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School to resume in tornado-damaged Cleburne

CLEBURNE (AP) — School is expected to resume Monday in a North Texas community where a tornado damaged homes and cut power. Campuses in the Cleburne school district, about 25 miles south of Fort Worth, were closed Thursday and Friday after a tornado Wednesday night caused electrical outages and dangerous road conditions. Dallas-based Oncor said […]

Tornado-ravaged town to start recovery

GRANBURY (AP) — Residents whose homes were torn apart or blown away by a North Texas deadly tornado can soon return to retrieve what belongings may be left and start cleaning up, authorities said Friday. In Granbury, the area hardest hit by Wednesday night’s exceptionally strong tornado, workers are trying to restore water service, raise […]

Secretary of State John Steen reminds voters early voting begins today


Texas Secretary of State John Steen reminders voters that early voting by personal appearance begins today, April 29, and runs through May 7 for the May 11 Uniform Election. “Early voting is a convenient way to cast a ballot without having to wait for Election Day,” said Secretary Steen. “It provides greater access and opportunities […]

Ex-military leader in Texas gets jail for abuse

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An ex-trainer at a South Texas military installation has been sentenced to five months in jail and booted from the service for using bleach to abuse recruits.

George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81. Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to his publicist Kirt Webster. He had […]

Hurst man arrested in death of 3-year-old daughter

HURST, (AP) — A 27-year-old North Texas man has been arrested in the death of his 3-year-old daughter. Hurst police say Robert Marquis Lamar Williams was arrested Tuesday on a murder-serious bodily injury charge in the death of Anastasia Williams, found dead March 22 in her bedroom. Robert Williams remained jailed Wednesday on $100,000 bond. […]

Sheriff: Knife attack at Texas college was random

CYPRESS (AP) — A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a suburban Houston community college randomly selected his victims and told investigators he had been fantasizing about conducting such an attack since he was 8 years old, authorities said Wednesday.

2 DHS officials indicted in South Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two Department of Homeland Security employees have been indicted in a scheme to fake investigative documents to cover up a lack of progress on cases in their South Texas office.

Cardinals elect Argentine as new pope

Pope Francis was elected today.

The Catholic world saw the election of a new leader today with the ascension of Pope Francis, formerly the Cardinal from Argentina Jorge Bergoglio.

Tugboat worker dies in Corpus Christi, body found

CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) — A tugboat crewmember reported missing from the vessel at the Port of Corpus Christi has been found dead in the water.

2 dead, 1 wounded in Houston apartment shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — Two people are dead and a third has been wounded in a shooting at a Houston apartment complex.

Lawmakers complain about security at gov’s mansion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers expressed outrage because they must submit to computerized searches for warrants before entering the governor’s mansion.

Austin attorney found guilty of racketeering

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A jury has convicted an Austin personal injury attorney of racketeering charges as part of a federal investigation into judicial bribery in South Texas.

1 caught, 3 sought in Houston game room slaying

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say one suspect has been captured and three others are sought in last summer’s slaying of a guard during an attempt to rob a game room

Police used pepper spray on losing Navarro players

KILGORE (AP) — Leader of a Dallas-area junior college have defended their basketball team after police used pepper spray on the squad following a loss.

Police: Man killed friend with sword

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A South Texas man has been charged with using a sword to fatally stab a friend in the chest as the two men apparently argued about a woman. San Antonio police say the attack happened early Tuesday after several people had been drinking alcohol at an apartment complex. Officer Matt Porter […]

Tribute planned for 2 Central Texas firefighters

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Emergency responders from across the state will join other mourners to remember two Central Texas firefighters killed in an accidental blaze linked to an electrical short.

Texas man who set ex-girlfriend on fire set to die

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Convicted killer Carl Blue never disputed filling a convenience store drink cup with gasoline, tossing it on his former girlfriend at the door of her Bryan apartment and setting her ablaze.

Texas teacher dead in apparent murder-suicide

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Investigators say the bodies of a music teacher at a San Antonio-area school and her boyfriend have been found at their home in an apparent murder-suicide.

Terrell hospital closes amid government scrutiny

(AP) — A North Texas hospital has closed amid regulatory questions over care after two patients died and failure to pay more than $425,000 in property taxes.

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