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Man found guilty of rape in El Paso

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A man charged with two rapes last year has been found guilty in one of them.

Lubbock man indicted in law office slaying

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A 28-year-old Lubbock man has been indicted in the beating death of a lawyer who was killed at the law office where both men were staying.

Building groundbreaking held at South Texas campus

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for a medical education building that will house classrooms and lab space for students at the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Man dies after being struck by bat in Abilene

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Abilene police are investigating the death of a man who was struck in the head with a baseball bat by his former boss as he tried to force his way into the man's home.

Dallas officer fatally shoots man after incident

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Dallas police say an off-duty officer shot one of two men who died following a confrontation between people in separate vehicles at a gas station.

Texas man sentenced for sexual assault of child

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

An East Texas man has been sentenced to three 99-year prison sentences for sexually abusing a 14-year-old female relative.

In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust — holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods.

Police: Houston father charged in son's death

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Police say a Houston father has been charged with killing his 2-month-old son.

Texas County reaches $775,000 deal in Taser case

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Bastrop County has settled a federal lawsuit for $775,000 with the family of a high school student who suffered a brain injury after a deputy shot him with a Taser.

Texas road-rage murder case coming to a close

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A Southeast Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash.