Woman convicted of killing a woman to take her unborn baby

NEW BOSTON, Texas — A Texas woman was convicted of capital murder Monday for killing a pregnant woman to take her unborn baby. A Bowie County jury in northeast Texas deliberated about an hour before finding Taylor Rene Parker, 29, guilty of the October 2020 murder of Reagan Michelle Simmons-Hancock, 21, and the abduction of … Read more

Woman who allegedly helped arrange migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard identified by CNN as former Army counterintelligence agent Perla Huerta

CNN — “Perla,” the woman who allegedly helped arrange migrant flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, has been identified by CNN as Perla Huerta, who served as a counterintelligence agent and combat medic specialist in the US Army until August. About 50 migrants were flown last month from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in … Read more

Migrant-death suspect ran detention center accused of abuse

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of two Texas brothers who authorities say opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the US-Mexico border, killing one and injuring another, was warden at a detention facility with a history of abuse allegations. The shooting happened Tuesday in rural Hudspeth County about 90 miles (145 kilometers) … Read more

Texas gubernatorial debate: Beto O’Rourke, Greg Abbott spar on guns, abortion and immigration

Guns. Abortion. Immigration. Texas’ closely-watched gubernatorial race hit the final stretch Friday night at the first — and likely only — debate between incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbottand Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourkeas the candidates sparred on some of the biggest issues facing votes in the state. While recent polls have shown O’Rourke trailing Abbott by … Read more

Mayor: 5 shot dead in Central Texas neighborhood

McGREGOR, Texas — Five people were shot dead in a Central Texas residential neighborhood Thursday, officials said. The incident happened at about 7:30 am Thursday morning in McGregor, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Waco. An armed man shot at police officers who arrived at the scene, McGregor Mayor Jimmy Hering told KCEN-TV. Officers … Read more

Patrick Mahomes celebrates Texas Tech Red Raiders’ victory over Texas Longhorns on Twitter

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has first-hand experience in the rivalry between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Texas Longhorns. He played for Texas Tech from 2014-16, facing Texas twice in that span, winning once. 1 Related On Saturday, the Red Raiders and No. 22 Longhorns added another chapter to their rivalry. After trailing … Read more

California governor urges overhaul of Democrats’ strategy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for an overhaul of Democrats’ political strategy on Saturday, saying the party is “getting crushed” by Republicans in part because they are too timid, often forced to play defense while Republicans “dominate with illusion.” Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas — the territory of Republican … Read more

Ex-cop acquitted of murder in shooting in small Texas town

GREENVILLE, TX — A former police officer in a small Texas town was found not guilty of murder Thursday in the slaying of a Black man who offered a handshake as the officer arrived to respond to a call about a fight at a convenience store. The Hunt County jury deliberated for more than five … Read more

Texas carjacker guns down dad, leaves toddler to die in hot car

A ruthless carjacker shot dead a Texas father — then left his victim’s 2-year-old son to die in 94-degree temperatures in the stolen SUV, according to cops. Bolanle Fadairo, 38, was charged with two counts of murder for gunning down the dad Tuesday afternoon and then abandoning the toddler, who was found dead more than … Read more

Texas migrants abandoned after Delaware flight canceled

San Antonio, Texas A black, luxury SUV with tinted windows pulled into a parking space along the side of a drab, two-story La Quinta motel planted on the northwestern edge of 12 lanes of highway that loop around downtown San Antonio. A woman with straight, light-colored hair got out of the rented Infiniti. She took … Read more