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Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

Half of Central Texas Town's Police Force on Paid Leave

Half of Central Texas Town's Police Force on Paid Leave

The police chief of a Central Texas town and two officers have been placed on paid lead as part of an ongoing investigation. KXAN-TV in Austin reports that Llano Police Chief Kevin Ratliff and officers...

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

ExxonMobil Looks to Increase its Oil Drilling in Guyana

ExxonMobil Looks to Increase its Oil Drilling in Guyana

ExxonMobil is pushing ahead with efforts to develop oil fields off the South American nation of Guyana.

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018

Houston-Area Man Sentenced for $4 Million Bank Loan Scheme

Houston-Area Man Sentenced for $4 Million Bank Loan Scheme

A 65-year-old Houston-area man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and has been ordered to pay more than $3 million in restitution for participating in a commercial loan scheme that cost several...

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018

San Antonio DA Says He'll Seek Death for Accused Cop Killer

San Antonio DA Says He'll Seek Death for Accused Cop Killer

Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty against the man charged with capital murder for the fatal shooting a San Antonio police officer 14 months ago.

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018

Life Term for East Texas Man Convicted of Shooting at Deputy

Life Term for East Texas Man Convicted of Shooting at Deputy

An East Texas man convicted of shooting at a sheriff's deputy and then fleeing to Arkansas has been sentenced to life in prison. Jurors in Smith County who convicted 33-year-old Ricardo Pineda of aggravated...

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018

More Settlements Reached in West, Texas, Plant Explosion

More Settlements Reached in West, Texas, Plant Explosion

The town of West, Texas, and several other plaintiffs have reached settlements and partial settlements of claims stemming from a deadly April 2013 explosion in the central Texas town.

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018

Last Victim, 6, in Texas Church Shootings Leaves Hospital

Last Victim, 6, in Texas Church Shootings Leaves Hospital

A 6-year-old boy who was shot several times and was the last victim still hospitalized following the Nov. 5 church massacre in South Texas left the hospital for home Thursday, riding home in a firetruck.

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018

Texas Governor Has Record $43M for Likely Cakewalk Race

Texas Governor Has Record $43M for Likely Cakewalk Race

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott raised $9-plus million through the end of last year and now has a record war chest of $43.3 million to fund a November re-election bid that's not expected to be competitive.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

Texas Health Officials Give Funding for Psychiatric Care

Texas Health Officials Give Funding for Psychiatric Care

Texas health officials are providing funding to mental health facilities as part of a $300 million endeavor to revamp the state's crumbling psychiatric hospital system.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

Ex-CEO Pleads Guilty in Texas Case Involving State Senator

Ex-CEO Pleads Guilty in Texas Case Involving State Senator

The former chief executive of a failed oil field services company has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and other charges in a federal case that includes a Texas state senator as a defendant.

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