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Runaway Texas Boy Was Locked in Box: Police

Runaway Texas Boy Was Locked in Box: Police

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GALVESTON, Texas) — A 9-year-old Texas runaway discovered by police is now in foster care, and his parents are under investigation after he said they made him live in a 6-foot by 8-foot box in their home. The boy, whose name is …

Runaway Texas Boy Was Locked in Box: Police

Runaway Texas Boy Was Locked in Box: Police

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GALVESTON, Texas) — A 9-year-old Texas runaway discovered by police is now in foster care, and his parents are under investigation after he said they made him live in a 6-foot by 8-foot box in their home. The boy, whose name is …

Ted Cruz Wins in Texas GOP Senate Runoff

Ted Cruz Wins in Texas GOP Senate Runoff

Bill Clark/Roll Call(AUSTIN, Texas) — Tea Party star Ted Cruz won the Texas Republican Senate primary Tuesday night, defeating “establishment” candidate and longtime Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.In the past several weeks, victory for Cruz, the …

Pakistani Woman Burned in Acid Attack Becomes US Citizen

Pakistani Woman Burned in Acid Attack Becomes US Citizen

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Julie Aftab’s joy masks the scars that cover the right side of her face.When she was 16, she was attacked in Pakistan by a man who was offended by the silver cross she wore around her neck.  He threw acid on her …

Texas Voters Head to Polls in Senate Primary Runoff

Texas Voters Head to Polls in Senate Primary Runoff

Bill Clark/Roll Call(AUSTIN, Texas) — After a long, expensive and fiercely-fought battle, the Texas GOP Senate primary will come to a close on Tuesday as voters cast ballots in the runoff between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Solicitor General Te…

Texas Senate Primary Hits Final Stretch

Texas Senate Primary Hits Final Stretch

Bill Clark/Roll Call(AUSTIN, Texas) — It’s been 19 months and tens of millions of dollars in the making, but the Texas Senate primary between former State Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is finally nearing its end.Next Tuesday, …

Sarah Palin to Campaign with Ted Cruz in Texas

Sarah Palin to Campaign with Ted Cruz in Texas

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Sarah Palin is getting back on the campaign trail. She’ll hit the road this Friday for an evening rally for Ted Cruz, Texas candidate for the U.S. Senate, at the Woodlands, north of Houston, his campaign and a…

Texas Cold Case: Arrest in 1980 Murder After DNA Match Made

Texas Cold Case: Arrest in 1980 Murder After DNA Match Made

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office(AUSTIN, Texas) — Nearly thirty-two years after Mildred McKinney was sexually assaulted, beaten and strangled in her home, authorities in Texas have made an arrest in the elderly woman’s murder.Authorities announced T…

Convicted Sex Offender Confesses to 1970s Murders

Convicted Sex Offender Confesses to 1970s Murders

Portland Police Bureau(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) — Oregon police are investigating the claims by a convicted sex “predator” that he committed three to four homicides in Portland between 1970 and 1993.Jeffrey Paul Cutlip called police in Brownsville, Texas, …

Texas Highway Accident Kills 14

Texas Highway Accident Kills 14

Texas Department of Public Safety(GOLIAD, Texas) — A highway accident just north of Corpus Christi, Texas, left 14 people dead and 9 injured when a pickup truck carrying 23 people ran off the highway and struck two trees.A white 2000 Ford pickup was h…

Top Six States Facing Major Financial Stress

Top Six States Facing Major Financial Stress

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new report by the State Budget Crisis Task Force paints a chilling picture of what’s ahead for U.S. states, even long after the 2008 recession officially ended.The pessimistic analysis identifies major threats to…

President Obama Wants to Be ‘Pioneer of Insourcing’

President Obama Wants to Be ‘Pioneer of Insourcing’

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(AUSTIN, Texas) — President Obama said Tuesday evening he wants to be a “pioneer of insourcing,” in contrast to his opponent, Mitt Romney, who Obama and his campaign are attempting to characterize as a “pio…

Obama Says Texas Will Be a Battleground State ‘Soon’

Obama Says Texas Will Be a Battleground State ‘Soon’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) — Greeting a crowd of donors in Texas on Tuesday, President Obama revved up Democrats in the traditionally red state telling them he sees shades of purple that might ultimately turn blue down the line.“The…

Rick Perry Demands that Obama Apologize

Rick Perry Demands that Obama Apologize

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — The Republican governor of Texas today welcomed President Obama to the Lone Star State by asking him to distance himself from comments made by Attorney General Eric Holder comparing the state’s 2011 vo…

Bank of America, Countrywide Whistleblower Kept 3-Year Secret

Bank of America, Countrywide Whistleblower Kept 3-Year Secret

David McNew/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Would you be able to keep a secret for four years that was so big it would make the five large U.S. banks pay up about $25 billion in a legal settlement? Kyle Lagow of Plano, Texas, had to keep a secret even from h…

‘Top 100 Tollway Violators’ in North Texas Owe More Than $9M

‘Top 100 Tollway Violators’ in North Texas Owe More Than $9M

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — Amber Young of Dallas is first on the North Texas Tollway Authority’s list of the top 100 highest unpaid toll invoices, which claims she owes the agency $179,596.43 for 8,366 instances.The top 100 toll violators …

Justice Department Challenges Texas Voter ID Law

Justice Department Challenges Texas Voter ID Law

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Attorneys for the Justice Department and the state of Texas had a showdown in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday over a new Lone Star State law that requires voters to show a photo ID before they ca…

Gov. Rick Perry Says Texas Won’t Implement Portions of ‘Obamacare’

Gov. Rick Perry Says Texas Won’t Implement Portions of ‘Obamacare’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday informing her that Texas will not implement two portions of President Obama’s health care pl…

Texas Police Search for Woman Who Allegedly Set Sister on Fire

Texas Police Search for Woman Who Allegedly Set Sister on Fire

Temple Police Department(TEMPLE, Texas) — Police are searching across two states for a woman who allegedly set her sister on fire in Temple, Texas, and fled the scene.When responding to a report of a domestic disturbance and a burn victim Saturday aft…

Texas Man Accused of Helping Wife Commit Suicide

Texas Man Accused of Helping Wife Commit Suicide

Harris Country Sheriff’s Office(HARRIS COUNTY, Texas) — A jailed Houston man said he and his wife were going through financial difficulties when he helped her commit suicide, according to authorities. Mark Kelly, 47, called the police Saturday morning…

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