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Retail Gasoline Prices In Texas, Nationwide Down This Week

(AP) — Retail gasoline prices in Texas have slipped 3 cents this week to settle at an average $2 per gallon.  AAA Texas on Thursday reported nationwide prices at the pump declined a nickel this week to reach an average $2.14 per gallon.  Amarillo has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at $1.85 per […]

Man Fatally Shot Girlfriend, Her Friend, His 3-Year-Old Son, Self

(AP) — Police say last weekend’s fatal shooting of four people at a Central Texas apartment complex began with an argument between the gunman and his girlfriend.  Bastrop police on Wednesday said Alejandro Martinez and Erica Rodriguez had a “verbal disturbance” in an unknown dispute when he opened fire with a rifle. Police say Martinez […]

American Airlines Plane Lands Safely Despite Engine Flames

(AP) — An American Airlines aircraft landed safely at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport despite a dramatic discharge of flames from one of the engines.  American spokesman Ross Feinstein says none of the 136 passengers and crew was injured when Flight 438 to Seattle returned to Dallas about 20 minutes after takeoff Wednesday night. A Federal […]

Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots, Wounds Suspect

(AP) — Investigators say an off-duty North Texas police officer has shot a robbery suspect holding a box cutter.  Fort Worth police say the suspect was hospitalized in critical condition following the shooting early Thursday.  The Fort Worth officer and an off-duty Tarrant County sheriff’s deputy were working security at some apartments when one heard […]

Police Say Man, 38, Fatally Shot Self During Pursuit

(AP) — Houston police say a suspected drunken driver fatally shot himself as officers pursued his vehicle.  Police found the armed man dead following the chase that ended early Thursday. Police identified the suspect as 38-year-old Gary Leonard Blalock Jr.  Two officers on patrol pulled over a vehicle, suspecting the driver was intoxicated, when one […]

Detective Fired For Mishandling Child Abuse Cases

(AP) — A veteran police detective in Fort Worth has been fired after supervisors say he repeatedly mishandled child abuse cases, including failing to arrest a registered sex offender linked to the rape of a young girl. Dennis Hutchins also is accused of failing to properly investigate claims by two girls that their father sexually […]

Games Of Texas Underway

The games are off and running. Some 10,000 young athletes from across the state have begun their competitions here in the Rio Grande Valley in the annual Games of Texas. The 4-day Olympic-style competition is making its first visit to the Valley after several years in College Station. Tournaments are being held for swimming, cycling, […]

Missing Edinburg Girl Back Home After Being Found In Mexico

A 12-year-old Edinburg girl reported missing a week-and-a-half ago is safe and back home after being located in Central Mexico. Sabrina Isabella Luna was found following an investigation involving Edinburg police, the FBI, and Mexican authorities. The team found Luna some 500 miles away in the city of Santiago de Queretaro. Luna’s father had called […]

Mexican Official: Drug Lord Will Finish Sentence At Home

(AP) – Mexico’s interior secretary says the government has exhausted its options and will comply with a judge’s order to release drug lord Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo to serve out the remainder of his sentence at home. Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said Wednesday that Fonseca Carrillo’s release was imminent. The 86-year-old has nine years remaining on […]

Two McAllen Cops Off The Force Following Violent Arrest; See Video

Two McAllen police officers are off the force — one fired, the other resigning — after a police brutality investigation. The investigation stemmed from the arrest of a suspected drunk driver early the morning of May 13th. Police video shows the arresting officer, Luis Zuniga, putting 23-year-old Aaron Soto into the back seat of the […]