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  • 2 sisters found dead in East Texas apartment

    QUITMAN, Texas (AP) — Two young sisters have been found dead in their East Texas apartment and an evidence tampering charge was filed against a man who allegedly was at the home. Quitman (KWIT'-man) police Chief Kelly Cole on Friday declined to release names of the girls, ages 1 and 3....

  • Texas family gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

    HOUSTON (AP) — A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market will return it to his mother this weekend, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. Lanie and Walter Brown bought the flag for $5 after finding it tucked away in the corner of a flea...

  • Longtime Dallas County Commissioner Price arrested

    DALLAS (AP) — A longtime Dallas County commissioner whose home was raided in 2011 by the FBI in a money laundering investigation has been arrested. An attorney for John Wiley Price confirms Friday's arrest of the elected official, who's held office since 1985. Billy Ravkind had no immediate...

  • Former astronaut Hank Hartsfield dies at 80

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died. He was 80. Hartsfield's daughter, Judy Gedies, said Friday her father died July 17 of complications following back surgery. Funeral...

  • Amon Carter Museum acquires Raphaelle Peale work

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Amon (AY'-muhn) Carter Museum of American Art has acquired a Raphaelle Peale painting called "Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket." Museum officials in Fort Worth on Friday announced acquisition of the 1813 artwork. It's the first work by Peale to enter...

  • Austin police: Man arrested in string of robberies

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police have arrested a man in connection with at least eight armed robberies. Thirty-year-old Marcello Douglas was being held Friday on aggravated robbery and parole violation charges. Online jail records didn't list an attorney for Douglas, who was arrested...

  • Houston company recalls some ready-to-eat items

    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal regulators say Great American Marketing of Houston has recalled about 475 pounds of ready-to-eat products due to possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday night announced the recall of sandwich and wrap items produced July 15 and...

  • Former Texas geologist sentenced for child porn

    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has sentenced a former state geologist to 60 years in prison for promotion and possession of child pornography. A Williamson County judge handed down three consecutive 20-year sentences to a 61-year-old from Austin on Thursday for promotion of child...

  • Texas inmate charged with murder for 2004 death

    HOUSTON (AP) — Harris County authorities say a Texas inmate has confessed to killing a man 10 years ago. Sheriff's officials say Thursday that Allan Eugene was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Richard Sepulveda (seh-PUL'-veh-da) in 2004. The two men had been arguing over a parking...

  • Thousands of birds nest near abandoned Austin mall

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Outside an abandoned Austin shopping mall is a little-known visual phenomenon to rival the bat flights from the downtown Congress Avenue bridge. Six oak trees stand in a bank parking lot on the north side of Highland Mall. For decades, every July, birds called purple...

  • Ex-top staffer to South Texas sheriff gets prison

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The former chief of staff to former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino (treh-VEEN'-yoh) has been sentenced to 11 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to failing to report a crime. A federal judge in McAllen sentenced Maria Patricia Medina on Thursday. U.S....

  • Bankrupt Energy Future to auction stake in Oncor

    DALLAS (AP) — Bankrupt power giant Energy Future Holdings terminated its restructuring agreement and announced plans to auction its stake in the profitable power transmission business Oncor Electric Delivery Co., according to a filing Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission....

  • Tales of foster care abuse sound 'like prison'

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Young adults who grew up in Texas' foster care system recounted harrowing stories of abuse and emotional trauma Thursday for members of a legislative committee looking for ways to better protect such children. Some choked back tears during a hearing of the Texas House...

  • Dallas-area doctor convicted of health care fraud

    TYLER, Texas (AP) — A North Texas physician who ran a now-closed hospital near Dallas has been convicted of conspiracy, identity theft and health care fraud. A federal jury in Tyler found Dr. Tariq Mahmood guilty Thursday of more than $1 million in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims....

  • Formerly conjoined twins celebrate first birthday

    DALLAS (AP) — Formerly conjoined twin boys celebrated their first birthday Thursday with those who helped care for them at the Dallas hospital where they were separated. Emmett and Owen Ezell, who turned 1 last week, returned to Medical City Children's Hospital where they were separated last...



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