News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:17 AM CST

Texas Man Gets Life in Prison for Kidnapping Convenience Store Clerk

Texas Man Gets Life in Prison for Kidnapping Convenience Store Clerk

A Montgomery County jury has sentenced a man to life in prison for kidnapping a convenience store clerk.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 07:56 AM CST

Houston Man Pleads Guilty in Attempted ATM Robbery

Houston Man Pleads Guilty in Attempted ATM Robbery

Prosecutors said a Houston man who shot an armored car guard eight times during an attempted robbery faces up to 30 years in prison.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 07:49 AM CST

Ex-Prison Guard in Texas Gets 2 Years for Bribery

Ex-Prison Guard in Texas Gets 2 Years for Bribery

An ex-corrections officer in South Texas and his wife are going to prison for taking bribes and slipping tobacco and other banned items to an inmate.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 07:13 AM CST

Fake Fort Hood Soldier Gets 2 Years in Bank Scam

Fake Fort Hood Soldier Gets 2 Years in Bank Scam

A Texas man who faked being a Fort Hood soldier has been sentenced to two years in federal prison in a bank scam targeting new Army enlistees.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 06:52 AM CST

Texas Worker Crushed to Death Under Semitrailer

Texas Worker Crushed to Death Under Semitrailer

Authorities in West Texas say a worker has died after being crushed under a semitrailer that he was working on.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 06:29 AM CST

Grand Jury Indicts 14 for Alleged Meth Ring

Grand Jury Indicts 14 for Alleged Meth Ring

A federal grand jury has indicted 14 people in what prosecutors allege was a major methamphetamine ring that funneled drugs from Texas to south Louisiana.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 06:11 AM CST

South Texas Couple Sentenced in Exploitation Case

South Texas Couple Sentenced in Exploitation Case

A South Texas couple has been sentenced to federal prison for sexually exploiting a relative.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 06:10 AM CST

Harris County Officials Vote to Wash Astrodome

Harris County Officials Vote to Wash Astrodome

Houston's historic Astrodome is set to receive a scrubbing.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:29 PM CST

Van de Putte Announces San Antonio Mayoral Run

Van de Putte Announces San Antonio Mayoral Run

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte says she is a candidate for mayor of San Antonio.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 07:35 PM CST

Mistrial in Texas Plastic Surgeon's Murder Case

Mistrial in Texas Plastic Surgeon's Murder Case

A judge on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the case of a Texas plastic surgeon accused in a murder-for-hire plot to kill a pathologist who was dating his ex-girlfriend.

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