriff gets prison

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The former chief of staff to former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino (treh-VEEN'-yoh) has been sentenced to 11 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to failing to report a crime. A federal judge in McAllen sentenced Maria Patricia Medina on Thursday. U.S....



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