More Texas Articles

  • Missing boater's body found after search suspended

    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a man who went down with a shrimp boat that overturned in the Houston Ship Channel has been found dead. The Coast Guard and other authorities had suspended their search Tuesday evening for Ronald Lynn Galloway, captain of the shrimp boat "Mr....

  • Texas gang member gets 30-year term for 2 slayings

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the gang-related gunfire that killed two people and hurt two others in 2012. Prosecutors in Fort Worth on Tuesday announced the penalty for 21-year-old Jose De La Rosa, who pleaded guilty to...

  • Tea Partiers reluctant to laud Rick Perry

    The Texas governor might be Democrats' Public Enemy No. 1, but the state's Tea Partiers still aren't all ready to make nice.

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Aug. 19, 2014. Perry has brought himself and Texas to this juncture Whatever the outcome of the criminal case against Gov. Rick Perry, the events that led to it are a reflection upon him and how he has chosen to govern. Consider how he and the entire state of...

  • Honduran foreign minister visits US-Mexico border

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The foreign minister of Honduras said Tuesday on a visit to the Texas-Mexico border that she was pleased to see the flow of unaccompanied child immigrants has slowed after efforts in her country to dissuade citizens from embarking on the dangerous journey to the United...

  • 2 acres of marijuana seized in South Texas

    RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — Federal officials say they have seized two acres of marijuana plants growing in South Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday that Homeland Security Investigations agents and the Border Patrol discovered the crop on Aug. 7 in fields 10 minutes...

  • Rick Perry's day: A mug shot, then ice cream

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — What's a governor to do after getting booked on felony charges? Go for ice cream. Minutes after he was fingerprinted at the Travis County Courthouse, Texas Gov. Rick Perry posted a photo Tuesday from his official Twitter account of him outside Sandy's Hamburgers in downtown...

  • Supporters cheer Rick Perry as he is booked at Texas jail

    Rick Perry, a likely 2016 presidential contender, turned himself in to be booked at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center near the state capitol early Tuesday evening.

  • Every honorable citizen must condemn the partisan indictment of Rick Perry

    Even certain high-profile liberals, including former Obama presidential adviser David Axelrod and writer Jonathan Chait, have expressed their incredulity at this bizarre indictment.

  • Perry supporters rally against 'Democrat Games'

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dozens of supporters of Gov. Rick Perry are gathering at the courthouse before his expected arrival to be booked on a state indictment. The atmosphere outside the downtown Austin courthouse Tuesday afternoon felt more like a campaign event than a court proceeding....

  • Conviction in Houston day care fatal fire upheld

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a woman serving 80 years in prison for a fire that killed four children at the Houston day care center she operated. Jessica Tata's attorneys raised five challenges to her conviction of one of the deaths, including...

  • Texas Crop Report

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Aug. 19. Central: The dog days of summer dragged on. Most all forage sorghum was harvested for silage. There was a large population of sugar cane aphids reported in forage sorghum. A...

  • Texas jury finds man guilty of plot to kill wife

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — A North Texas jury has found a man guilty of attempted capital murder for hiring someone to kill his wife. Denton County prosecutors say 54-year-old John Franklin Howard wanted to have Nancy Howard killed so that he could be with his mistress. A police affidavit filed...

  • Ex-West Texas sheriff gets 30 days for oppression

    CANYON, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas sheriff accused of making improper advances to a female county worker must serve 30 days in jail for misdemeanor official oppression. Ex-Swisher County Sheriff Emmett Benavidez of Tulia pleaded guilty Monday in Canyon, about 25 miles south of Amarillo....

  • Rick Perry supporters plan rally to greet him at courthouse

    Perry supporters, including members of the Travis County Republican Party and staffers for statewide Republican campaigns, are planning to greet the governor when he arrives to be booked.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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