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Tar balls wash up on a beach. (Source:  Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Oil Spill Investigation Far From Over

The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of investigations.

03/28/2014

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Crews Continue Texas Oil Spill Cleanup

Cannon booms reverberate across the Houston Ship Channel, a scare-tactic to keep birds away from oil-slicked beaches as crews scour the sand for tar balls that have washed ashore.

03/25/2014

Warren Jeffs looks over at the jury during his trial on September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)

Polygamist Leader Jeffs Hospitalized

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said that polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized for a condition that is not life threatening. He is in stable condition.

03/17/2014

In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico.  (credit: Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Carnival, Texas Passengers In Court Over Disabled Ship

About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were caused by their nightmarish experience.

03/05/2014

A World War II-era P-51 Mustang  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Denton Pilot, Passenger Killed In Wreck Of WWII-Era Plane Near Galveston

The U.S. Coast Guard says two people have been killed when their World War II-era plane went down in shallow water near Galveston.

10/23/2013

A Home and a car are shown destroyed by Hurricane Ike, September 17, 2008 in Bolivar, Texas. (credit: Getty Images/Mark Wilson)

Texas Marks 5 Years Since Hurricane Ike

Southeast Texans are to mark the five-year anniversary of when Hurricane Ike made landfall just outside of Galveston, becoming the costliest natural disaster in Texas history.

09/12/2013

In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico.  (credit: Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Coast Guard: Leak Caused Carnival Cruise Ship Fire

A Coast Guard official says the cause of the engine-room fire on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph was a leak in a fuel oil return line.

02/18/2013

In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico.  (credit: Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

No Central Agency Oversees, Inspects Cruise Ships

A maze of rules and regulations and fragmented oversight make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety records of cruise ships.

02/16/2013

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Plano Couple Happy To Be Home From Anniversary Cruise

Catching sight of her father, 7-year-old Isabelle Raade broke into a run, landing in his arms. After a week away from her parents, she’s happy to have them back. “I missed them,” she said.

02/15/2013

In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico.  (credit: Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Carnival Cancels 12 More Cruises On Troubled Ship

Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled voyages through April aboard the Triumph, a ship that has been plagued by mechanical problems in recent weeks and was finally left powerless in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine-room fire.

02/13/2013

A Crown Princess cruise ship at quay. (credit: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than 100 Ill On Texas-Bound Cruise Ship

A spokeswoman for Princess Cruises says more than 100 passengers and crew contracted a stomach virus on one of its ships bound for a port in Galveston.

12/21/2012

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texan Gets 20 Years In Prison For Biting Roommate

A Southeast Texas man convicted of biting his female roommate as he argued with his girlfriend has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

11/19/2012

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