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  • House committee scrutinizing Texas foster care

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A legislative committee examining ways to better-protect children in Texas' foster care system is convening for the first time since two foster children drowned over July 4th weekend. The House Select Committee on Child Protection meets Thursday. The state's 17,000-child...

  • Texas Book Festival gives sneak peak at authors

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Book Festival has revealed some of the authors that will headline the event this fall. The festival announced Wednesday that headliners will include Martin Amis, known for novels including "Money" and "London Fields," as well as celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich...

  • State officials to discuss human trafficking

    LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — State health and law enforcement officials are to testify about human trafficking before a panel of state lawmakers in South Texas. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw and Dr. Kyle Janek, executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services...

  • State hopes to trace source of intestinal parasite

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials are trying to trace the origin of an intestinal parasite that has infected 77 Texans so far this year. In a statement Wednesday, the Texas Department of State Health Services says 77 cases of cyclosporiasis (sye-kloh-spoh-RYE'-ah-sihs) have been...

  • Man, 27, arrested after body found in law office

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police have made an arrest in the death of a man whose body was found at a West Texas law office by officers checking a report of an after-hours disturbance. In a statement, Lubbock police say 27-year-old Jestin Wayne Hooker was arrested on a murder charge after he was...

  • Man charged in hot-car death of granddaughter

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — North Texas police say they've charged a man in the death of his granddaughter for leaving the child in a hot vehicle for eight hours after forgetting to take her to day care. North Richland Hills police said in a release Wednesday that 59-year-old James...

  • Texas needs extra year for new teacher evaluations

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will need an extra year to unveil a new teacher evaluation system that's required as the state seeks relief from some curriculum standards mandated by No Child Left Behind. State Education Commissioner Michael Williams wrote the U.S. Education Department on...

  • $25M goal for special license plates met early

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state department says a company hired to make specialty license plates has hit its required $25 million revenue goal a few months early. My Plates has sold more than 199,000 license plates since 2009. It received a contract from the Texas Department of Motor...

  • Immigration compromise dubbed 'amnesty,' won't stop Obama's deferrals

    Immigration hardliners said a bipartisan bill winning support in the Senate won't stop the president from granting amnesty to illegal children pouring over the borders.

  • Texan claimed bingo cash paid for assault rifles

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas woman who says she used bingo winnings to buy five assault rifles has been convicted of lying on the purchase records. Yadira Garcia of Alamo faces up to 30 years in federal prison during sentencing later this year in Brownsville. Jurors on Tuesday...

  • Houston police seek ID on body found at warehouse

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police are trying to identify a woman whose body was found at an abandoned warehouse. Police on Wednesday appealed to the public for help in the case being investigated as a homicide. Autopsy results are pending on the woman believed to be in her 30s. Her body was...

  • Texan gets measles after softball event in Kansas

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus. Tarrant County Public Health officials in Fort Worth on Wednesday announced a resident tested positive for...

  • Gunman who wounded 2 Texas officers found dead

    LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — South Texas authorities have confirmed that a man suspected of shooting two police officers was found dead outside a home following an exchange of gunfire. Hidalgo County sheriff's Commander Joel Rivera said Wednesday that officers found the body of Joaquin Cibrian after...

  • Texas family's dog found in Washington, returned

    TYLER, Texas (AP) — An East Texas family's dog that ran away seven years ago has been found in Tacoma, Washington, and returned thanks to a microchip implanted in the pooch. Dinah Miller of Tyler traveled to Houston on Tuesday to reclaim her Maltese named Reese. Miller says her family was...

  • 24 arrested in North Texas human trafficking sting

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — Investigators say two dozen suspects have been arrested in a North Texas human trafficking sting related to sex and juveniles. The Denton County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday said two 17-year-olds were rescued last week. The arrests happened in Denton and The Colony....



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