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Man charged with kidnapping in Houston van theft

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Houston police say a man accused of stealing a daycare center minivan containing five young children has been charged with kidnapping.

Former Mexican state official to forfeit $6.5M

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The former treasurer of a Mexican border state has agreed to forfeit $6.5 million to Bexar (bayr) County, prosecutors in San Antonio said.

Convicted Texas rapist sentenced to life in prison

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

An El Paso man convicted of rape has been sentenced to life in prison.

Man gets life in prison in death at Tyler park

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A man convicted in the death of a woman caught in gang crossfire while at an East Texas park with her 3-year-old son has been sentenced to life in prison.

Man found fatally shot on San Antonio trail

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A 19-year-old man has been found shot to death on a San Antonio trail.

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.

1 killed in explosion at Arlington garage

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Fire officials say one man was killed and another injured in an explosion at an Arlington home's garage while they were tampering with illegal consumer-grade fireworks.

Suspected murder-suicide in 2 Fort Worth deaths

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Police suspect a murder-suicide in the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in the bedroom of a Fort Worth house.

Austin bans hand-held cell phone use while driving

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The Austin City Council has approved a law banning the use of hand-held cellphones and many other portable electronic devices while driving.

Sheriff: Texas minister charged in assault

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Texas authorities have charged a Bastrop youth minister who they say had sex with a 16-year-old girl.