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Texas Murder Suspect Arrested At Tulsa Bus Station

(AP) — A suspect in a Texas murder has been arrested while passing through Tulsa on a passenger bus.  Authorities say 18-year-old Eric Cavazos was taken into custody Thursday at a downtown bus station by members of the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force.  Cavazos is wanted on a first-degree murder warrant in Bexar County, […]

UPDATE: Republican Governor Calls Khan A ‘con artist’

(AP) – Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the father of a dead Muslim U.S. Army captain is a “con artist” for criticizing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.  LePage made the comments Wednesday on a program hosted by Boston radio personality Howie Carr.  LePage referenced Khizr Khan, whose son was killed while protecting other soldiers […]

Clinton Pushes Back On Health Rumors

(AP) – Hillary Clinton is pushing back on unfounded accusations from Donald Trump and others that she suffers from poor health.  She says: “His latest paranoid fever dream is about my health. All I can say is, Donald, dream on.” The Democratic presidential nominee says Trump’s questions about her health are an outgrowth of treating […]

Parole Hearing Set For Tejano Star Joe Lopez

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Two months ahead of his first parole hearing, family members and fans of Brownsville Tejano star Joe Lopez are rallying for his release from prison. A group of Lopez supporters demonstrated outside the Cameron County courthouse Thursday morning, claiming he was a victim of prosecutorial misconduct. Lopez was convicted of child sexual assault and indecency […]

Fraternity Suspends Texas A&M Chapter After Student’s Death

(AP) – The Sigma Nu fraternity has suspended all activities of its Kappa Sigma chapter at Texas A&M University following the death by drug overdose of a member last weekend.   A fraternity statement Thursday announced the suspension while an investigation into the death of 19-year-old Anton Gridnev of Frisco takes place.  College Station police determined […]

Retail Gasoline Prices In Texas, Nationwide Up This Week

(AP) – Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide are up this week.  AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide rose 4 cents to reach $2.01 per gallon. Average gas prices across the U.S. jumped 7 cents per gallon to reach $2.20 per gallon.  The association survey found Corpus Christi […]

UPDATE: Activists Say 10 Children Killed In Aleppo

(AP) – Activists and a doctor in the battered rebel-held area of Syria’s Aleppo city say at least 13 people, mostly children, were killed when suspected government helicopters lobbed barrel bombs into a crowded residential area.  Osama Abo Elezz, a doctor from the rebel-held part of Aleppo, said the barrel bombs fell Thursday in Aleppo’s […]

Cruz Backers Saying ‘We told you so’ About Trump

Supporters of Ted Cruz say the former Republican presidential candidate has been vindicated, now that Donald Trump has shifted his stance on immigration. Trump this week has been softening his hardline stance on deporting the millions of immigrants in the U-S illegally. Cruz spent much of the primary campaign claiming Trump was not a true […]

Political Retaliation Lawsuit Slapped Against Hidalgo County District Attorney

Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez is being sued — by seven former employees of the D-A’s Office who claim they were fired for political reasons. All seven were terminated within three months after Rodriguez took office. And according to CBS 4 News, all were supporters of former and longtime District Attorney Rene Guerra, who […]

Future Of Privately-Run Willacy County Prison Up In The Air

Willacy County officials are considering their options in the wake of the Obama administration’s decision to phase out the federal government’s use of for-profit companies to operate its prisons. Willacy County is home to one of five privately-contracted prisons in Texas, although it is currently closed. The Willacy County Correctional Center, the so-called tent-city prison, […]