Judge says Texas man innocent in rape

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday. Dallas County Criminal District Court Judge Gracie Lewis found 57-year-old Michael Phillips to be innocent, saying his conviction sho…

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Texas agencies to crack down on illegal water use

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Increased enforcement efforts will soon begin to prevent people from illegally drawing water from Central Texas lakes and the lower Colorado River. Law enforcement officers for the Lower Colorado River Authority and other agencies will increase…

28 July 2014 [11:56 AM]
Mama the elephant deals with aging at Dallas Zoo

DALLAS (AP) — Early one morning, Mama the elephant embarks on a medical routine that many seniors would find familiar, if daunting. First, she pops some pills — 144, in her case, for conditions such as joint stiffness and fluid…

14 July 2014 [11:15 AM]
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VIDEO: More immigrants detained in Texas

A group of immigrants was detained along the Rio Grande in South Texas on Thursday as congress discussed the immigration crisis. Outlines…

11 July 2014 [12:13 PM]
Houston OKs child immigrant resolution

HOUSTON — The city council of a Houston suburb has passed a resolution saying the city will not cooperate with any federal request to house immigrant children who are in the country illegally. The League City city council voted 6-2…

09 July 2014 [11:30 PM]