Region & State


Texas county adopts policy to protect LGBT inmates

HOUSTON (AP) - The sheriff of Houston's Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates, including allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gender they identify with instead of their biological sex. Read Story »
  • July 25, 2014 8:29 p.m.
    THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Davis Riley outlasted Sam Horsfield on the 21st hole Friday in the U.S. Junior Amateur to set up an all-America final against William Zalatoris. Read Story »
  • July 25, 2014 6:15 p.m.
    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday. Read Story »
  • July 25, 2014 5:07 p.m.
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Lifetime TV network has dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the facility and the co-owners were arrested for alleged corpse abuse. Read Story »
  • July 25, 2014 4:28 p.m.
    DALLAS (AP) — A longtime Dallas County commissioner has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of projects proposed by various companies, federal authorities announced Friday. Read Story »
  • July 25, 2014 3:34 p.m.
    HOUSTON (AP) — Andre Johnson had some issues with the Houston Texans. Read Story »
  • July 25, 2014 3:20 p.m.
    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose 12 this week to 1,883. Read Story »
  • July 25, 2014 2:30 p.m.
    MISSION, Texas (AP) — Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the Mexican shore. The state troopers and game wardens bobbed helplessly in their boats as the men passed their raft and paddles up the bank to others, and a crew of troopers peeked through the tall reeds on the U.S. side for whatever load had just been deposited. Read Story »
  • July 25, 2014 10:12 a.m.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Outside an abandoned Austin shopping mall is a little-known visual phenomenon to rival the bat flights from the downtown Congress Avenue bridge. Read Story »
  • July 25, 2014 2:17 a.m.
    DALLAS (AP) — A North Dallas prosecutor is set to ask a judge to exonerate a Texas man who said he pleaded guilty to the 1990 rape of a 16-year-old girl because his attorney advised him to avoid trial. Read Story »
  • July 24, 2014 7:25 p.m.
    THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Qualifying medalists Sam Horsfield and Sean Crocker each won two matches Thursday in the U.S. Junior Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at The Club at Carlton Woods. Read Story »
  • July 24, 2014 6:46 p.m.
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines and the Dallas Cowboys are entering a marketing agreement that will expand the ship operator's brand at the team's $1.2 billion stadium and other properties. Read Story »
  • July 24, 2014 6:31 p.m.
    DALLAS (AP) — Bankrupt power giant Energy Future Holdings terminated its restructuring agreement and announced plans to auction its stake in the profitable power transmission business Oncor Electric Delivery Co., according to a filing Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read Story »
  • July 24, 2014 5:12 p.m.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Read Story »
  • July 24, 2014 4:02 p.m.
    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him. Read Story »
  • July 24, 2014 2:27 p.m.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state. Read Story »