Posted 8:08 AM 5/9/2013
FORT HOOD - Just three weeks before he's to stand trial for the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, an Army psychiatrist wants his trial delayed until this fall.Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys are to ask a judge Thursday to delay the court-martial from late May until Sept. 1. (More)
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Posted 8:06 AM 5/9/2013
AUSTIN - A Central Texas prosecutor jailed after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated is eligible to be released early.Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was sentenced April 19 to 45 days in jail. But she's accrued credit for good behavior and is eligible for (More)
Posted 4:56 AM 5/9/2013
HOUSTON - A judge ruled Wednesday that cheerleaders at a Southeast Texas high school can display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games.But the ruling might not have settled the issue of whether the banners are protected free speech, according to an attorney for the (More)
Posted 6:38 PM 5/8/2013 by Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors told a federal jury on Wednesday that a man they say is the brother of leaders of Mexico's most blood-soaked criminal organization used the proceeds from their brothers' ill-gotten gains to bankroll his horse-racing stable. Defense attorneys, however (More)
Posted 2:56 PM 5/8/2013 by NBC News (KPRC)
HOUSTON (KRPC) - A 5-year-old boy shot his older brother while the two were taking a bath, Houston police said.
The boys' mother told police she was giving them a bath late Tuesday at their home on Lyons Street and Sam Wilson Street when she stepped away and the shooting happened.(More)
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Posted 2:37 PM 5/8/2013 by Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge ruled Wednesday that cheerleaders at a Southeast Texas high school can display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games. State District Judge Steve Thomas determined the Kountze High School cheerleaders' banners are constitutionally permissible. In (More)
Posted 8:05 AM 5/8/2013
BROWNSVILLE - Several hundred people turned out for a discussion of a draft environmental study of a proposal to launch rockets from the southernmost tip of Texas.The public hearing Tuesday followed release last month of the draft environmental impact statement. It centers on (More)
Posted 8:03 AM 5/8/2013
AUSTIN - State health officials have raised mercury concerns in advising some people not to eat or to limit consumption of certain fish caught off the Texas coast.The Department of State Health Services issued the advisory Tuesday. Experts say too much mercury can harm the central (More)
Posted 8:01 AM 5/8/2013
MIDLAND - An aspiring West Texas rapper who posted his videos online has been convicted of luring a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl into have sex with him.A federal jury in Midland on Tuesday afternoon convicted 28-year-old Charles Martinez of Stanton of using the Internet to entice a (More)
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Posted 5:51 PM 5/7/2013 by Associated Press
WEST, Texas (AP) - Almost a month into their review of the deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant, investigators are hoping to draw a picture from the air of how the plant looked before the explosion and compare it to the 93-foot-wide crater that's there now. They'll paint and mark (More)
Posted 4:16 PM 5/7/2013 by Associated Press
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A former Haitian star athlete is to be released after serving a prison sentence on charges arising from his posing as a teenage Odessa high school athlete. Guerdwich Montimere pleaded guilty in 2011 to records tampering and sexual assault of a child. The (More)
Posted 3:22 PM 5/7/2013 by Associated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A death row inmate convicted of killing a fellow drug dealer outside of a Waco convenience store 10 years ago was scheduled to die Tuesday by injection. Attorneys for Carroll Joe Parr didn't file any last-minute court appeals but Parr himself filed a petition (More)
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