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  • 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...

  • No Texas changes in execution procedure

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona. Unlike Arizona, which used a two-drug protocol of midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone for an execution Wednesday that took two...

  • DA seeks exoneration of man imprisoned for rape

    DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas district attorney says he will seek the exoneration of a 57-year-old Dallas man who served 12 years in prison in a rape case involving a 16-year-old girl. Michael Phillips pleaded guilty to the rape in a 1990 plea deal and hasn't actively insisted on his innocence...

  • 3 Wichita Falls workers stung by swarm of bees

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him. Wichita Falls officials blamed Thursday's attack on Africanized honey bees. Spokesman Barry Levy (LEE'-vee) says a...

  • About 200 dogs, cats seized from Texas shelter

    WOLFE CITY, Texas (AP) — About 200 dogs and cats have been seized from a North Texas animal shelter amid allegations of neglect. A judge in Greenville will consider whether the animals should be returned to the no-kill Frank Barchard (BAR'-churd) Memorial Shelter in Wolfe City. Shelter...

  • Shreveport lawyer gets 5 years in bankruptcy case

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for misuse of $1 million invested by a Texas company. James Ward Davis of Shreveport was sentenced Thursday and ordered to repay the funds. Prosecutors in Texas say Davis in April pleaded guilty to making a...

  • Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state. But a closer look at the Texas Emerging Technology Fund,...



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