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  • North Texas funds spring up for Dr. Kent Brantly

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former colleagues and fellow congregants are raising money and accepting donations for Dr. Kent Brantly, the Texas-trained doctor who survived Ebola. A fund established by JPS Health System, where Brantly completed his family medicine residency, has attracted more than...

  • Dallas Police: Man killed himself in shooting

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a man killed himself after police who saw his gun opened fire. The incident late Wednesday night ended in the death of 52-year-old Terence Michael Groessel. Police Maj. Jeff Cotner said Thursday that a preliminary autopsy indicated Groessel killed himself....

  • Texas man gets life sentence for plot to kill wife

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — A North Texas jury has sentenced a 54-year-old man to life in prison for hiring someone to kill his wife. The Denton County jury sentenced John Franklin Howard on Thursday, two days after he was found guilty of attempted capital murder. Howard will be eligible for parole...

  • Boy Scouts settle with Texas man in sex abuse case

    DALLAS (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America have settled a lawsuit filed by a former San Antonio Scout who said his adult leader abused him, officials on both sides said Thursday. The settlement will not require BSA to turn over any more of its internal files on sexual abuse complaints, which were...

  • Texas woman seeks $123M for false Facebook profile

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman has filed a $123 million lawsuit contending that Facebook failed to remove a false profile of her created by a former friend who superimposed her face over pornographic images. Meryem Ali in a revised suit filed this week in district court in Houston claims the...

  • VIDEO: Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses ISIS in D.C. speech

    Speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation, Texas Gov. Rick Perry warned of the risk ISIS poses not just overseas, but in America, too.

  • McRaven confirmed as new UT system chancellor

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Navy Adm. William McRaven is the next chancellor of the University of Texas System. McRaven on Thursday made his first public appearance in Austin since the head of the U.S. Special Operations Command was first rumored as a candidate. He wore a suit — and not his Naval...

  • Rick Perry: We're seeing historic numbers of illegal immigrants from countries with terrorist ties

    Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, the Texas governor placed blame for the border crisis on President Obama's "willful neglect of clear presidential responsibility."

  • In Washington speech, Rick Perry stays on offense over indictment

    In a talk at the Heritage Foundation in downtown D.C. co-hosted by National Review, the Texas governor tore into his critics, calling the indictment attack on our system of government.

  • Retail gasoline prices drop a penny across Texas

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas have slipped by a penny this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump fell to $3.28. The average price fell by 3 cents last week and now is down by 14 cents compared to the same time last year. Nationwide...

  • Ex-teacher guilty in fatal hit-and-run of boy, 6

    DALLAS (AP) — A 54-year-old former suburban Dallas teacher has been convicted of manslaughter for the hit-run death of a 6-year-old boy run down last year while walking with his mother and baby sister to a store to get candy. Tammy Lowe faces up to 20 years in prison. Evidence showed she ran a...

  • Perry campaign funds to cover future legal costs

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars. Perry has spent $80,000 in public funds on the case so far, and has retained a high-powered team of attorneys...

  • Police: Texas shopper captures purse snatcher

    FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) — Friendswood Police have arrested two men who they say tried to steal a 72-year-old woman's purse and were stopped by a Good Samaritan and a couple of grocery store employees. Police charged 33-year-old Ray Patterson Jr. and 24-year-old Emmanuel Harris with aggravated...

  • Coast Guard: Injured man rescued near Texas coast

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has extracted an injured man from an Italian oil tanker in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston. The Coast Guard reports a snapped wire struck a 32-year-old man in his chest Wednesday afternoon about 38 miles off the coast. The captain of the 800-foot ship named...

  • Police: Baytown coach charged with sexual assault

    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A 68-year-old assistant coach of a Texas special-needs softball team has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on his team. The Baytown Police Department charged Warren Warrington Doyle with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child on...



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