The Associated Press
Police Save Woman From Bridge Over Houston Ship Channel
Police have saved a woman perched on the guardrail of a Texas highway bridge across the Houston Ship Channel amid concerns she might jump.
Texas Man Freed After Being Found Innocent in 2001 Killing
A man who spent 15 years in prison for the 2001 killing of a teenager was freed on Wednesday after a judge agreed with prosecutors that he didn't commit the crime.
Judge Orders Psychological Evaluation for Baby-Killing Nurse
A Texas judge has ordered a comprehensive psychological evaluation of a former nurse convicted of killing a toddler and giving an overdose to an infant who survived.
Texas Officer Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Off-Duty Deputy
A Texas police officer has been arrested on a murder warrant in the fatal shooting of a deputy sheriff, who was the officer's brother.
Texas Man on Death Row for Decapitating 3 Kids Loses Appeal
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal Wednesday from a 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row for stabbing and beheading his common-law wife's three children 15 years ago.
State Owes Counties $2.6 Billion for Indigent Defense Costs
Texas county commissioners say the state of Texas owes its 254 counties about $2.6 billion in for the cost of providing indigent defendants a proper trial defense.
Houston Man Pleads to $3.4 Million Fraud Scheme
Federal prosecutors say a 42-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $3.4 million from a Dallas-based design and construction company
Houston Baggage Handler Pleads Guilty to Officer Gun Theft
Federal prosecutors say a 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to stealing guns last year from the luggage of three Bellevue, Washington, police officers.
County Tax Collector Officials Arrested in Fraud Probe
Authorities have arrested multiple tax collector officials in the county that includes Austin on suspected fraud charges, and all tax collector satellite offices are closing until further notice as a result.
Ex-South Texas City Manager Sentenced on Corruption Charges
The former city manager of the South Texas town of Crystal City has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison on conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud and theft counts arising from a corruption probe.