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  • Texas troopers fire on big rig to end chase

    KYLE, Texas (AP) — State troopers have fired on an 18-wheeler that drove through a South Texas Border Patrol checkpoint to bring the rig to a stop following a chase covering more than 160 miles. Authorities say the chase began early Thursday when the driver of the rig failed to stop at the...

  • AAA survey finds gas prices hold steady in Texas

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas held steady this week at $3.23 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that compares with the national average of $3.42 per gallon, which is down a penny from last week. El Paso drivers have the most expensive gasoline statewide at...

  • Girl, 4, survives being left on Texas school bus

    ANDREWS, Texas (AP) — A 4-year-old West Texas girl has survived being apparently forgotten on a school bus parked in a vehicle barn on a hot afternoon. Officials with the Andrews Independent School District are investigating how long the preschooler was left alone Wednesday. Superintendent...

  • Dallas pilot dies in deadly Austin crash

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a North Texas pilot has been killed in the crash of a twin-engine plane while trying to land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Austin police on Thursday identified the victim as 55-year-old David S. Anderson of Dallas. The Piper Aerostar went...

  • 2 injured in East Texas attack by pit bulls

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Two pit bulls will be euthanized after mauling an 8-year-old East Texas girl and a woman who used her body to try to protect the child. Nacogdoches (na-kuh-DOH'-chihs) County Sheriff Jason Bridges said Wednesday that the dogs apparently escaped through a hole in a...

  • 5 arrested in El Paso burned body case

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — El Paso police say they've arrested five people in connection to the death of a man who was beaten and set on fire in the basement of a vacant downtown building. Three men were charged Wednesday with murder and are being held on $1 million bond each. Another man and a...

  • Texas Most Wanted fugitive caught in Victoria

    VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A violent gang member on the Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted list has been caught in South Texas. DPS says 48-year-old John Guevara was captured in Victoria. A tip led to the Texas Mexican Mafia member who was wanted for parole violation. Officials say the...

  • Texas communities marking 9/11 anniversary

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — People in communities across Texas are holding ceremonies to remember victims of the 9/11 attacks. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw says Thursday's anniversary of the 2001 attacks stands as a reminder to "stay vigilant." McCraw says DPS has a...

  • Galveston man gets 2 years in stolen benefits case

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing benefits meant for a woman who's been dead since 2003. John Stephen Davis was sentenced Wednesday. The 64-year-old Galveston man in June pleaded guilty to embezzlement and theft of federal...

  • Hive sought in Texas bees attack, 1 hospitalized

    SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Experts will try to identify what type of bees stung a man who was mowing near a West Texas convenience store in an attack that sent him to a hospital. San Angelo police say several people who tried to help the man Wednesday were also stung and required medical...

  • Texas Book Festival announces lineup

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Book Festival has announced more than 275 authors are heading to the event this fall — the largest lineup in the festival's 19-year history. The full lineup for the Oct. 25-26 event in Austin was announced Wednesday. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend....

  • FAA allows drone to search for missing Texas woman

    PLANO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities have authorized the use of a drone to search for a North Texas woman who disappeared more than a week ago. An emergency waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration authorizes the nonprofit Texas EquuSearch group to send a drone to look for 23-year-old...

  • 30 years for Fort Bliss soldier who stabbed woman

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Fort Bliss soldier has been given 30 years in prison for stabbing a pregnant woman to whom he owed money. Corey Moss pleaded guilty this week to a felony charge for his attack last year of Rachel Poole at her El Paso home. Poole testified that Moss owed $3,000 to her...

  • Study: North Texas drilling adds $11.8B to economy

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Production from the natural gas-rich Barnett Shale in North Texas has risen even as drilling activity and natural gas prices have fallen, according to a study commissioned by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce released Wednesday. The Waco, Texas-based Perryman Group...

  • 1 killed when plane crashes near Austin airport

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One person was killed when a twin-engine plane crashed as it attempted to land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the Piper Aerostar aircraft went down Wednesday afternoon north of the airport....



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