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  • Losses by Texas Rangers felt by area businesses

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ahhhh, how Josh Obeid, general manager of the Blue Mesa Grill, looks back with favor on last year's baseball season. The Texas Rangers had a winning record and were in the hunt for the playoffs, and fans were sweating it out at the ballpark — an average of about 39,000...

  • 2 women found dead in San Antonio home

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police say two women have been found shot to death at a house in an apparent murder-suicide. Police spokeswoman Romana Lopez on Monday did not immediately release names of the women, ages 37 and 61, or further details on them. Autopsies were ordered. Police were...

  • Fort Hood soldier from Wisconsin dies in Texas

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood soldier from Wisconsin has died from an illness suffered during his deployment to Afghanistan. The Defense Department says 20-year-old Pfc. Donnell Antwain Hamilton Jr. of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. DOD officials...

  • Texas deputy on admin leave after fatal shooting

    BLOOMBURG, Texas (AP) — An East Texas sheriff's deputy has fatally shot a man who was being sought on a felony warrant. The Cass County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened Sunday in a rural area near Bloomburg. The name of the 33-year-old man who died and further details on the warrant...

  • Deadly car wreck sparks Houston-area house fire

    HOUSTON (AP) — A driver has died in a Houston-area car wreck that started an unoccupied house on fire. The Harris County Constable's Office says the driver allegedly ran a stop sign early Monday, the car clipped a parked vehicle and then plowed into the house. The car burst into flames and set...

  • Corpus Christi enforces stricter drought rules

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas city still struggling with drought has started enforcing tougher water-use restrictions. Corpus Christi began enforcement Monday of Stage 2 conservation for all city water customers. Sprinkler irrigation is limited to one day per week — the same day...

  • Texas girl dies in all-terrain vehicle crash

    SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old girl was killed and three other people were injured in a West Texas all-terrain vehicle crash. The Tom Green County Sheriff's Office reports that the crash happened Saturday evening near San Angelo. Authorities report that 12-year-old...

  • 1 dead, 2 rescued after boat sinks in South Texas

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A man in South Texas has died after the boat he was on sank in a bay near the Gulf of Mexico. A Coast Guard spokesman says a distress call was sent Sunday morning from a 24-foot boat. The vessel reported it was taking on water in Copano Bay near Rockport. The...

  • Texas couple gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

    HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market presented it to his mother Saturday, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. Lanie and Walter Brown gave the flag to Patsy Maciel before a small crowd gathered at the grave of Lance...

  • Aggressive weed brings woe to Texas cotton growers

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A fast-spreading weed is causing problems in Texas cotton fields and could cost growers much of their harvest if left unchecked. Pigweed, which can grow as tall as 10 feet and overtake crops, is spreading aggressively in the High Plains this year after becoming resistant...

  • Gas leak forces closure of Houston Ship Channel

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says ammonia that leaked from a vessel forced the closure of the Houston Ship Channel and nearby bridges while sending four workers to a hospital. Coast Guard officials said in a release that the tanker Sombeke was docked at the Houston Ammonia Terminal late...

  • More funds to local law enforcement on border

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Local law enforcement agencies in Texas, especially those along the border, have received millions more dollars from a federal grant program to help deal with the surge in illegal immigration. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, said in a statement Friday that law...

  • Dallas County not yet ready for child immigrants

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas County says it won't meet its goal of accepting unaccompanied immigrant children by the end of the month, as federal teams continue to assess possible sites to house them. Judge Clay Jenkins said Friday that county and federal officials would work all weekend, but it...

  • UT regents to meet on chancellor search

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents have set a Tuesday meeting to possibly name a finalist in their search for a new chancellor to oversee the 15-campus system. Among the reported top candidates is Admiral William H. McRaven, who coordinated the operation to kill Osama bin...

  • 2 sisters found dead in East Texas apartment

    QUITMAN, Texas (AP) — Two young sisters have been found dead in their East Texas apartment and an evidence tampering charge was filed against a man who allegedly was at the home. Quitman (KWIT'-man) police Chief Kelly Cole on Friday declined to release names of the girls, ages 1 and 3....



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