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Prison for Ex-Homeland Security official in Texas

Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:59 am

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An ex-Department of Homeland Security supervisor in South Texas must serve three years in prison for trying to cover up lapses in investigations and operations.

Prosecutors say the conduct of Eugenio Pedraza of McAllen resulted in…


Harrison County District Clerk arrested for public intoxication

Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:28 am

Harrison County District Clerk arrested for public intoxication MARSHALL (KTBS via KYTX) -A Harrison County official has been arrested, accused of being drunk at work.

Melinda Craig, who is the…


Police identify officer in Texarkana shooting

Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:33 am

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Northeast Texas have released the name of an officer who fatally shot a burglary suspect who was holding a spoon. Texarkana police said Tuesday that Officer Brent Lawing fatally shot 35-year-old Dennis Grigsby on…


Perry likens Hanukkah to Boston Tea Party

Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:28 pm

Perry likens Hanukkah to Boston Tea Party AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is marking the first night of Hanukkah by likening the Jewish Festival of Lights…


Father of Texas Congressman Hensarling dies

Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:03 am

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Texas Congressman Jeb Hensarling's father has died. Charles "Chase" Hensarling of Cameron died Sunday at a hospital in Temple. He was 86. The death was announced Tuesday in a statement from the office of Hensarling, who…


Police discontinue Amber Alert for missing Denton boy

Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:47 am

Police discontinue Amber Alert for missing Denton boy DENTON (WFAA via KYTX) - Late Monday night, Denton police discontinued an Amber Alert for four-year-old Ricardo Lara.

The child went missing…


Houston-area firefighters rescue dog from home

Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:00 am

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-area firefighters have rescued a 2-year-old Chihuahua from a home that caught fire after a Christmas tree light malfunction. The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office tells KPRC-TV a rescue crew from the Little York Fire Department saved…


New UT program to help young athletes' character

Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:58 am

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas is launching a program to aid character development in young athletes and help them be positive role models.

The school is set Monday to launch the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation…


Feds inaugurate Texas family detention center

Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:52 am

WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press DILLEY, Texas (AP) — The Obama administration is officially inaugurating a new family detention center in rural South Texas commissioned amid the recent influx of children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson…


Texas sex offenders not freed under state program

Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:11 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — None of the more than 300 convicted sex offenders ordered into Texas halfway houses under a little-known program since 1999 have ever successfully completed treatment and been freed, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Texas is among 20 states…


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