More Texas Articles

  • Ex-teacher guilty in fatal hit-and-run of boy, 6

    DALLAS (AP) — A 54-year-old former suburban Dallas teacher has been convicted of manslaughter for the hit-run death of a 6-year-old boy run down last year while walking with his mother and baby sister to a store to get candy. Tammy Lowe faces up to 20 years in prison. Evidence showed she ran a...

  • Ecologists team up to buy Texas bayside ranch

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and partners have announced the purchase of a sprawling southeast Texas ranch with funds put aside after the BP oil spill. The Powderhorn Ranch, 75 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, will be converted into a state park. The $37.7 million...

  • Brantly's Texas residency program creates fund

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former colleagues of the Texas-trained doctor who contracted Ebola say they're raising funds to help him and his family replace the household items they were forced to leave behind in West Africa. Dr. Kent Brantly, who worked as a medical missionary in Liberia, was...

  • Perry campaign funds to cover future legal costs

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars. Perry has spent $80,000 in public funds on the case so far, and has retained a high-powered team of attorneys...

  • Police: Texas shopper captures purse snatcher

    FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) — Friendswood Police have arrested two men who they say tried to steal a 72-year-old woman's purse and were stopped by a Good Samaritan and a couple of grocery store employees. Police charged 33-year-old Ray Patterson Jr. and 24-year-old Emmanuel Harris with aggravated...

  • Police: Baytown coach charged with sexual assault

    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A 68-year-old assistant coach of a Texas special-needs softball team has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on his team. The Baytown Police Department charged Warren Warrington Doyle with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child on...

  • Coast Guard: Injured man rescued near Texas coast

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has extracted an injured man from an Italian oil tanker in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston. The Coast Guard reports a snapped wire struck a 32-year-old man in his chest Wednesday afternoon about 38 miles off the coast. The captain of the 800-foot ship named...

  • UT System set to formally hire McRaven as leader

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Navy Adm. William McRaven is set to be formally hired as chancellor of the University of Texas System. McRaven is expected to be on hand Thursday when system regents make his appointment official at a board meeting in Austin. He was selected as the lone finalist for the job...

  • 2 fatally electrocuted in West Texas oilfield

    WESTBROOK, Texas (AP) — Two men are dead and one is hospitalized in critical condition after they were electrocuted while moving an oil well pumping jack in West Texas. The accident happened around midday Wednesday near the town of Westbrook, about 80 miles northeast of Midland. Mitchell County...

  • Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. The 3-0 vote by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also will triple the Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists...

  • Why is Rick Perry smiling? He's got the smoking gun on video

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry showed up Tuesday at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin for booking. Despite facing the possibility of more than a century in prison, he smiled like he was posing for an official campaign photo.

  • Official: Submerged boat delayed retrieval of body

    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard this week spent 17 hours covering 38 square miles of the Houston Ship Channel searching for a missing shrimp boat captain whose body was ultimately found by his father in the capsized vessel. The father found 42-year-old Ronald Lynn Galloway's body in...

  • US government sells 400,000 acres offshore Texas

    The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday. The acreage represents a fraction of the 21.6 million acres the agency had...

  • New Red Cross disaster warehouse in Texas ready

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An American Red Cross disaster supplies warehouse in North Texas has the distinction of being the group's biggest facility to serve the most people. Spokeswoman Anita Foster says the site in Arlington that was dedicated Wednesday has 174,000 square feet of space. The...

  • Texas man charged with slaying of estranged wife

    ANDERSON, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his estranged wife at her home. The Grimes County Sheriff's Office says Kelly Armstrong of Navasota (nah-vuh-SOH'-tuh) surrendered Wednesday to face a murder charge, with bond set at $150,000. District...



From the Weekly Standard

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