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Residents Affected By Harvey Prepare For Thanksgiving

(AP) — The kitchen where George and Arva Dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every Thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. The house they renovated and expanded over three decades has been gutted down to its wooden beams. Almost three months after Hurricane Harvey […]

AAA: Texas, US Retail Gasoline Prices Drop 3 Cents This Week

(AP) – Texas and nationwide gasoline prices declined this week. AAA Texas on Tuesday reported the average price at the pump statewide was $2.28 per gallon, while gasoline prices nationally averaged $2.53 per gallon. Both are 3 cents less than last week. The association survey found San Antonio has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this […]

Texas Offers Reward In Border Agent’s Death

(AP) Texas is offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who killed a U.S. border agent and injured another. Gov. Greg Abbott announced the reward in a statement Monday in which he expressed gratitude to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Agent Rogelio Martinez […]

Officials: Special Needs Teen Who Died Last Year Was Abused

(AP) – Authorities in suburban Houston say a 14-year-old with special needs died last year after being given blood pressure medication not prescribed by a doctor, and that an investigation found numerous people had used a stun gun on her over several months. The Montgomery County sheriff’s office said Saturday that three people, including the […]

Houston Police To Allow Driving Maneuver To End Chases

(AP) – Houston police officers will now be allowed to use a driving maneuver designed to stop high-speed chases. Chief Art Acevedo announced Friday that officers would begin using the Precision Immobilization Technique, or PIT maneuver. To execute the maneuver, officers drive next to a fleeing suspect, match the car’s speed and then nudge the […]

Mexico: Cocaine Found In Apparent Social Security Truck

(AP) – Mexican authorities have seized more than 800 pounds (371 kilograms) of cocaine being transported toward the U.S. border inside a truck bearing the markings of the country’s Social Security Institute. A Defense Department statement says soldiers discovered the packets of drugs hidden inside the vehicle’s mobile medical scanner at a highway checkpoint Wednesday […]

Woman Who Impersonated ICE Agent In Scam Sent To Prison

(AP) – A Houston jury has convicted a woman of impersonating a federal immigration agent and promising, for a fee, to help an immigrant obtain citizenship for her husband. The Harris County district attorney’s office said Friday that Amalia Barnette was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of impersonating a public servant. […]

No Charges Against Officer In Fatal Shooting

(AP) – A South Texas police officer will not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a 55-year-old driver during a struggle following a traffic stop.   A Nueces (nyoo-AY’-sis) County grand jury Thursday declined to indict Corpus Christi police Officer Jose Hasette. Investigators say Hasette on Oct. 19 pulled over Dewboy Lister’s vehicle for […]

Texas Governor: White House Disaster Aid Bill ‘inadequate’

(AP) – Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is criticizing as “completely inadequate” the Trump administration’s $44 billion disaster aid request to Congress.  Speaking at a Texas Capitol news conference Friday, Abbott said the request “does not live up to what the president wants to achieve” even though it came from Trump’s administration. Speaking alongside Abbott, […]

Mother Of Child Found Dead Accused Of Leaving Her Home Alone

(AP) – The mother of a girl who was adopted from India and found dead last month in suburban Dallas has been charged with child abandonment after police allege that she left her home alone.  Richardson police say Sini Mathews turned herself in Thursday. Her bond was set at $250,000. Police say 3-year-old Sherin Mathews […]