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  • Nearly $3 million in drugs seized in South Texas

    LAREDO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $3 million in illegal narcotics during two seizures at international bridges in South Texas. The larger of the two seizures in Laredo happened Saturday when authorities discovered 22 packages containing nearly 54...

  • Indicted official denied court-appointed lawyer

    DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request for a court-appointed attorney by a longtime Dallas County commissioner who is accused of accepting nearly $1 million in bribes. John Wiley Price is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor...

  • Texas regents exclude lawmakers from inquiry

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents have rejected attempts by two state lawmakers to monitor all interviews during an independent investigation into school admissions. Reps. Trey Martinez Fischer and Lyle Larson of San Antonio both voted to censure regent Wallace Hall last...

  • Note, pills found next to body in Texas home

    DALLAS (AP) — Police discovered a note and pills next to one of two people found dead in the same North Texas home where their 10-year-old son was found months earlier, according to documents released Monday. Pallavi and Sumeet Dhawan's bodies were discovered on Sept. 3 by a family member....

  • Widow sentenced in death of husband buried in yard

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 63-year-old North Texas widow has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the death of her husband, who was found buried in the front yard of their rural home. Neola Robinson pleaded guilty Monday before the start of jury selection in...

  • Davis ad attacks Abbott, Abbott targets California

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Details of new television ads from Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Wendy Davis and her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. TITLES: Davis' "Time Went By"; Abbott's "Jobs." LENGTH: Both are 30 seconds. AIRING: Davis' in "targeted urban...

  • 2 sentenced in auto insurance fraud scheme

    HOUSTON (AP) — Two individuals have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme that authorities say defrauded insurance companies of more than $3 million. Earlie Dickerson, a former office manager, was sentenced Monday in Houston federal court to 14 years in prison for recruiting individuals...

  • Police: Woman misled authorities over son's death

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say the mother of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a shallow grave in Austin gave inconsistent statements to police as to what happened to the child and why he was missing for weeks. An arrest affidavit released Monday shows 20-year-old Meagan Work gave...

  • Dallas man gets 15 years for minor sex trafficking

    DALLAS (AP) — A 33-year-old Dallas man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sex trafficking of a minor. Dereck Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of children in June. He was accused of forcing a 15-year-old runaway he met at a bus station to engage in sex...

  • Man admits to making bomb threat to avoid work

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a San Antonio man who did not want to go to work called a South Texas airport threatening that two bombs would be detonated. Authorities said in a statement Monday that 40-year-old Steve M. Gutierrez III pleaded guilty to threatening to...

  • Injunction entered against Texas pool company

    Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Based on Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s suit alleging multiple violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, a Hidalgo County district court has frozen the assets of and entered a temporary injunction against RGV Flamingo Pools...

  • Coast Guard rescues man missing after boat sank

    PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a 37-year-old man a day after his boat sank off Port Aransas while he and three others were fishing. The Coast Guard says the boat sank Saturday before the men could call for help. The men, all wearing life jackets, then drifted...

  • Texas man in critical condition following fall

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a man remains in critical condition after falling more than 12 feet from the stands into a field-level suite during the Texas-UCLA college football game. A John Peter Smith Hospital spokeswoman released the man's condition Sunday and says he is in the intensive...

  • 10 injured after rear-end bus collision in Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say 10 people have been hospitalized after two Dallas city busses collided. A Dallas Area Rapid Transit spokesman says the rear-end collision happened Sunday in the southern part of the city. The 10 people injured included both drivers and some children. The spokesman...

  • Texas' fast-paced growth hasn't reduced inequality

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The oil and gas boom and millions of new consumers have propelled revenue growth in Texas to nearly twice the national average. Yet, a new report from Standard & Poor's shows income inequality is putting a brake on the pace of expansion. "Even for Texas, the growth rate...



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