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  • AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods September 19, 2017
    PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and […]
  • Crews respond to fire at Port Arthur refinery September 19, 2017
    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — Officials in in the Southeast Texas city of Port Arthur are asking people who live near a refinery to shelter-in-place after a fire broke out there, sending black plumes of smoke into the air. Valero Energy Corp. spokeswoman Lillian Riojas told The Associated Press in an email Tuesday that the […]
  • Texas murder suspect says victim struck head in shower fall September 19, 2017
    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area man on trial for murder says he and his girlfriend had taken the psychoactive drug GHB before having sex in a shower where she fell and struck her head. Twenty-eight-year-old Jason Lowe of Richardson testified Monday that the couple decided to lie down after the fall but says 27-year-old […]
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Day' game September 19, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Day" game were: 01-03-05-07-08-09-15-17-18-19-20-23 (one, three, five, seven, eight, nine, fifteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-three)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game September 19, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were: 4-0-9, Sum It Up: 13 (four, zero, nine; Sum It Up: thirteen)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4 Day' game September 19, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Day" game were: 0-4-8-9, Sum It Up: 21 (zero, four, eight, nine; Sum It Up: twenty-one)
  • Texas' GOP speaker calls for removal of Confederate marker September 19, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A powerful Texas Republican is calling for the removal of a Confederate marker in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War. Republican House Speaker Joe Straus said Tuesday in a letter to state officials that the plaque is "blatantly inaccurate." He says Texans aren't […]
  • Man on Texas' 10 Most Wanted list arrested in Los Angeles September 19, 2017
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was named one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitives and is suspected in a series of violent home invasions has been arrested in California. The Texas Department of Public Safety's website said Tuesday that Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez was taken into custody in Los Angeles. The 18-year-old Gonzalez had […]
  • Feds: CitiFinancial to pay $907K for unlawfully seizing cars September 19, 2017
    DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors say CitiFinancial Credit Co. will pay $907,000 to settle a complaint that it violated federal law by repossessing the vehicles of active military personnel. The settlement approved Monday by a federal court in Dallas reveals that CitiFinancial pursued repossessions even when it had evidence in its records showing service members were […]
  • Dallas school district rethinking effort to rename schools September 19, 2017
    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas school district is narrowing its focus as it looks to rename some schools bearing the names of Confederate figures. The Dallas Morning News reports the Dallas Independent School District initially planned to research more than 20 historical figures to see if their ties to the Confederacy or slavery should prompt […]
  • Man accused of tossing cocaine from SUV in Mississippi September 19, 2017
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A man who said he was headed to Texas for Hurricane Harvey relief work is accused of tossing cocaine out the window during a Mississippi traffic stop. The Sun Herald reports a police officer filed a sworn statement against 41-year-old Derrick D'Angelo Edwards of Gautier (go-SHAY), Mississippi. The statement says during […]
  • Texas' Castro again says he's not planning gubernatorial run September 19, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro is repeating that he has no plans to run for Texas governor despite the state's Democratic Party chairman insisting last week that the congressman's still considering it. Castro, a San Antonio Democrat, said Tuesday at the state Capitol, "My plan is to run for re-election." But he […]
  • East Texas elected official indicted on elderly abuse charge September 19, 2017
    TYLER, Texas (AP) — An East Texas elected official has been indicted on a felony elderly abuse charge over what investigators say was a dispute about setting up for communion at church. Court records show Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton of Tyler was indicted Sept. 7 after a 72-year-old woman reported being hurt at Spring […]
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4 Morning' game September 19, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday morning's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Morning" game were: 0-5-0-9, Sum It Up: 14 (zero, five, zero, nine; Sum It Up: fourteen)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Morning' game September 19, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday morning's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Morning" game were: 5-3-6, Sum It Up: 14 (five, three, six; Sum It Up: fourteen)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Morning' game September 19, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday morning's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Morning" game were: 02-04-05-06-07-09-10-17-19-20-23-24 (two, four, five, six, seven, nine, ten, seventeen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-three, twenty-four)
  • Retired South Dakota state official pleads guilty in scam September 19, 2017
    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A retired fraud investigator for the South Dakota Department of Revenue has pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud and money laundering charges. Steven Knigge, 71, was accused of fraudulently asking banks in several states to wire money to an account in South Dakota belonging to him, while he was working […]
  • Veteran who fought library attacker among 18 Carnegie Heroes September 19, 2017
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners on Tuesday. James […]
  • FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims September 19, 2017
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than a decade ago. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it's not borrowing from its much-maligned Katrina playbook to rely on […]
  • Church Under Bridge in Waco celebrates 25 years of services September 19, 2017
    WACO, Texas (AP) — To borrow the essence of a Biblical parable, the seed that Jimmy and Janet Dorrell tossed on Sept. 20, 1992, landed in good soil. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the work they started that day has enabled the least of society, the poor, homeless and hopeless, to find their very own place […]

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