CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Two artists are bringing more waves to a South Texas city along the Gulf of Mexico in the form of a large new mural.
Corpus Christi artists John Olvey and Kaleigh Glover recently unveiled their mural “City by the Sea” along the side of the Corpus Christi Trade ...
For 76-year-old Joe Biden, age a factor as he mulls 2020 run
As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he’s too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president.
The discussions suggest Biden is aware that ...
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Judge in health care case had blocked other Obama policies
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, who ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” Friday, is no stranger to the conservative resistance to Obama administration policies.
O’Connor, 53, is a former state and federal prosecutor who was nominated to the federal bench in 2007 by President George ...
SHENANDOAH, Texas (AP) — After falling to Mount Union last year in the Division III championship game, Mary Hardin-Baylor not only wanted to get back to the title game — and beat the Purple Raiders.
The Crusaders did that Friday night.
Jase Hammack threw for 147 yards and two ...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O’Rourke is still playing hard to get — even as the buzz around him intensifies.
The three-term Democratic congressman murmured “No decision. No decision on that,” when pressed by an attendee during a town hall Friday in ...
Texas mom sentenced in deaths of toddlers inside hot car
KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas mother whose two toddlers died after she left them inside a hot vehicle overnight was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Amanda Hawkins, 20, learned her punishment Wednesday for the June 2017 deaths of her two daughters in Kerrville, which is about 65 miles ...
Newspaper: Kilgore News Herald sold to M. Roberts Media
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Bluebonnet Publishing Co. has sold the Kilgore News Herald to Longview-based M. Roberts Media.
Terms of the deal were not released Friday.
M. Roberts Media owns the Longview ...
Remains of WWII pilot from Houston identified, crash in 1945
HOUSTON (AP) — The remains of a World War II aviator from Texas missing since a 1945 crash in the Philippines have been located and identified.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public money — in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The other swept in quietly before ...
Search continues for Texas inmate wrongly freed due to error
CONROE, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who was mistakenly released from a Houston-area jail due to a clerical error.
Officials with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office say 30-year-old Edward Manning was released from jail late Wednesday evening in place of another ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Bowl: North Texas (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2), Dec. 15, 2 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Utah State by 7 1/2
Series Record: Utah State leads 4-3
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Utah State is making its seventh postseason appearance in eight years but hasn’t won ...
North Texan gets 14 years for leading $29M bank loan fraud
DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors say a Dallas-area businessman who led a $29 million bank fraud loan scheme and advised clients to lie about their finances has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.
Eddie Contreraz of Frisco must also repay nearly $13 million in the scam involving about ...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As a high school football player, Jaxson Hayes had a slight problem that was only getting bigger: His body.
He was getting taller. An extraordinary growth spurt shot him up to about 6-foot-7, and he was taking a pounding at wide receiver.
“They were going at my ...
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri State University students have been documenting a migrant shelter at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Tornillo, Texas shelter opened this summer to house migrant youth who arrived at the border alone and was supposed to close after 30 days, according to ...
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Use of death penalty continues to decline in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — While Texas led the nation in the number of inmates executed in 2018, the use of capital punishment in the state continues to decline, according to a new report.
The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty said in its year-end review report the drop can be attributed, ...
New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells gets $18.8M, 6-year contract
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells has a six-year, $18.8 million contract, with Utah State getting an $800,000 buyout.
The school released details of the contract Thursday. Wells, who replaced Kliff Kingsbury after the former Texas Tech quarterback was fired, could earn ...
SWEETWATER, Texas (AP) — As much as 8 inches (200 millimeters) of snow has accumulated in parts of West Texas as a winter storm swirls over the area.
The snow accumulation late Thursday prompted state highway officials to close Texas Route 70 about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of ...
Cowboys trace top-5 defense to draft, starting with Lawrence
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli remembers the night the Cowboys traded up in the second round of the 2014 draft to grab DeMarcus Lawrence because they thought he was the last pass rusher on the board with the skills to become elite.
Four years and several ...
Ex-Baylor student can graduate from Dallas-area university
DALLAS (AP) — A former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape will be able to earn a degree from a Dallas-area university if he meets all the degree requirements.
University of Texas at Dallas President Richard Benson did not name Jacob Walter Anderson in a message sent Thursday, but ...
Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman’s 1994 death
DALLAS (AP) — A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.
Samuel Little entered his plea in the West Texas city of Odessa, where the body of ...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will be without two key playmakers on offense against the Houston Texans.
Starting running back Isaiah Crowell and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will not play because of injuries that kept them out of practice all week.
Crowell, who is ...
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Suspected serial killer pleads guilty in Texas
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent and the owner of a now-defunct nightclub in the death of Brent’s teammate, Jerry Brown Jr.
Brown was killed six years ago when the car Brent was driving at 110 mph (177 kph) in a ...
North Carolina fails to land Apple site, thousands of jobs
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina business recruiters and politicians offered little to explain why Apple announced Thursday it was bypassing the state and instead choosing Texas as the site for thousands of new technology jobs.
Apple said it plans to build a new campus in Austin with ...
Texas report says ‘changing climate’ intensifying disasters
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Powerful natural disasters in Texas on the scale of Hurricane Harvey’s deadly destruction last year will become more frequent because of a changing climate, warned a new report Thursday ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in a state where skepticism about climate change ...
Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents while adding more luster to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub.
The decision, announced Thursday, ...
Texans take on Jets with sights set on starting new streak
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With each victory, the Houston Texans increasingly established themselves as a team to beat in the AFC.
Their nine-game winning streak set a franchise record and also raised expectations by the week. So, perhaps
AP source: Righty Lance Lynn, Rangers reach three-year deal
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year contract during the winter meetings, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said.
The deal is pending a physical, the person said Thursday, speaking on ...
Apple expanding in Austin, other US locations
AAA predicts nearly 9.1M Texans will travel over holidays
COPPELL, Texas (AP) — An industry group predicts nearly 9.1 million Texans will travel during the upcoming end-of-the-year holiday season.
AAA Texas on Thursday offered the forecast. The ...
DALLAS (8-5) at INDIANAPOLIS (7-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Colts by 1 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Dallas 8-5, Indianapolis 6-6-1
SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 10-6
LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Colts 42-7, Dec. 21, 2014
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HOUSTON (9-4) at NEW YORK JETS (4-9)
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OPENING LINE — Texans by 6 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Houston 6-7, New York 5-8
SERIES RECORD — Jets lead 5-2
LAST MEETING — Texans beat Jets 24-17, Nov. 22, 2015
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3 to join Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame in 2019
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three people with a history of dedication to journalism will be inducted into the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame.
John William “Bill” Cooke, Donnis Baggett and the late Barney Hubbs will be honored Jan. 25 at the Texas Press Association Convention and Trade ...
Video: Officers catch Texas boy jumping from fire
Texas man gets 25 years in prison for robbery in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Texas man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for his convictions stemming from a 2017 robbery of a convenience store in San Miguel County.
Lane Michael Reed, 24, of Killeen had pleaded guilty this past summer to armed robbery, carjacking, and firearms ...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he’s taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12.
The move Wednesday ...
Federal jury convicts 5 in Thai sex trafficking trial
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Five people on trial for an alleged ring that prosecutors said sold Thai women for sex in the U.S. were convicted Wednesday on sex trafficking charges.
A federal jury in Minnesota found all five guilty of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and other charges, the ...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Some down time did 11th-ranked Texas Tech well.
Coming off a six-day break for final exams, the Red Raiders rolled past Northwestern State 79-44 on Wednesday night, ignited by a dominant first half.
Jarrett Culver scored 15 points, Tariq Owens had 14 points and ...
DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for a former Baylor University student accused of rape have broken their silence after a judge allowed the former fraternity president to avoid serving jail time, attacking the ex-fraternity president’s accuser and saying she gave “inconsistent” statements to the ...
The Latest: Woman decries Brazilian parents’ prison terms
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a Brazilian couple sentenced in Texas for helping their daughter kidnap their grandson. (all times local):
A Brazilian woman who remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over charges she abducted her son says she’s shocked and saddened by a ...
Goodell: NFL won’t pay for video in domestic investigations
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the NFL won’t pay for video evidence in cases involving domestic violence, and he defended the league’s handling of those investigations.
Speaking after owners held their annual winter meeting, Goodell said the NFL’s approach ...
Texas man pleads guilty to cocaine ring in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 56-year-old Texas man pleaded guilty to being part of a group that distributed more than 450 kilograms (992.07 pounds) of cocaine in the St. Louis area over four years.
Jose Alfredo Velazquez pleaded Wednesday to a federal cocaine distribution charge.
The St. Louis ...
Brown, No. 3 Baylor roll to 96-58 win over Morehead State
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor can focus on the big names and long break now that most of the overmatched nonconference opponents are out of the way.
Kalani Brown scored 21 points, Juicy Landrum added 14 and the Lady Bears prepped for No. 11 Stanford by rolling to a 96-58 victory over Morehead ...
Ex-Texas pastor gets 10 years in prison, probation revoked
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge has revoked a former North Texas minister’s probation and ordered him to serve 10 years in prison over a 2008 sexual assault conviction involving a teenage parishioner.
James Virtue Robinson IV was re-sentenced Wednesday in Fort Worth. A judge determined ...
DALLAS (AP) — The NFL draft is heading to Las Vegas for 2020.
It almost certainly will arrive before the Raiders do.
“We believe the draft will be the kickoff to our inaugural season,” said Raiders owner Mark Davis, who is moving the team from Oakland.
The league announced ...