South Texas

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Texan Gets Prison, Must Pay $1.3M To Porn Victim

A South Texas man who pleaded guilty in a child pornography investigation must serve more than 17 years in prison and pay the victim $1.3 million.

11/20/2012

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

Judge Says Cheerleaders Can Quote Scripture

A judge ruled Thursday that a group of East Texas cheerleaders should be allowed to continue quoting biblical scripture on banners at high school football games.

10/18/2012

Judge In Video Beating Gets Warning From Panel

The daughter of a South Texas judge says she is outraged that her father received only a public warning from a state judicial conduct panel.

09/08/2012

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

Agency To Explain Border Fence Construction

Officials from a U.S. agency that monitors the U.S.-Mexico border are to explain why they’re allowing construction of border fence segments in the Rio Grande flood plain.

08/29/2012

A green turtle hatchling is released into the Arabian Sea. (credit: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Record 6,000 Turtles Hatched On South Padre

A group that cares for and releases endangered sea turtle hatchlings into the Gulf of Mexico says it had a record 6,000 babies born this year.

08/20/2012

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2 Injured In Crash Discharged, In Federal Custody

Two people hurt in a deadly Sunday pickup truck crash that killed 15 people have been discharged from a hospital and detained by immigration authorities.

07/26/2012

A general view of Farrah Fawcett memorabilia at the Smithsonian National Museum Of American History on February 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Farrah Fawcett’s Texas Childhood Home For Sale

The house where actress Farrah Fawcett lived as a teenager has been put on the market for $215,000. The four-bedroom house was built in 1962.

04/13/2012

U.S. Border Patrol patch.  (Associated Press photo)

9 Suspected Illegal Immigrants Die In Texas Wreck

At least nine suspected illegal immigrants were killed when the van they were packed into crashed not long after a border patrol traffic stop.

04/11/2012

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IndyCar Race Set For South Texas

IndyCar officially scheduled a race in Houston for October 2013, a step toward expanding the circuit’s reach in the United States.

03/28/2012

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Brookhaven Student Hospitalized After South Padre Island Attack

A 21-year-old Brookhaven College student was beaten with the lid of a cooler and stabbed while protecting a girlfriend who was being harassed by some men in South Padre Island, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

03/21/2012

Students work at their desks in front of the empty desk. (credit: Rabih Moghrabi/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas School Cancels Sports To Focus On Academics

An academically struggling Texas school district has decided to cancel student sports and use the money for improving education.

01/19/2012

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