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Hospital Re-Educates Staff After Newborns Switched

Posted: 01/27/2012 - A Texas hospital has re-educated staff on patient identification procedures after two newborns were accidentally switched for about three hours after getting circumcised.

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Long-Time Texas Death Row Inmate Loses Appeal

Posted: 01/27/2012 - A longtime Texas death row inmate from Houston has lost a federal court appeal that argued his trial lawyers were deficient for not challenging the selection of an all-white jury to consider his capital murder case.

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Texas' New Math Standards Dependent On New Book

Posted: 01/27/2012 - The Texas Board of Education has approved new math standards for schools statewide - but only if the Legislature provides funding for new books to help students cope with tougher curriculum's.

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Texas A&M-led Colonias Program Marking 20 Years Of Service To Texas Border

Posted: 01/27/2012 - After two decades focused on improving the quality of life for residents of the impoverished, relatively undeveloped villages, or “colonias,” clumped near population centers on the U.S. side of the Texas-Mexico border, the Texas A&M University Colonias Program is celebrating its myriad achievements by honoring its staff and the host of volunteers and community partners who have contributed to its success.

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Feds Reject Texas Request For Insurance Waiver

Posted: 01/27/2012 - The federal government has rejected a request by Texas to be excluded from a new law that would limit how much health insurance companies can spend on overhead.

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Dallas, Company At Odds After Pig's Blood Spill

Posted: 01/27/2012 - A Dallas meat packing company says a clogged sewage line spilled pig's blood into a creek behind its slaughterhouse and polluted the Trinity River with animal flesh, hair and other body parts.

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Former Child Center's Director Guilty Of Theft

Posted: 01/27/2012 - A West Texas woman who formerly ran a children's advocacy center has pleaded guilty to a theft count after she was accused of embezzling thousands of dollars in federal funds from the non-profit center.

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Texas Executes First Inmate of 2012

Posted: 01/26/2012 - Convicted killer Rodrigo Hernandez has been executed in Texas for the abduction, rape and strangulation of a 38-year-old woman in San Antonio 18 years ago.

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Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured

Posted: 01/26/2012 - Norris Wayne Smith, 39, one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, was arrested Wednesday in Sherman, Texas. An anonymous tipster will receive a $7,500 reward from the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office for providing information leading to his arrest.

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Texas Man gets Prison Over Guns for Mexico

Posted: 01/26/2012 - Prosecutors say a South Texas man who lied about buying guns destined for Mexico has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

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San Antonio Woman's Killer Set to Die Thursday

Posted: 01/26/2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a convicted killer should be spared execution in the Texas death chamber for the slaying of a 38-year-old woman in San Antonio almost two decades ago.

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