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  • Perry tells Hispanic group to 'secure' border

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry took his border security criticisms to an audience of Hispanic ministers in San Antonio, telling them the federal government should put more Border Patrol troops on the ground and drones in the air to secure the Texas-Mexico border. Perry has sparred...

  • VA chief promises reform in El Paso visit

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson met with VA medical center officials in El Paso and vowed to improve veterans' access to health care. Gibson met Friday with the VA center's leadership, employees and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke to hear about lingering problems...

  • Mayors: Give us time to consider housing migrants

    MEADOWS PLACE, Texas (AP) — A group of Southeast Texas mayors on Friday pledged their support for a bill introduced in Congress that would give local communities time to assess any federal requests to house unaccompanied children who have illegally crossed into the U.S. The bill would give...

  • ICE to house families at Texas detention center

    KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is converting a South Texas detention center for male immigrants to instead house women who entered the United State illegally with their children. In a statement Friday, ICE said it had modified its contract for the Karnes...

  • Man guilty of killing Houston-area police officer

    HOUSTON (AP) — A jury has found a 23-year-old man guilty of capital murder in the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner. The Harris County jury deliberated about two hours Friday before returning its guilty verdict on Harlem Lewis...

  • Education board OKs paid trips to charter schools

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A board with veto power over new charter schools in Texas voted unanimously Friday to allow its members to take privately-funded trips to see such schools in other states, even though critics contend it could lead to junkets and conflicts of interest. The "fact-finding...

  • Texas mortuary owner charged with abuse of corpse

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas police have filed criminal charges against one of the owners of a funeral home where eight decaying bodies were discovered earlier this week. Rachel Hardy-Johnson was arrested Friday and charged with seven counts of abuse of a corpse. She's an owner along...

  • Sen. Cruz visiting border amid immigration surge

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz is traveling to the Texas-Mexico border for a firsthand look at a surge of unaccompanied children crossing illegally into the U.S. Saturday's visit to a Customs and Border Patrol facility in McAllen will be the tea party darling's third trip to his state's...

  • Texas jobless rate for June steady at 5.1 percent

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The statewide unemployment rate for June held steady at 5.1 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. Last month's seasonally adjusted figure matched the May jobless rate for Texas, halting three months of declines in statewide unemployment rates. The...

  • Lightning hits San Antonio hotel, guests evacuated

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Heavy rain in parts of Texas has flooded roads, left campers stranded and forced evacuation of a hotel during a weather-related fire. San Antonio firefighters early Friday responded to a Holiday Inn where lightning blew a hole in the roof. The estimated 50 guests were...

  • Killer of medical student in Houston loses appeal

    HOUSTON (AP) — A 33-year-old Houston man sent to death row for abducting and killing a medical student who was returning a movie to a video store near the Houston medical center 14 years ago has lost a federal court appeal. Attorneys for Perry Williams had argued to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court...

  • Man on death row for mother's slaying loses appeal

    HOUSTON (AP) — A 53-year-old East Texas man sent to death row for strangling his mother, then stealing her car and draining her bank accounts, has lost a federal court appeal. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Tracy Lane Beatty isn't entitled to pursue appeals that argue he had poor...

  • Condemned Texas inmate loses federal appeal

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Lubbock man on death row for strangling a 71-year-old man because he wouldn't pay for beer has lost a federal court appeal, moving him closer to execution. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says 42-year-old Joe Garza Jr. isn't entitled to pursue appeals that included...

  • Houston capital murder suspect flees jail, caught

    HOUSTON (AP) — A capital murder suspect who escaped from a jail in Houston has been recaptured as investigators try to determine how he fled the lockup. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Jamon Walker was caught Friday after about half an hour on the loose. A deputy transporting inmates...

  • Illinois man gets prison in Texas fake Viagra case

    HOUSTON (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for trafficking thousands of fake Viagra pills to Texas. Fayez Al-Jabri of Chicago was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in Houston in a case involving bogus prescription pills from China....



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