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NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

| |Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

This has been the NFL's worst week.

Texas teacher accused of sexually assaulting teen

|Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

Police say a North Texas teacher arrested this week for sexually assaulting a teenager has told investigators he has HIV.

USS Saratoga arrives in South Texas to be scrapped

|Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has arrived at its final destination in South Texas, where it will be scrapped.

West Texas towns seek new ways to get water

|Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

Officials in Mineral Wells say if the water level in the lake that serves as the city's main water supply keeps dropping then they only have enough water to last until June.

Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

| |Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players.

Ex-con gets 70-year sentence for rape, robbery

|Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

An ex-convict has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for beating and raping a North Texas woman last year before stealing her car.

Rate hikes not challenged by Texas commissioner

|Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

The Texas insurance commissioner has allowed the three largest home insurers to impose significant rate hikes on many policyholders despite the objections of a state consumer advocate.

Texas woman sentenced in school embezzlement case

|Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

The former business manager of a Central Texas school district has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for embezzling more than $500,000 from the district.

More than 100 animals seized from Texas property

|Friday, Sep. 12, 2014

The Galveston County Sheriff's office and the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have seized more than 100 animals from a residence in Santa Fe, about 30 miles southeast of Houston.

Man drowns in Devil's Punchbowl east of Aspen

|Friday, Sep. 12, 2014

Authorities are investigating a drowning at a popular swimming hole east of Aspen.