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Female Texas trooper in body search faces firing

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas trooper faces dismissal amid the investigation of her videotaped body cavity search of two women along a Dallas-area highway.

Houston-area man interrupts fight, kills neighbor

HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators say a Houston-area man who saw a neighborhood couple fighting outside their home has shot and killed the husband to protect the injured wife.

1st execution of woman since 2010 set in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The execution Tuesday evening of a Texas woman convicted in the gruesome murder of her 71-year-old neighbor will mark the first time in three years that a female inmate has been put to death in the U.S.

Perry proposes infrastructure upgrades, tax cuts

AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry presented a glowing assessment of the Texas economy Tuesday and said there was more than enough money in the state’s Rainy Day fund for a one-time, $3.7 billion-investment in water and transportation upgrades while also cutting taxes.

Dallas man faces federal count for pointing laser

DALLAS (AP) — A man accused of pointing a green laser beam at a police helicopter flying during an investigation was scheduled to appear in federal court in Dallas on

Texas has another minor earthquake, nobody hurt

TIMPSON, Texas (AP) — East Texas has had a minor earthquake.

2nd suspect arrested in Texas college shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested in a shooting that wounded three people at a Houston-area college.

Ex-Iraq contractor from Texas gets prison, fraud

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former Texas co-owner of a development company has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for submitting nearly $1.3 million in fake invoices for Iraq reconstruction.

ID sought after human skull found in Texas woods

JASPER, Texas (AP) — A human skull found by a deer hunter in some East Texas woods has been sent to a forensic lab in an effort to identify the person.

Austin: psychiatrist charged with public lewdness

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A child psychiatrist fired from Austin State Hospital amid allegations he sexually abused boys getting treatment has been charged with public lewdness.

Former Texas parole officer accepted bribes

DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas parole officer faces up to 20 years in prison for accepting bribes from a man she supervised and not reporting his alleged financial violations

Engine issue delays Stars flight from Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — The Dallas Stars beat the Red Wings 2-1 and then had to spend the night in Detroit due to an engine problem following de-ici

2 brothers indicted in San Antonio triple slaying

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two San Antonio brothers facing sexual exploitation counts have been charged with killing one sibling’s 10-year-old daughter, the girl’s mother and a friend.

Suspect in Houston-area college shootings booked

HOUSTON (AP) — The suspect in an argument and gunfire at a Houston-area community college that left him and two other men shot has been booked into jail.

Vigil to mark anniversary of Joe Paterno’s death

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Supporters of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno are marking the anniversary of his death with a candlelight vigil.

2 charged over body wrapped in plastic

BACLIFF (AP) — Two people have been arrested as authorities try to identify a man’s body found wrapped in plastic in a Southeast Texas mobile home.

Ex-Stanford executive gets 5 years in $7B swindle

HOUSTON (AP) — The star prosecution witness in the trial of convicted Texas financier R. Allen Stanford was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for helping to bilk investors out of more than $7 billion in one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.

Houston home of WWII vet, 93, vandalized, 2 caught

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police have arrested two juveniles after the home of a 93-year-old World War II veteran was vandalized using spray paint during a burglary.

Affidavit: Texas murder suspect blames ‘voices’

WEATHERFORD (AP) — A North Texas man has been jailed on a murder charge after saying “voices” told him to take a pickax to the head of another man. Nicholas Camfield of Weatherford remained in the Parker County jail Saturday with bond set at $1 million after telling a Texas Ranger he struck John Daniel […]

Houston city councilman criticizes flu shots

HOUSTON (AP) — Medical officials and others are criticizing a Houston city councilman’s disparaging remarks about flu vaccinations and his comments that people “don’t die from the flu.” The Houston Chronicle reports that during a city council vote earlier this week to consider accepting $3.1 million in federal funding for childhood immunizations, councilman Jack Christie […]

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