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North Texas Couple Gets 7 Years In Prison For Forced Labor Of Child

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mohamed Toure, 58, and Denise Cros-Toure, 58, of Southlake, Texas, were sentenced by a U.S. District judge to seven years in prison each and ordered to pay more than $288,000 in restitution.


As Execution Nears, Texas Town Reflects On Infamous Dragging Death

JASPER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community’s history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killin


31-1A Baseball: Falfurrias edges London

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — It took an extra day, but the Falfurrias Jersey Bulls' baseball team all but ended London's playoff hopes with a 5-3 win at Cabaniss Field Friday. Falfurrias scored four runs in the first two innings thanks in large part to five London errors in that stretch.


Two Texas men die in head-on crash

LOVING, N.M. (AP) Authorities say two Texas men were killed when their vehicles collided head-on in southeastern New Mexico. The New Mexico State Police says a vehicle driven by R.A. Steve Stephens, 19, of Trinity on Friday crossed the center line of State Road 128 near Loving and collided with a pi


One of the Deadliest Places on the Southwest Border

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Twin brothers driving separate vehicles charged with DWI after crash that injured Texas deputies

Twin brothers driving separate vehicles were both charged with driving while intoxicated over the weekend after two deputies were injured in a crash on a Houston freeway. The Harris County Precinct 8 Constable’s Office said in a Facebook post that officers were initially investigating a "major accid


Texas killer dies, questions still remain about girls' death

NAVASOTA, Texas – A man serving 70 years for a 1978 slaying near Houston who was also under investigation in the unsolved killings of several missing girls has collapsed and died in a Texas prison.


Decomposing Bodies of Two Migrants Found on Texas Ranch — 80 Miles from Border

Sheriff’s deputies in a small county located about 80 miles from the Texas-Mexico border recovered the badly decomposing bodies of two migrants who died while being smuggled around an immigration checkpoint.


6 people killed in small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas

Authorities confirmed that six people died in a small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas, according to KWTX-TV in Waco. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane crashed on Monday morning, during an attempted landing shortly before 9 a.m.


Brooks Co. Judge Speaks on Funding for Recovery of Immigrant Remains

NEAR FALFURRIAS – The Brooks County judge says about $14,000 of county funds goes to the recovery of immigrant bodies or remains. This includes the recovery, identification and autopsies performed on immigrant bodies found.


Kingville murder takes plea deal after retrial

KINGSVILLE, Texas — A murder suspect received a plea deal in Kleberg County where he was looking at the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence if convicted. Hugo Rangel-Botello pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of Gilbert Burrell.


Texas mom missing after failing to pick up son from babysitter

MESQUITE, Texas -- A 26-year-old Texas mom was scheduled to pick up her son from the babysitter on Wednesday night, but she never showed up. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing to the police after friends and family made several attempts to reach her by phone.


Weekend crash leaves one Texas A&M student dead, another injured

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KWTX) A weekend accident in College Station left a Texas A&M senior dead and a second student injured. Nathan Matos, 22, of New Jersey, died in the two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.


Solitary confinement worsens mental illness. A Texas prison program meant to help can feel just as isolating.

TENNESSEE COLONY — For nearly two years, Geremy Sledge sat alone in his Texas prison cell about 23 hours a day. He was placed in solitary confinement — called administrative segregation by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice — after he stabbed another inmate he says stole from him in 2015.


$2 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Texas about to expire

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- The person who bought a Powerball ticket worth $2 million is about to see their good luck run out. A Quick Pick ticket matching five of the six numbers drawn for the Oct. 27, 2018 drawing was purchased at Valero Corner Store located at 603 Harvey Road, in College Station, but


Early voting begins for May elections in Texas

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - Early voting started Monday for people across the state of Texas. Voters are selecting candidates for cities and school districts. Because the May elections only include local seats, turnout is relatively low compared to general elections, where voters choose statewide a


Police shoot, kill man at Watauga home where woman was found dead inside

Watauga police shot and killed a man who had been ordered to stay away from a home where a woman was found dead inside, authorities said Monday. Police told KXAS-TV (NBC 5) that Watauga officers were called about 10:30 a.m. Monday to the 6500 block of Wooddale Drive about a reported violation of a p


Former HMK teacher indicted for online solicitation

A former H.M. King High School theatre arts teacher is currently being held in the Kleberg County Jail after he was indicted by a grand jury and arrested on three counts of online solicitation of a minor, along with one count of attempted possession of child pornography.


First female commander named at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2375

KINGSVILLE, Texas — History was made this week in Kingsville at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2375 when they elected their first ever woman commander. Kingsville native Ann Marie Torres will serve as commander for the 2019 - 2020 term.


Retrial for 2015 homicide to begin Monday at Kleberg County Courthouse

KLEBERG COUNTY, Texas — A three-year-old trial for a murder is taking center stage in Kingsville, Texas, again as a retrial is set to begin Monday. Kleberg and Kenedy Counties District Attorney John Hubert believes there is overwhelming evidence against Hugo Rangel Botello, the man accused of shooti