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Smith-Njigba, White are TSWA Class 6A players of the year

Feb. 19, 2020 5:11 PM EST

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Rockwall wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Cypress Creek linebacker Josh White were the players of the year on the new Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 6A All-State Football Team. Smith-Njigba, who signed with Ohio State, had 108 receptions for 2,161 yards and 35...

This undated photo provided by the Hidalgo County (Texas) Jail shows Claudio Gomez. Gomez is accused of hanging a small puppy by the neck from a tree and posting a video of the deed on Facebook. Deputies say Claudio Gomez of Monte Alto, Texas, told them he was

Sheriff: Texas man accused of hanging puppy `out of boredom'

Feb. 14, 2020 6:42 PM EST

MONTE ALTO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man accused of hanging a small puppy by the neck from a tree and posting a video on Facebook told deputies that he was acting “out of boredom,” a sheriff said. Claudio Gomez, 21, of Monte Alto, Texas, was being held Friday in the Hidalgo County Jail, charged...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, John Bernard Feit leaves the 92nd state District Court in Feit's trial for the 1960 murder of Irene Garza at the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg, Texas. Prison officials say Feit, a former Texas priest who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Huntsville Hospital.(Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP File)

Former priest convicted in 1960 Texas slaying dies at 87

Feb. 14, 2020 4:08 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Texas priest who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher who came to him for confession has died, prison officials said. John Bernard Feit, 87, died Thursday afternoon at Huntsville Hospital, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said....

Mexico: accident caused drowning deaths of 4 personnel

Jan. 17, 2020 12:05 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's army said Friday the drowning death this week of four soldiers was caused by an accident involving confiscated weapons. The patrol had picked up three seized assault rifles and were laying them in the bed of the patrol truck when one went off. The round hit and killed the...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019 photo provided by Sen. Kevin Cramer's office, Tommy Fisher, right, talks with Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., at the lawmaker's office in Washington, D.C. For Fisher, a supporter of President Donald Trump, a federal court hearing set for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, next to the U.S.-Mexico border could result in his company getting a chance to prove it can build the president's signature border wall faster and better than the government. (Sen. Kevin Cramer's office via AP, File)

Court to decide if private border wall can go next to river

Jan. 8, 2020 10:06 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — For Tommy Fisher, a federal court hearing set for Thursday next to the U.S.-Mexico border could result in his company getting a chance to prove it can build President Donald Trump's signature border wall faster and better than the government. For environmentalists and some landowners in...

FILE - In this May 27, 2018 file photo, Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias performs on stage in Tel Aviv, Israel. The pop star's contract with the city of McAllen, Texas— long hidden by what critics described as gaping holes in the state's open-records laws — became public this week after new legislation governing the public's right to know went into effect. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit,File)

Texas city paid Enrique Iglesias $485,000 for 2015 concert

Jan. 8, 2020 5:01 PM EST

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas city used $485,000 in taxpayer money to pay singer Enrique Iglesias to perform at a holiday concert in 2015, according to contract details made public this week. McAllen officials have been concealing Iglesias' contract terms, citing exceptions in the Texas Public...