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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 3 sentenced for Texas human smuggling operation

    HOUSTON (AP) — Three men involved in a human-smuggling ring that held 115 people captive in a small Houston home were sentenced to at least nine years in prison on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said. The men pleaded guilty in April to charges that included conspiracy to harbor and transport...

  • Houston firm offers space flights for pet remains

    HOUSTON (AP) — Memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones will start this fall by a Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world. Celestis Inc. on Wednesday announced Celestis Pets. Rockets carrying cremated remains of dogs and cats are touted as a way for owners to...

  • Evacuation alarm sounds at Austin airport, no fire

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fire alarm that prompted some passengers to evacuate Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has been blamed on a worker who was welding. Airport spokesman Jim Halbrook (HAL'-brook) says there was no fire Wednesday morning and operations returned to normal after about 15...

  • 4 face charges after Abilene vandalism by BB guns

    ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Four teenagers face felony criminal mischief charges after a BB guns vandalism spree in West Texas damaged dozens of vehicles. Abilene police report more than 100 victims have come forward to report property damage since last week. Police on Tuesday announced the arrest...

  • Suspect sought in fatal shooting at Odessa park

    ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police say a man has been fatally shot at a West Texas public park during gunfire as children played baseball on a nearby field. Odessa police are looking for a suspect in Tuesday night's shooting at Floyd Gwin Park. Cpl. Steve LeSueur (luh-SWEER') says police have a...

  • Member of 'swatting' ring pleads guilty in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Dallas say a member of a "swatting" ring that made hoax 911 calls has pleaded guilty to computer-related conspiracy and retaliation counts. Jason Allen Neff of Omaha, Nebraska, faces up to five years in federal prison in a plea deal over the investigation since...

  • Police: Texas wildlife employee dies at hatchery

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — San Marcos police are investigating the death of a Texas Parks and Wildlife employee. Police say they responded Tuesday afternoon to a report of an unconscious man at a wildlife fish hatchery. They say the worker was in a chamber about 20 to 30 feet underground when he...

  • At least 20 arrested in South Texas gang sweep

    SEGUIN, Texas (AP) — At least 20 people have been arrested in a South Texas roundup of suspected gang members. City officials in Seguin (sih-GEEN') on Tuesday announced the investigation that began in November has also led to the seizure of guns, drugs and cash. The arrests that began Monday...



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