More Texas Articles

  • 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,...

  • Charles Schwab to add 1,200 jobs in Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Charles Schwab Corp. is getting nearly $6 million in incentives from Texas to open an El Paso operations center and increase its presence in Austin, creating more than 1,200 jobs. Gov. Rick Perry announced Thursday that the financial services company's Austin expansion...

  • Texas officials discuss human trafficking

    LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — Members of a Texas legislative panel are parsing the distinctions between unaccompanied immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally and human trafficking victims who get assistance from state programs. Officials estimate about 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant youngsters...

  • Pampa military museum gets part of old nuke bomb

    PAMPA, Texas (AP) — A military museum in the Texas Panhandle has acquired part of an inactive nuclear bomb on hand during the Cold War. Pantex Plant crews on Wednesday helped unload an empty B53 nuclear weapons case at the Freedom Museum USA in Pampa. The last of the nation's biggest nuclear...

  • AAA: Texas retail gasoline prices slip 4 cents

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices have slipped 4 cents this week amid lower crude oil costs. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide settled at $3.41 per gallon. Motorists across the U.S. are paying an average $3.55 per gallon....

  • Houston man charged in woman's death, body burned

    PASADENA, Texas (AP) — A Houston man has been charged with killing a 25-year-old woman whose burned body was found in a Pasadena field. Harris County jail records show 37-year-old Jose Valentin Noriega was being held Thursday on a murder charge. Online jail records do not list an attorney for...

  • Texas lawmaker seeks ruling on historical racing

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker is asking Attorney General Greg Abbott to weigh in on whether a state commission has the authority to allow a new form of betting called historical racing. Republican State Rep. Dan Flynn this week requested a review of devices that are like slot machines...

  • Texan pleads guilty in oil, gas investment scam

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man faces up to 20 years in prison in an oil and gas Ponzi scheme that attracted nearly $6 million in investments before he fled to Oregon. Jeffrey Watts of Fort Worth pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud. The 41-year-old Watts was charged in March...

  • Real estate heir Durst free on bond in Texas case

    HOUSTON (AP) — A New York City real estate heir has been freed on bond in a Houston case in which he allegedly urinated on a candy display inside a pharmacy. Robert Durst turned himself in Wednesday afternoon on a criminal mischief charge from the weekend incident. Durst declined comment...

  • Man gets 2nd death sentence in Dallas slaying

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man has been sentenced to death a second time for the 1986 killing of a Dallas civil rights attorney and his wife. The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1nkeyYe ) reports that a Dallas County jury on Wednesday again sentenced Kenneth Wayne Thomas to die for stabbing...

  • Austin police search for thieves after 8 robberies

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police are searching for a group of men they say are responsible for at least eight armed robberies. Police say the group of two to four men in their 20s committed the robberies in June and July. One of the men shot at a cashier and missed during the last robbery...



From the Weekly Standard