News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:10 PM CDT

Lawsuit Seeks Redrawing of Texas Senate Districts

Lawsuit Seeks Redrawing of Texas Senate Districts

Two Texans backed by a conservative legal group have filed a federal lawsuit in Austin challenging how state Senate voting districts were drawn.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM CDT

Cleanup From Texas Bay Spill Could End This Week

Cleanup From Texas Bay Spill Could End This Week

Cleanup from last month's oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel could wrap up within days as officials try to determine blame for the barge and ship collision.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 09:57 AM CDT

Father of Accused Thief Found Mummified in Storage Unit

Father of Accused Thief Found Mummified in Storage Unit

Police have identified mummified remains of a man found in a Lexington storage unit and the man's daughter has been charged with stealing his Social Security checks.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM CDT

Ex-Defense Attorney in San Antonio Gets 10 Years

Ex-Defense Attorney in San Antonio Gets 10 Years

An ex-defense attorney in South Texas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a forgery scam involving legal payments and signatures of judges.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 08:33 AM CDT

El Paso Driver Gets 10 Years in Bicyclist Death

El Paso Driver Gets 10 Years in Bicyclist Death

A West Texas driver has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for striking and killing a bicyclist in a 2009 daytime wreck.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 01:01 PM CDT

Texas Deacon Arrested for 1981 Pa. Murder

Texas Deacon Arrested for 1981 Pa. Murder

A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.

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Texas Deacon Arrested for 1981 Pa. Murder

Texas Deacon Arrested for 1981 Pa. Murder

A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.

Man Makes Deposit, Exposes Himself: Police

Man Makes Deposit, Exposes Himself: Police

An Arlington man was arrested Wednesday in Fort Worth after a bank teller reported that he exposed himself while making a deposit.

Yawning Suspect to Judge: "I Don't Care, Man"

Yawning Suspect to Judge: "I Don't Care, Man"

A yawning suspect earned a stern rebuke and a trip to jail after he told a South Florida judge, "I don't care, man." Joseph Butler was facing grand theft and resisting arrest charges when he appeared...

Family Jumps From Runaway Carriage in "Terrifying" Ride

Family Jumps From Runaway Carriage in "Terrifying" Ride

Five New York vacationers visiting Savannah, Ga., had to jump from an out-of-control carriage Monday morning when horse pulling them got spooked and took off, galloping through busy intersections...

Fat Cats Need New Home

Fat Cats Need New Home

San Antonio animal welfare staff members say a 26-pound tomcat faces a long road to recovery after his rescue from a neglectful home.

Man Gets 18 Months for Peeing on Alamo

Man Gets 18 Months for Peeing on Alamo

A judge has ordered a 23-year-old El Paso man to spend 18 months in a state jail facility for urinating on the Alamo.

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