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Texas Pulls Out Of Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

(AP) – Texas has formally stopped helping the U.S. government provide aid and services to refugees, citing alleged security concerns. Gov. Greg Abbott said last week that Texas would withdraw from the federally funded refugee resettlement program unless the state’s demands for stricter refugee vetting were met. Abbott said Friday that federal authorities didn’t meet […]

Woman Gets 8 Years In Prison For Stealing Ring From Corpse

(AP) – A West Texas woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing a ring from a corpse at a funeral home in an incident that was captured on surveillance video. Kalynn Homfeld was sentenced during a court hearing in Odessa on Thursday after she pleaded guilty to theft from a corpse […]

Thousands Attend Texas Launch Of New Selena Cosmetics Line

(AP) – Thousands of fans stood in line for hours to get their hands on a new cosmetics line dedicated to slain Tejano star Selena. MAC Cosmetics launched its Selena collection on Friday in Corpus Christi, the singer’s hometown. The makeup collection –  including blush, lipsticks, eye shadows, eyeliner and mascara – was prompted in […]

Fourth Houston Man Sentenced In Slaying Over Sneakers

(AP) – A fourth Houston man has been sentenced for his role in the 2012 fatal shooting of an individual over a pair of Air Jordan sneakers the victim had just bought. As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, Kegan Arrington was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to […]

2 Killed Trying To Get Dog Off Highway After Accident

(AP) – Authorities say two people were killed northeast of Lubbock after being hit by a car while they tried to get their dog, which had gotten loose on a highway. Investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety say the vehicle the man and the woman had been driving in had gone off the […]

American Hopes IT Switch Doesn’t Snag Flights This Weekend

(AP) – American Airlines will make a big technology change this weekend involving planes and pilots, but passengers won’t notice a thing if all goes well.  Nearly three years after the merger that created the current American, the airline switch to a single flight-operating system instead of three separate systems.  American expects the change to […]

Nearly 150K Wells Fargo Accounts In Texas Possibly Affected

(AP) – The CEO of Wells Fargo says nearly 150,000 Texas accounts possibly were affected in the banking scandal that’s drawn the attention of Congress.  Chief Executive John Stumpf testified Thursday before the House Financial Services Committee that the bank is expanding its review of accounts and roles of   executives. Stumpf, who’s newly stripped of […]

Deaths Of 2 Austin Men, Bodies In Field, Ruled Homicides

(AP) – Investigators say the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a Central Texas field have been ruled homicides.  The Travis County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified the victims as 25-year-old Salomon Segura Perez and 40-year-old Rene Rodriguez, also known as Martin Ybarra Molina, both of Austin.  Authorities say a woman on […]

Texas Lottery Announces Record $5B In Fiscal 2016 Sales

(AP) – The Texas Lottery has topped more than $5 billion in annual sales for the first time since the various games began in 1992.  Lottery officials on Thursday announced the figure for sales during fiscal 2016. Records show statewide lottery game sales in fiscal 2015 exceeded $4.5 billion. Authorities say this year’s lottery sales […]

Nobody Hurt When 4 Freight Train Cars Derail In East Texas

(AP) – Officials say nobody has been hurt in an East Texas derailment that sent four freight cars off the tracks including one crashing into an unoccupied warehouse.  Kilgore police say the accident happened before dawn Friday and one of the Union Pacific cars overturned. Police say the cars were hauling auto parts and no […]