Texas struggles to keep pace as thirst for water intensifies

DALLAS (AP) — About 1,000 people arrive in Texas each day, drawn by jobs, newly built homes and other opportunities. But in a state where prolonged drought is a regular occurrence, officials are strug...

Police execute search warrant at Catholic Diocese of Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Investigators who were "thwarted" during earlier investigations of child sexual abuse by priests on Wednesday searched the offices of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas to obtain evidence of...

Report: Air quality harmed as Texas oil production booms

DALLAS (AP) — The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it's coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a repor...

Catholic leaders in Texas name 286 accused of abusing minors

DALLAS (AP) — Catholic leaders in Texas have identified 286 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children, a number that represents one of the largest collection of names to be released sinc...

Opera singer Daniels, husband arrested on sex assault charge

DALLAS (AP) — A renowned opera singer and University of Michigan professor is in police custody on allegations that he and his husband in 2010 sexually assaulted a singer in Houston. ...

Texas wild canines found to have link to endangered red wolf

DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes. The finding has led to a ...

Report: Driver fatigue contributed to deadly Texas bus crash

DALLAS (AP) — A bus driver with "acute sleep deficit" failed to stay in his lane and caused his vehicle to careen out of control, resulting in a wreck that killed nine people and injured nearly 40 oth...

FBI: Man confessed to 90 killings in effort to move prisons

DALLAS (AP) — A 78-year-old inmate who says he killed more than 90 people as he moved around the country for nearly four decades offered his confessions as a bargaining chip to be moved from a Califor...

Inmate confesses to 90 deaths; investigators corroborate 30

DALLAS (AP) — A man convicted of three California murders and long suspected in numerous other deaths now claims he was involved in about 90 killings nationwide spanning nearly four decades, and inves...

Texas requires large schools to report player concussions

DALLAS (AP) — Texas officials are requiring that the state's largest schools report concussions suffered by high school athletes in a move seen as the nation's biggest effort to track brain injuries a...

All 15 Texas Catholic dioceses to name accused priests

DALLAS (AP) — All 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas will release early next year the names of clergy who have been "credibly accused" of sexual abuse of a minor, the Diocese of Dallas said in a statement ...

Ballistic vests part of the uniform for more firefighters

DALLAS (AP) — Houston officials will spend up to $1.4 million to purchase ballistic vests for firefighters as they join a growing number of cities buying the vests to better protect firefighters who a...

Dallas police respond to shooting with proactive approach

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police swiftly admitted that a white officer who shot a black man in his own apartment last week had made a mistake. They expressed contrition, turned the case over to independent...

Dallas leaders' proactive stance tamps down shooting protest

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas leaders swiftly admitted that a white officer who shot a black man in his own apartment last week had made a mistake. They expressed contrition, launched an independent investigat...

Texas woman whose child is missing had son who was killed

DALLAS (AP) — A woman who lives at a Texas home where the body of a young child was found buried in a flower garden had a son who was fatally beaten more than a decade ago, officials said Monday. ...