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Texas senator stands trial in fraud case

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:16:46 GMT

A Texas state senator is facing fraud charges in connection with his role at a now-defunct oil field services company that federal prosecutors say was a Ponzi scheme. The federal criminal fraud case against Democratic Sen. Carlos Uresti of San Antonio opened Monday.

Suspect on Texas 10 Most Wanted list captured in California

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:02:30 GMT

Investigators say Reed has ties to Wood and Smith counties in East Texas. Reed in September 2016 was accused of assaulting a woman in Wood County, then arrested on counts including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Trump election fraud commission bought Texas election data flagging Hispanic voters

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:53:18 GMT

The White House say its intent in purchasing data on voters with Hispanic surnames was to avoid surname confusion, not to scrutinize voters by ethnicity. People wait in line at the George Washington Carver Library in Austin, Texas, to cast their vote on Election Day 2016.

School Shooting In Texas Leaves Teen Shot, Suspect In Custody

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:16:21 GMT

A teenage boy shot a teenage girl in a high school cafeteria in Texas on Monday morning, officials said. The suspected shooter is in custody, and the victim was taken to a hospital.

Suspect in slaying of Texas woman dies after shooting self

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:55:50 GMT

Officials say a 37-year-old Army veteran suspected of fatally shooting his estranged wife or girlfriend in San Antonio and then fleeing with their 18-month-old son has died after shooting himself. Capt.

Karolyi Ranch, USA Gymnastics training site, under scrutiny

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:21:38 GMT

Authorities in Texas say they're investigating the Karolyi Ranch that was a training site for U.S. Olympic gymnasts until a sexual abuse case against a doctor cast a shadow over the facility. Walker County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Marlene Wells would not say what the investigation is about or when it began.

The Latest: Highways reopen as crews progress on wildfire

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:21:37 GMT

Highway officials have reopened Interstates 20 and 30 between Weatherford and Fort Worth in North Texas as firefighters continue to make progress in containing a smoky wildfire. The Texas A&M Forest Service said crews have halted any further forward progress of the fire, which had burned an estimated 1,000 acres near Willow Park, Texas.

Man apologizes for US terrorism plot

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:04:10 GMT

An Ohio man who admitted he plotted to kill U.S. military members after receiving training in Syria apologized to his family and adopted country Monday before a federal judge sentenced him to 22 years in prison. After returning to the U.S., Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud planned to fly to Texas and attack the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth in an attempt to free Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist convicted of shooting at two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, Judge Michael Watson said as he outlined the allegations against Mohamud.

15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrested

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:20:14 GMT

A 15-year-old student was injured in a shooting at her high school in Texas Monday morning and a 16-year-old boy, also a student at the school, has been taken into custody, sheriff's officials said. The girl was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas following the shooting in the town of Italy, some 45 miles south of Dallas, said Sgt.

15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrested

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:20:13 GMT

A screenshot of a Google Maps image of Italy High School in Italy, Texas. On Jan. 22, 2018, the Ellis County Sheriff's Office reported a shooting incident at the school.

Storms, possible tornadoes, cause damage in Northeast Texas

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:56:48 GMT

Officials say no one has been hurt during strong storms and possible tornadoes in Northeast Texas that damaged some structures and dumped hail as big as golf balls. The National Weather Service says severe weather Sunday night struck parts of Wood, Franklin and Bowie counties.

Why are Texas' smaller utilities not cleaning up drinking water?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:59:19 GMT

Several recent national studies have found dozens of public utilities in Texas that supply tens of thousands of people with drinking water that contains illegal levels of radiation, lead and arsenic. So how concerned should Texans be when they turn on the tap? For those who live in urban areas, not very.

Tornado watches in effect for East Texas counties

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:29:51 GMT

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth issued a series of tornado warnings Sunday night as storms traveled north through East Texas. The NWS confirmed a tornado was sighted on the ground near Purley, Texas in Franklin County at about 8:25 p.m. The weather service says trees and power lines are reportedly down in the Winnsboro area and there are power outages in the area.

No Texas probes involving California torture suspects

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:59:43 GMT

An official in Texas says authorities there had no reports involving the couple charged in California with shackling and starving 12 of their 13 children. David and Louise Turpin have pleaded not guilty in Riverside County, California, to multiple counts of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.

No Texas probes involving California torture suspects

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:59:42 GMT

The parents of 13 children and young adults have plead not guilty in a California court to numerous charges that they tortured and abused the siblings for years. RIO VISTA, Texas - An official in Texas says authorities there had no reports involving the couple charged in California with shackling and starving 12 of their 13 children.

Attorney says Texas judge defended efforts to sway verdict

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:42:41 GMT

A defense attorney says a Texas judge mentioned God while defending his efforts to convince jurors to acquit a woman accused of trafficking a teenager. Sylvia Cavazos said Friday she'll seek a retrial over state District Judge Jack Robison interrupting deliberations last week to tell jurors they shouldn't convict her client.

North Texas sanctuary gets 2 white tigers housed illegally

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:24:04 GMT

Two white tigers housed illegally have been seized and placed in the care of a North Texas exotic animal sanctuary. Officials at the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center in Wylie say Texas state wildlife officials contacted the sanctuary about 30 miles northeast of Dallas after finding the tigers at an undisclosed location.