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Warning Prompts Southwest Airlines Flight’s Return To Dallas

(AP) – A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Houston from Dallas turned back after a cockpit warning indicated a pressurization issue.  The emergency was the second in as many days for a Houston-bound Southwest flight. A statement from the Dallas-based carrier says Flight 43 had departed Dallas Love Field with 143 passengers and five crew […]

1 Dead, 4 Arrested In Armored Truck Robbery Sting

(AP) – Houston police say one gunman was killed and four others were arrested when they attempted to rob an armored truck that contained officers carrying out a sting operation. Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters Wednesday that the gang that tried to rob the truck is suspected in other armored truck robberies, including some […]

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Dies Of Cancer Dies Before Show Airs

(AP) — A woman who competed on “Jeopardy!” while battling terminal colon cancer has died the week before her episode was set to air but prize money has gone to cancer research as she wished. “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says in a statement that Cindy Stowell died Monday. The quiz show says on its website […]

WWII vets George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole At Pearl Harbor Event

(AP) — Hundreds of well-wishers applauded World War II veterans George H.W. Bush and Bob Dole during a patriotic Texas ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.  The ex-president, who’s 92, and the 93-year-old former Kansas senator attended Wednesday’s event at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. Bush […]

Texas Eyes Immunizations As More Kids File Exemptions

(AP) — Texas could host the nation’s next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as its rates of schoolchildren who refuse to get shots for non-medical reasons rises.  The number of Texas kindergarten through 12th grade students who reported filing conscientious exemptions for at least one immunization last school year increased 19-fold since 2003. […]

US Border Chief: Surge Of Immigrant Families Not Letting Up

(AP) – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection chief says the surge of Central American families seeking asylum at the southwestern U.S. border is not letting up.  Gil Kerlikowske says apprehensions at the border can reach nearly 2,000 a day, with most people turning themselves in. He says November figure is as high as October’s, […]

Appeals Court Throws Out Conviction Of Waco Man On Death Row

(AP) – Texas’ highest criminal court has thrown out the conviction of a Waco man sent to death row for the ambush slayings of two men outside a Waco apartment complex in March 2011.  The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 6-3 Wednesday that 29-year-old Albert Leslie Love Jr. should get a new trial because […]

Hundreds Protest White Nationalist’s Speech At Texas A&M

(AP) – Hundreds of people protested a white nationalist’s speaking engagement at the Texas A&M University campus.  Several groups protested outside of the student center Tuesday night during and before the appearance by Richard Spencer, who leads a white nationalist organization. Some silently held placards while others loudly chanted slogans. A&M police say two non-students […]

Special Needs Child, 7, Died At Texas Home

(AP) – Texas officials say a 7-year-old child died in the same Houston-area home where seven special-needs teenagers were locked away in a closet by their adoptive mother.  Tiffani Butler, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, said Tuesday that the child died in January 2011 at the Richmond home. She […]

Texas A&M Student, Sigma Phi Epsilon Member, Dies At House

(AP) – Investigators say a 20-year-old Texas A&M student and Sigma Phi Epsilon member has died at the fraternity house where he lived.  The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office says deputies Tuesday afternoon responded to a report of CPR being done and found Matthew Hayes unresponsive on his bed. Officials didn’t immediately release a hometown for […]