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Mexico traveler pleads guilty in Houston drug case

HOUSTON (AP) — A 21-year-old airline passenger from Mexico caught in Texas with nearly 4 pounds of heroin in her suitcases has pleaded guilty in an international drug smuggling case. Prosecutors in Houston say Yessica Chanel Cabanillas-Torres of Sonora, Mexico, pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin. She faces […]

Texas inmate pleads guilty in DA-judge affair case

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas death row inmate whose conviction was complicated by revelations that his trial judge and the prosecutor had been involved in a romantic relationship has pleaded guilty and agreed to a life sentence to settle his case. A new sentencing trial for Charles Dean Hood had been set for next week. […]

Suspect in Texas deputy death ruled incompetent

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy at a county courthouse has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.

Invasive plant moving into other East Texas lakes

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials say an invasive plant that’s become a problem on Caddo Lake has been spread to at least four other East Texas lakes.

Lawmakers to hear testimony on drought, water plan

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The state climatologist says Texas continues to experience a serious shortage of rainfall and is on track to experience the second-worst drought on record.

Police: Burglars take widow’s $30K in coins

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Police in Southeast Texas are searching for two people posing as yard workers who made off with a widow’s collection of gold coins valued at $30,000.

Amarillo ex-teacher pleads to sex charges

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A former Amarillo elementary school teacher has received six months’ jail time after pleading guilty to engaging in illegal sexual contact with a minor.

2 dead, 2 hurt in fiery suburban Dallas crash

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Two people are dead and two injured after a fiery highway crash in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie.

Fort Worth DA: No intention of resigning

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The district attorney in Fort Worth says he’s not bowing to calls for his resignation over a former prosecutor’s allegations of sexual harassment.

Randy Travis to enter drunken driving plea

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — Country music star Randy Travis is scheduled to appear in a North Texas court, where prosecutors say he is expected to plead guilty to driving while intoxicated.

San Antonio mother pleads in death of son, 3

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio woman has pleaded guilty just before trial to having a role in the death of her 3-year-old son.

Fort Worth officer shot, fleeing suspect killed

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a North Texas police officer has been shot and a suspect killed following a drug-related pursuit.

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.

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