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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Texas Book Festival gives sneak peak at authors

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Book Festival has revealed some of the authors that will headline the event this fall. The festival announced Wednesday that headliners will include Martin Amis, known for novels including "Money" and "London Fields," as well as celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich...

  • State hopes to trace source of intestinal parasite

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials are trying to trace the origin of an intestinal parasite that has infected 77 Texans so far this year. In a statement Wednesday, the Texas Department of State Health Services says 77 cases of cyclosporiasis (sye-kloh-spoh-RYE'-ah-sihs) have been...

  • Man, 27, arrested after body found in law office

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police have made an arrest in the death of a man whose body was found at a West Texas law office by officers checking a report of an after-hours disturbance. In a statement, Lubbock police say 27-year-old Jestin Wayne Hooker was arrested on a murder charge after he was...

  • Man charged in hot-car death of granddaughter

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — North Texas police say they've charged a man in the death of his granddaughter for leaving the child in a hot vehicle for eight hours after forgetting to take her to day care. North Richland Hills police said in a release Wednesday that 59-year-old James...

  • Texas needs extra year for new teacher evaluations

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will need an extra year to unveil a new teacher evaluation system that's required as the state seeks relief from some curriculum standards mandated by No Child Left Behind. State Education Commissioner Michael Williams wrote the U.S. Education Department on...

  • $25M goal for special license plates met early

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state department says a company hired to make specialty license plates has hit its required $25 million revenue goal a few months early. My Plates has sold more than 199,000 license plates since 2009. It received a contract from the Texas Department of Motor...

  • Immigration compromise dubbed 'amnesty,' won't stop Obama's deferrals

    Immigration hardliners said a bipartisan bill winning support in the Senate won't stop the president from granting amnesty to illegal children pouring over the borders.

  • Texan claimed bingo cash paid for assault rifles

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas woman who says she used bingo winnings to buy five assault rifles has been convicted of lying on the purchase records. Yadira Garcia of Alamo faces up to 30 years in federal prison during sentencing later this year in Brownsville. Jurors on Tuesday...

  • Houston police seek ID on body found at warehouse

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police are trying to identify a woman whose body was found at an abandoned warehouse. Police on Wednesday appealed to the public for help in the case being investigated as a homicide. Autopsy results are pending on the woman believed to be in her 30s. Her body was...

  • Texan gets measles after softball event in Kansas

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus. Tarrant County Public Health officials in Fort Worth on Wednesday announced a resident tested positive for...



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