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West Texas pit bull recovering after attack

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A West Texas pit bull is recovering after police say its owner tried to kill it with a knife and hammer.

Body of 2nd worker recovered at El Paso plant

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

El Paso firefighters have recovered the body of a second man who died in an accident at a wastewater treatment plant.

Texas man gets 60 years in child sex abuse case

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A Texas man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old relative.

Report: Texas caseworkers didn't follow protocols

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Texas inspector general has found that four Child Protective Services workers failed to follow protocols in the case of an 8-year-old girl who died under their watch.

Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas.

3rd person dies of injuries from helicopter crash

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A medical crew member aboard a helicopter that crashed in Wichita Falls Oct. 4 has died of his injuries.

Prosecutors: Ex-treasurer stole $3M from company

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Federal prosecutors say the former treasurer of a Houston-based health care system embezzled nearly $3 million that was used for private jet travel, gambling in Las Vegas and to pay off credit card bills.

El Paso ISD to keep state managers until election

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The Texas education commissioner says the state-appointed board of managers will continue to oversee the El Paso Independent School District until three new school trustees are elected next spring.

Texas cities' rainfall totals

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Precipitation totals for several Texas cities through Oct. 21, along with the normal rainfall for each and the percent of normal each city has received since Jan. 1.

Border deaths drop to 15-year low

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.