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Gallardo returns to Rangers, starts against Rockies

Jun. 17, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yovani Gallardo is back with the Texas Rangers for the first time in three years. The right-hander who grew up in nearby Fort Worth was selected from the Triple-A Round Rock roster. He was set to start Sunday at home against the Colorado Rockies. The 32-year-old Gallardo went 13-11...

Study: 4 Texas cities are vaccine opt-out 'hot spots'

Jun. 14, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A new study has found that four Texas cities are among those in the country with the highest number of kindergartners not getting vaccinated for non-medical reasons. The Houston Chronicle reports that the study published Tuesday in the Public Library of Science Medicine journal ranks...

Texas inmate condemned for TCU professor death loses appeal

Jun. 14, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a 45-year-old man on Texas death row for the 2004 suffocation of a retired TCU professor whose body was found in Oklahoma after she was abducted in Fort Worth. Attorneys for Edward Lee Busby argued unsuccessfully to the 5th U.S. Circuit...

Fired leader won't speak at Southern Baptist Convention

Jun. 8, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former seminary president dismissed over his response to two rape allegations made by students says he won't give the featured sermon at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting next week in Dallas. The convention's news service, Baptist Press, says Paige Patterson withdrew Friday....

Affluenza teen's mom in Texas jail after positive drug test

Jun. 8, 2018 8:46 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck is back in jail, accused of taking drugs in violation of the conditions of her release on bond. Tonya Couch was booked into a Fort Worth jail on Thursday. The arrest warrant issued...

Giant hail hits Dallas area, causing millions in damages

Jun. 6, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — Baseball-sized hailstones smashed windshields, skylights and windows as thunderstorms swept through the Dallas-Fort Worth area, causing millions of damage. No injuries were reported in the storms early Wednesday morning that brought high winds, heavy rain and the giant hail....

Teen to stand trial as adult in North Texas school shooting

Jun. 5, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a female classmate in their North Texas high school cafeteria will stand trial as an adult. State District Judge Cindy Ermatinger ordered Tuesday that Chad Anthony Padilla (pa-DEE'-yah) be prosecuted as an adult on an aggravated assault charge...

XTO Energy closing downtown Fort Worth headquarters

Jun. 5, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — XTO Energy plans to close its downtown Fort Worth headquarters and relocate hundreds of the 1,200 jobs to the Houston area. XTO, a subsidiary of Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp., on May 8 notified the Texas Workforce Commission as part of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act....

Officials: Ex-Baptist leader mishandled separate rape claims

Jun. 2, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The president of a leading Baptist seminary in Texas was dismissed because of his response to two rape allegations made years apart by students, according to officials at the Fort Worth-based school. Kevin Ueckert, board chairman for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a...

Texas girl, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing of teen friend

Jun. 2, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 13-year-old Texas girl is accused in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old friend during an argument. The Star-Telegram reports that State District Judge Timothy Menikos on Thursday ordered the juvenile suspect held in custody pending trial in the killing of Nylah Lightfoot in Fort...