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  • Texas family's dog found in Washington, returned

    TYLER, Texas (AP) — An East Texas family's dog that ran away seven years ago has been found in Tacoma, Washington, and returned thanks to a microchip implanted in the pooch. Dinah Miller of Tyler traveled to Houston on Tuesday to reclaim her Maltese named Reese. Miller says her family was...

  • 24 arrested in North Texas human trafficking sting

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — Investigators say two dozen suspects have been arrested in a North Texas human trafficking sting related to sex and juveniles. The Denton County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday said two 17-year-olds were rescued last week. The arrests happened in Denton and The Colony....

  • Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say the leader of a Texas-based drug ring that supplied at least eight other states has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in federal prison. Alejandro "Alex" Gonzales of Alvin was sentenced Tuesday in Beaumont. The 36-year-old Gonzales in January pleaded...

  • Suspect in body in trunk case caught in Houston

    HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect in a San Antonio slaying in which the victim's body was stuffed in the trunk of a car has been captured in Houston. The U.S. Marshals Service says 40-year-old Jose Antonio Gonzalez was caught Tuesday night hiding under a bed at a Houston apartment. Gonzalez faces...

  • Texas police identify burned body found in truck

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — South Texas police are searching for a person of interest in connection with a man found dead in a burning truck. McAllen police on Tuesday said the body of 26-year-old Ryan Tyler Sewell was found Monday morning. Sewell was discovered inside his pickup truck after...

  • 4 dead in Texas Panhandle car wreck

    PERRYTON, Texas (AP) — Police say three adults and one toddler have died in a Texas Panhandle car wreck. The Texas Department of Public Safety says two vehicles crashed on a highway about 25 miles south of the Oklahoma border Tuesday evening. Police say the vehicles hit head-on and both...

  • Texas jury awards municipal utility $30 million

    NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury has delivered a nearly $30 million verdict against the Lower Colorado River Authority. A Comal County jury on Tuesday returned the verdict in favor of New Braunfels Utilities. The Austin-based river authority manages water resources and...

  • Woman's sentencing begins for stepson's death

    DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas jury begins hearing evidence on what to sentence a woman convicted in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson. The punishment phase of Elizabeth Ramsey's trial begins Wednesday in state district court in Dallas. On Tuesday, the Dallas County jury found...

  • Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

    DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson. The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday...

  • Personal injury lawyer spends another million on Davis’ campaign for Texas governor

    HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Over the past few months, personal injury trial lawyers Steve and Amber Mostyn continued to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into the campaign coffers of state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. Davis, who will face Attorney General Greg...

  • A call for calm on the border crisis: Incredible increase in apprehension of children versus teens

    Thousands of unaccompanied minors have in recent months swarmed the U.S.-Mexico border, overwhelming U.S. border agents and raising many serious questions about national security interests.

  • 'Texas 7' gang member set for February execution

    HOUSTON (AP) — A death row inmate who was part of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners has received an execution date of Feb. 4. The date will allow time for Donald Newbury to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court if he decides to do so, said Lisa Smith, an assistant district attorney...

  • Texas Crop Report

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Central: Soil moisture, rangeland and pastures, livestock and overall crop conditions were rated good throughout the region. However, lack of rain could soon start to slow forage growth in some areas. Cotton was in good condition. Some dryland producers...

  • Cartel associates get 1-year sentence for bribery

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two Mexican citizens have been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement that drug cartel associates Francisco Agustin Colorado Cebado and Ramon...

  • San Antonio councilwoman voted city's next mayor

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The City Council has voted to appoint Councilwoman Ivy Taylor as the next mayor of San Antonio, replacing the departing Julian Castro. An initial vote Tuesday by the council drew some support for Councilman Ray Lopez but he then withdrew from consideration, clearing the...



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