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Texas man facing execution for 1998 killing of elderly woman for her money

Jul. 16, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man who has long sought DNA testing claiming it would help prove he was not responsible for the fatal stabbing of an 85-year-old woman decades ago was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening. Ruben Gutierrez was condemned for the 1998 killing of Escolastica...

Texas governor criticizes Houston energy as utility says power will be mostly restored by Wednesday

Jul. 15, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The majority of Houston outages that followed Hurricane Beryl should be fixed within the next two days, the city’s main utility company said Monday as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatened to punish CenterPoint Energy even after the lights come back. The Texas...

Royals' Lugo gets first All-Star nod alongside teammate Witt, who celebrates Texas ties

Jul. 15, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Seth Lugo faced Bobby Witt Jr. and the rest of the Kansas City Royals last year when they were on their way to a last-place finish in the AL Central. The right-hander picked the Royals in free agency and now is a first-time All-Star along with Witt and...

Judge clears way for demolition of Texas church where 26 people were killed in 2017 shooting

Jul. 15, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

FLORESVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge on Monday cleared the way for the demolition of the small Texas church in Sutherland Springs where a gunman killed more than two dozen worshippers in 2017 in what remains the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history. Following the shooting at...

Texas judge orders sheriff, school district to release Uvalde school shooting records

Jul. 15, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

The school district and sheriff’s office in Uvalde must release their records and documents related to the Robb Elementary School shooting — including police body camera footage, 911 calls and communications, a Texas district court judge ruled last week. A group of news...

Book Review: East Texas P.I. turns vigilante in funny and savage 'Sugar on the Bones'

Jul. 15, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

Minnie Polson was in some sort of trouble, so a friend recommended the private eye firm of Hap Collins, his wife Brett, and their pal Leonard Pine. But when they meet, Minnie doesn’t like their attitude, and they don’t like hers. Hours after they agree to part company, Minnie’s...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demands answers as customers remain without power after Beryl

Jul. 14, 2024 22:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — With around 270,000 homes and businesses still without power in the Houston area almost a week after Hurricane Beryl hit Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said he's demanding an investigation into the response of the utility that serves the area as well as answers about its...

Adrián Beltré is going from All-Star Game in Texas to Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown

Jul. 14, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrián Beltré took a side trip on the way to his induction in Cooperstown, with the third baseman going back to where he finished his Hall of Fame career. Beltré is serving as an ambassador for Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game deep in the heart of Texas,...

Biden postpones planned trip to Texas on Monday after Trump rally shooting

Jul. 14, 2024 13:27 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden postpones planned trip to Texas on Monday after Trump rally shooting.

After Beryl, Houston-area farmers pull together to face unique challenges

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

PORTER, Texas (AP) — Hurricanes cause trouble for everyone, but farmers have a whole other list of problems. Beryl has been no exception: Over the past week, the storm damaged crops, soaked rabbits and chickens, terrified goats, put horses at risk of developing colic and left cows...