Posted 8:12 AM 5/14/2013
DALLAS - The man in the cowboy hat handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when he was shot by Jack Ruby, is set to receive the police commendation award.A ceremony is set for Tuesday morning to present the award to retired Dallas police detective Jim Leavelle. Dallas Police Chief David Brown (More)
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Posted 8:09 AM 5/14/2013
WEST - County star Willie Nelson has donated more than $120,000 for relief efforts following a deadly fertilizer plant explosion near his Central Texas hometown.A representative for Nelson on Monday afternoon presented a check for nearly $81,000 to the West Volunteer Fire Department. (More)
Posted 1:02 PM 5/13/2013 by Associated Press
SPRINGTOWN, Texas (AP) - A 10-year-old boy has died after being run over while trying to catch the school bus in North Texas. The Department of Public Safety says the accident happened Monday morning near Springtown, about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth. Trooper Gary (More)
Posted 10:58 AM 5/13/2013 by Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has refused to stop the scheduled execution this week of a man convicted of killing a Houston police officer 14 years ago this week. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday rejected an appeal from 37-year-old Jeffrey Demond Williams. (More)
Posted 7:57 AM 5/13/2013
ARLINGTON - About 2,000 campers woke up on Mother's Day morning in what may be the classiest campground in Texas.The Texas Rangers opened up the outfield grass of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington for its first Fan Sleepover.While the outfield has been available for scout (More)
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Posted 7:54 AM 5/13/2013
COLLEGE STATION - An audit has found that a majority of the $28 million in course fees collected by Texas A&M's flagship university lacks the proper documentation to justify the charges, although it doesn't allege that any of the money was misspent.A review of the Texas A&M (More)
Posted 7:51 AM 5/13/2013
HOUSTON - Investigators say a man pulled from a burning house in Houston has died at a hospital.
Authorities are trying to determine what sparked Sunday afternoon's blaze.
Houston police say investigators are not sure whether the death was foul play or the man died because of the fire.
The name of the victim wasn't immediately released.
Posted 7:18 AM 5/13/2013
DALLAS - A Dallas man has been charged with killing his mother whose body was found after an argument heard by one of her friends via cellphone.Dallas County jail records show 25-year-old Gonzalo Lopez was being held Monday on a murder charge.Jail records don't list an (More)
Posted 5:30 PM 5/10/2013 by Associated Press
WACO, Texas (AP) - Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident. The announcement came the same day federal (More)
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Posted 1:54 PM 5/10/2013 by Associated Press
WACO, Texas (AP) - A Texas paramedic who helped evacuate people on the night of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West has been arrested and charged with possessing a destructive device. It's not clear whether the charge is related to the fire or the explosion at the West (More)
Posted 8:11 AM 5/10/2013
AMARILLO - An Amarillo truck driver who suffered severe burns in a fiery West Texas crash in March that killed five teens in another car has died.Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Christopher Ray tells the Amarillo Globe-News that Ezequiel Garcia died Thursday morning at (More)
Posted 1:00 PM 5/9/2013 by Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and (More)
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