More Texas Articles

  • Explosion in Mexican customs office closes bridge

    EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — A four-lane bridge crossing the Rio Grande has been closed after two gas line explosions set the customs and immigration office ablaze in the Mexican community of Piedras Negras. Local news reports Sunday said firefighters and emergency workers have arrived on-scene in...

  • Fort Bliss amps up security over holiday weekend

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Fort Bliss says it's taking extra security precautions over Labor Day weekend. Spokesman Ltc. Lee Peters says the U.S. Army post has closed some entry gates to non-Defense Department personnel, and increased random vehicle searches through Tuesday. He said Sunday that the...

  • Soccer trainer charged in Texas slaying cold case

    HOUSTON (AP) — Police have charged a Texas youth soccer trainer in connection with a 19-year-old homicide case. Chad Bujano was arrested Thursday and accused of the broad-daylight shooting of 18-year-old Kristian Gaona in 1995 on a Houston street. Investigators say Gaona was walking with...

  • Siblings shot while mother tried to drive away

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two young siblings were shot in the head while sitting in a car as their mother tried to drive away from her male partner in southeast San Antonio. A boy, 6 or 7 years old, and girl, 10 or 11, were both rushed to area hospitals Saturday with multiple gunshot wounds after the...

  • In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

    DALLAS (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grass-roots fire that is sweeping this country." The tea party-backed Texan's rousing...

  • Mexican cartels ramp up human smuggling business

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. intelligence official says Mexican cartels are increasingly profiting from human trafficking due to the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S. Oscar Hagelsieb is the assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in...

  • Nearly 100 dogs seized in Houston-area bankruptcy

    TOMBALL, Texas (AP) — Nearly 100 collie dogs have been seized from a suburban Houston home as part of a bankruptcy case. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1nL4ST4 ) that U.S. District Judge David Jones signed an order Friday allowing Houston Collie Rescue to remove the dogs from the...

  • Corpus Christi native tapped to run ICE

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Corpus Christi native is poised to become the first Latina to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. President Barack Obama announced this week he was nominating 62-year-old U.S. district attorney Sarah R. Saldaña as assistant secretary of ICE. The...

  • Texas gov candidates agree to 2 debates

    After a bit of a kerfuffle, Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis have agreed to terms for a statewide televised debate.

  • Health device firm's ex-execs sentenced for fraud

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former top two executives of an Austin medical device company have received long prison sentences for participating in a scheme that defrauded shareholders and investors out of more than $750 million. Former ArthroCare Corp. chief executive Michael Baker was sentenced...

  • 2 Guard troops along border getting financial help

    PHARR, Texas (AP) — The Texas National Guard says at least two of its troops have requested financial assistance after deployment to the Texas-Mexico border in response to a surge of children pouring illegally into the United States. Spokeswoman Lt. Col. Joanne MacGregor says the National Guard...

  • Abbott says plastic bag bans are illegal

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says municipal bans on single-use plastic bags are illegal. In a five-page attorney general's opinion Friday, the Republican gubernatorial nominee said a state law prohibits local governments from prohibiting, restricting or charging a...

  • Texas commission OKs 'historical racing' terminals

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State regulators have approved an effort by racetrack owners to expand gambling to include racing terminals that look similar to slot machines. The Texas Racing Commission on Friday voted to allow a new form of betting at dog and horse tracks called historical racing. The...

  • Abbott backs out of televised debate with Davis

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Greg Abbott on Friday backed out of a statewide televised debate with Democrat Wendy Davis, leaving voters with just one chance to watch the gubernatorial hopefuls go head-to-head before the November election. Abbott balked at the roundtable format of the Sept....

  • El Salvador opens consulate in South Texas

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Texas border city further cemented its position at the center of a surge of Central American immigrants by opening its fourth foreign diplomatic office Friday. McAllen is a far cry from Houston and Dallas, where El Salvador has its other consulates in Texas. But the...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

    West Allis, Wis. --  Scott Walker looked relaxed. Dressed in light blue Levi’s jeans, a navy polo shirt, and white and gray Nike sneakers, the Wisconsin governor had just finished speaking at a...

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  • Democrats Take the Low Road

    Conway, Ark. "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola,” a TV ad in Arkansas declared last week. The ad came from Democrat Mark Pryor, who is running for reelection to...

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