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Fewer Wrongfully Convicted People In Texas Get Compensation

(AP) – Experts say Texas is seeing a decrease in the number of wrongfully convicted people receiving compensation.  Mike Ware is executive director of the Innocence Project of Texas. He tells The Dallas Morning News that it’s becoming more difficult and time-consuming to identify, investigate and successfully litigate cases involving a wrongful conviction.  Only one […]

Texas Congressmen Want Pilot Checks After 2016 Balloon Crash

(AP) – A bipartisan bill in Congress would put more regulations on hot air balloon pilots following a Texas crash last year that killed 16 people.  The bill filed Monday comes after federal investigators scolded the Federal Aviation Administration for lax oversight in the wake of the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history. […]

Body Of Small Boy Washes Ashore On Beach

(AP) – Galveston police are investigating the discovery of a small boy’s body found washed ashore on a beach.  Police say a person walking the beach spotted the body Friday evening in the surf on the island’s east end. The child appears to be between 3 and 5 years old. Police say they’ve checked surrounding […]

Off Duty Officer Hurt In Stabbing Attack

(AP) – Police in a north Dallas suburb say they’ve arrested a man for the stabbing of an off-duty officer.  Farmers Branch police say the officer was attacked early Saturday at an apartment complex. Details of the assault haven’t been disclosed. Authorities say a man identified as a homeless man, Donald Ramel James White, was […]

Woman Intruder Fatally Shot During Attempted Home Break-In

(AP) – Authorities say a woman in a north Houston suburb has shot and killed another woman who was trying to break into her home.  Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack says 38-year-old Marci Green was pronounced dead at a Conroe hospital early Sunday after she was shot around midnight. Deputies […]

Infection Case During Harvey Prompts Shelter Cleanup

(AP) – Officials in Central Texas’ Bell County say they’re cleaning a former school in Killeen that was used as a storm shelter and have had to destroy about 600 cots after a person housed there during Hurricane Harvey was found to have contracted a drug-resistant staph infection known as MRSA. Bell County Public Health […]

Child’s Body Found Near Missing 3-Year-Old Girl’s Home

(AP) – Police in a Dallas suburb say they’ve found the body of a small child not far from the home of a 3-year-old girl who’s been missing since earlier this month. Richardson police say the child’s body was discovered in a culvert as authorities using dogs searched for Sherin Mathews on Sunday morning.  Her […]

Mexico Joins Legal Fight Against Texas Sanctuary Cities Law

(AP) – Mexico has joined a legal battle against a Texas law cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities, one of the toughest of its kind in the U.S. The Mexican government filed an amicus brief Thursday in a lawsuit brought by several major Texas cities challenging the law in federal appeals court in New Orleans. […]

Astros Beat Yankees 4-0 In Game 7, Reach World Series

(AP) – Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series. Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros […]

Certain H-E-B Single-Serving Soups Recalled

(AP) – H-E-B has recalled certain H-E-B brand single-serving soups made with vegetable products possibly contaminated with listeria bacteria. The San Antonio-based supermarket chain is one of several retailers affected by the recall Friday by Mann Packing, the supplier of the vegetable products. The Mann Packing products supplied to H-E-B were used in beef and […]