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Report: Texas jobless face dual battles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Workforce Commission has rejected about a third of jobless claims last year and 27 percent the first half of this year, published reports say. More...

Mission man pleads guilty to money laundering, forfeits $250,000 and D. A.'s office gets $75,000

REF: State of Texas v. JOSE GUADALUPE GARZA, III Cause No. 2009-CV-0289-A and 2009-CR-0133-A SYNOPSIS: The Willacy County and District Attorney's Office announced today that $250,000. More...

Late freeze hurt some Texas wineries

DRIFTWOOD, Texas (AP) - Drought has damaged crops across Texas, but another weather problem earlier this year added to the trouble for wine growers. More...

QB McCoy and Longhorns aim for ring of their own

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With its gold band and fake diamonds, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy's 2005 national championship ring is little more than a gaudy dust collector at his parents' house. More...

State sales tax collections continue to drop

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas state sales tax collections for July were down 11.6 percent compared to last July. That's the word Friday from Comptroller Susan Combs. The state collected $1.65 billion in sales taxes for the month. More...

Added manpower allows inspections of gun dealers

HOUSTON (AP) - A fourmonth manpower boost is helping U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives inspect about 1,000 licensed gun dealers in and around Houston. More...

A&M Memorial Student Center being updated

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - The more than half-century old Texas A&M Memorial Student Center is closing for renovation and expansion. More...

Best Buy $9.99 TV offer was too good to be true

NEW YORK AP) Few if any of the deals retailers have offered online during the recession have been as good as Best Buy Inc.'s sale price of $9.99 on a 52-inch (132- centimeter) TV Wednesday. More...

Gomez sentenced to 14 years in prison for stabbing relative & assaulting police

The Willacy County and District Attorney's Office announced today that on August, 11, 2009, Daniel Gomez, 24, of Raymondville, TX, pled guilty in the 197th District Court to Judge Fidencio Guerra, Jr. More...

Bank robber gives teller name, picture ID

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ A man gave a teller his account number and showed a picture ID before robbing the bank. Now, the FBI says Jarell Paul Arnold is being held on federal bank robbery charges. More...

ARMED ROBBERY

Sunday night a man entered the Lyford Superette and asked the clerk for a package of cigarettes. He put a $5 bill down on the counter and when the clerk opened the cash drawer the robber tried to scoop the cash from the register. More...

Liquor board resumes sting operations using minors

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission says it'll soon resume sting operations using teenage decoys to see which stores sell to minors. More...

19 dead, 20 injured in Mexico prison fight

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A fight among inmates Friday at a prison in northern Mexico killed 19 inmates and left more than 20 injured, Durango state officials said. The battle apparently involved inmates jailed on drug or organized crime charges. More...

Driving teacher charged with drunk driving

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The owner of an Albuquerque driving school has been charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing his car. Police say Tom McGinnis was arrested Aug. 6 after he crashed his car in Rio Rancho. More...

Vehicle stolen from McAllen police parking lot

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - McAllen police didn't have to go far to reach the scene of a crime. More...

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