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  • Toddler attending circus in Dallas falls 1 level

    DALLAS (AP) — A 2-year-old girl attending the circus in Dallas has been hurt in an accidental fall from the second level of the American Airlines Center to the main level. Dallas Fire-Rescue personnel attended to the child Wednesday night, who was transported to a hospital. Her name and further...

  • Suspect in videotaped Houston church theft caught

    HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect has been charged with stealing from a purse during a 2011 Houston church service in a theft recorded on security video. Harris County jail records show 46-year-old Cynthia Martinez was being held without bond Thursday on charges of credit card abuse, forgery and...

  • Mayor of Hawkins denies official oppression charge

    HAWKINS, Texas (AP) — An East Texas mayor says he was falsely arrested on an official oppression charge and just offered to help a resident get her yard cleaned up. Hawkins Mayor Will Rogers on Thursday said he was responding to complaints from neighbors when he stopped by the home July 10....

  • Beaumont house apparently intentionally set ablaze

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Seven people have escaped from a burning Southeast Texas home in a fire that officials say appears to have been intentionally set. Beaumont Fire Rescue officials say nobody was hurt in the blaze early Thursday. Investigators had no immediate information on any possible...

  • Texas worker dies, another injured from poison gas

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — San Marcos fire officials say two incidents of carbon monoxide exposure have killed one worker and hospitalized another. Fire Marshal Ken Bell says the separate incidents happened within a 12-hour period spanning Tuesday and Wednesday. Fifty-seven-year-old Rob Schmid...

  • Austin police seek person who threw rocks at cars

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police are searching for a person who they say has been hurling large rocks at cars on the interstate. Police said Wednesday that at least two people have been hit during four incidents on Interstate 35 between 2-5 a.m. A June 14 attack left a man with critical...

  • Feds to show off immigrant family detention

    KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) — Federal immigration officials are to give a tour Thursday of a South Texas detention center where they plan to house women who enter the United States illegally with their children. The Karnes County Civil Detention Center in Karnes City is being converted after being...

  • Obese Doberman rescued in Texas, given new diet

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio animal care officials say an obese Doberman taken in last week is being transferred to Conroe for further care. A spokeswoman for the city's Animal Care Services said Wednesday that the dog named Bear weighs in at 147 pounds. That's twice the size of an average...

  • Perry: America must end 'ambivalence' on Israel

    DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday criticized an American "policy of calculated ambivalence" toward Israel, a nod toward conservative voters as he considers a second run for president. The retiring Republican governor spoke at a pro-Israel rally outside Dallas' city hall. Perry...

  • Sheriff asks for help in probe of family's slaying

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities are asking for the public's help in their investigation of the slayings six months ago of a family of four, including two children, at their suburban Houston home. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said at a news conference Wednesday that his agency continues...

  • McDonald's ordered to pay $27M in deaths of teens

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury on Wednesday ordered McDonald's to pay $27 million in actual damages to the families of two teenagers killed in a car accident while en route to a hospital after a fight outside the fast-food restaurant. In a statement, McDonald's said it will appeal the...

  • Woman sues Border Patrol agent accused of assault

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a Border Patrol agent guarding her at a South Texas hospital has filed a federal lawsuit against him, alleging he violated her constitutional rights. The woman had crossed from Mexico into the U.S. without legal permission in...

  • Texas search group resumes drone use

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over its use of drones in its searches for missing persons has resumed utilizing the unmanned aircraft. Texas Equuearch began using a drone Wednesday in its search in Livingston in East Texas for a 57-year-old man...

  • State panel delays vote on Astrodome designation

    HOUSTON (AP) — A state historical panel on Wednesday delayed action on a proposal that would have given the Houston Astrodome extra protection from the wrecking ball, a move intended to give local officials more time to evaluate potential uses for the iconic structure. The world's first...

  • Teen sentenced to 50 years in death of officer

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas jury has sentenced a teenager to 50 years in prison for the fatal beating of an off-duty police officer. Nineteen-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez was sentenced Wednesday in the 2012 death of El Paso officer Jonathan Molina. Gonzalez had faced up to 99 years in...



From the Weekly Standard

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