Environmental personnel drive onto the Texas City Dike with oil containment booms for oil remediation following a barge collision in the ship channel, causing an oil spill Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Houston. The barge carried 924,000 gallons of fuel oil. (AP Photo/ Houston Chronicle,  Brett Coomer)

Barge leaks oil into Galveston Bay after collision

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A barge carrying 924,000 gallons of thick, tarry fuel oil collided Saturday with another ship in the Houston ship channel and was leaking oil, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard said in […]


The lethal injection gurney in Huntsville, Texas, (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Texas finds new execution drug supply

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the […]


Drivers kills 2 at Southwest by Southwest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Police say a man and woman have been killed after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the […]


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Pregnant, brain-dead woman’s husband sues hospital

DALLAS (AP) — The husband of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman on Tuesday sued the hospital keeping her on life support, saying doctors are doing so against her and her family’s wishes. The lawsuit filed […]