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U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Lawmaker: Texas To Send 1,000 Guardsmen To Border

A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border.

07/21/2014

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Mass Graves Of Suspected Unidentified Immigrants Buried In Cemetery Near Border

The mass graves of suspected unidentified immigrants buried haphazardly in a South Texas cemetery and uncovered this month by anthropologists should be secured by state police until a criminal investigation can be carried out, a Texas lawmaker said Sunday.

06/23/2014

Charles Warner was scheduled to die just hours after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett by Oklahoma prison officials last week. ( PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Oklahoma Court Approves Six-Month Stay Of Execution

Charles Warner was scheduled to die just hours after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett by Oklahoma prison officials last week.

05/08/2014

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Boy Dies After Being Run Over By School Bus

Investigators say an 11-year-old boy has died after being run over by a school bus on its morning route in North Texas.

05/13/2013

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Galveston Man Gets Prison For Hacking Texas DPS

A hacker who targeted Texas Department of Public Safety computers has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.

08/27/2012

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5 Kids On Way To Texas Water Park Killed In Car Crash

A sport utility vehicle taking 10 children to a water park veered out of control and overturned on an East Texas highway Monday afternoon, killing five youngsters and injuring the other seven occupants.

08/21/2012

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Texas Paid State Employees $122M In OT Last Year

Texas paid $122 million in overtime to public employees statewide last year, with everyone from members of Gov. Rick Perry’s security detail to furniture movers taking home extra pay.

08/13/2012