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File photo of a gavel in a courtroom.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

Man Gets Death For Houston-Area Officer’s Death

A jury has returned a death sentence for a man convicted of capital murder in the deaths of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner.

07/29/2014

Authorities say 2 are dead after flash flooding in Central Texas. (Getty Images)

Cleanup Begins After Central Texas Floods Kill 2

Flash floods across Central Texas killed two men and prompted dozens of emergency rescues.

11/01/2013

The remnants from last night's fertilizer plant explosion were felt across West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

Perry: Plant Explosion A ‘Nightmare Scenario’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in his state “a truly nightmare scenario.”

04/18/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Judge Rules Against Texas In Whooping Crane Case

A federal judge found Texas officials responsible for the deaths of nearly two-dozen whooping cranes and ordered the state to develop a conservation plan that would protect the last naturally migrating flock of the endangered birds.

03/12/2013

File photo of fences around a prison.  (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

2012 Shaping Up As Deadly Year For State’s Prisons

With four months still remaining, 2012 already has become the deadliest year in more than a decade in Texas prisons.

09/03/2012

File photo of a crime scene. (Photo by BORIS HORVAT/AFP/GettyImages)

3 Dead, 3 Injured In Houston Nightclub Shooting

Three people are dead after an argument at a northeast Houston nightclub turned violent.

09/03/2012

File photo of a glider. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Houston-Area Glider Crash Kills 3, Including Boy

Authorities say three people in a glider have been killed after their light aircraft went down in a Southeast Texas field.

06/18/2012

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