The 2018 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 2A all-state high school football team, released Sunday. Voting based on regular-season performance. Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position.
— LUCAS MARTIN, Mason, Sr. — 55 ...
Williams, No. 12 Texas women pull away from Stetson 65-46
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Danni Williams scored 15 points and No. 12 Texas overcame miserable long-range shooting to defeat Stetson 65-46 on Sunday.
Williams took the first two 3-pointers, hitting the second early in the game, but then the Longhorns (8-2) proceeded to miss their next 16 ...
RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — After raising five kids and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn’t be blamed for finally relaxing, but that’s not her.
Fein, now 84, went to back to school and will accomplish a long-held goal this week when she graduates from the ...
Redskins QB Alex Smith released from hospital, back home
Washington quarterback Alex Smith has been released from the hospital following multiple surgeries to his broken right leg.
His wife, Elizabeth Smith, posted an update on Instagram on Sunday morning and said she was ...
Texas lawmaker proposes casinos to subsidize wind insurance
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker has proposed subsidizing the state’s underfunded windstorm insurance and flooding assistance by building casinos in coastal counties.
State Rep. Joe Deshotel filed the bill on Dec. 7 to cover the cost of the Texas Insurance Agency by proposing to ...
Missouri man pleads guilty in $2.4M cattle fraud scheme case
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 57-year-old southwestern Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a $2.4 million wire fraud scheme and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Dwight Moody Cox, of Ozark, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count. He owns Dwight Cox Cattle Co., which bought cattle ...
Texas St. wins 8th in row, beats UT Rio Grande Valley 77-68
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Tre’Larenz Nottingham had 19 points and Nijal Pearson added 16 as Texas State held off a late rally to beat UT Rio Grande Valley 77-68 to win its eighth straight game on Saturday night.
Texas State (10-1) is off to its best start since 1952-53 when the Bobcats also ...
No. 11 Texas Tech thumps ACU to close out Coliseum
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech said goodbye to its longtime home with a blowout victory.
Jarrett Culver scored a career-high 30 points, Matt Mooney added 14 and the 11th-ranked Red Raiders raced past Abilene Christian 82-48 in the final game at sold-out Lubbock Municipal ...
Darnold shines, nearly delivers Jets another victory
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold nearly pulled off another one.
Six days after leading the New York Jets to the first fourth-quarter comeback victory of his young career, the rookie quarterback almost did it again — falling just shy in a 29-22 loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday ...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Houston Texans were trailing late and facing a second straight loss after a nine-game winning streak.
Deshaun Watson wasn’t having it.
The cool-headed, playmaking quarterback threw ...
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Ninety-six points were scored in the NCAA Division II championship game Saturday. Two points that weren’t scored made the difference.
Rogan Wells tied the championship record with five touchdown passes and Valdosta State won its fourth national title with a 49-47 ...
The family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody is disputing an account from U.S. officials who said she had not been given food or water for days.
Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan village
SAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala (AP) — Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from this small indigenous community in Guatemala where she spent her days ...
Roach finds spark as Texas crushes Grand Canyon, 98-60
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to long-distance shooting, Texas isn’t the most confident team, so a good start can provide self-assurance.
On Saturday, the Longhorns started fast and kept going, making a season-best 16 3-point baskets while defeating Grand Canyon 98-60.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Deshaun Watson threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Houston Texans to a 29-22 comeback victory over Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Saturday night.
After Darnold and Jets took their first lead of the game on Elijah ...
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Utah State routs North Texas 52-13 in New Mexico Bowl
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Utah State walked into the New Mexico Bowl with one of its best records in school history but uncertainty. Its head coach, Matt Wells, left to take the Texas Tech job. Interim coach Frank Maile had to prepare the Aggies with an army of graduate assistants and an ...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Beto O’Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress toured a remote tent city in West Texas on Saturday where they said that 2,700 immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $1 million per day.
The lawmakers urged the nonprofit running the ...
Texans RB Miller leaves game, Jets OT Shell carted off
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller left the game against the New York Jets on Saturday night with an ankle injury and was questionable to return.
Miller was injured early in the first quarter Saturday when he went down after a 1-yard run. He tried to get ...
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from ...
Veteran Texas Rep. Pickett, citing health issues, to retire
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Veteran Democratic lawmaker Joe Pickett says he will retire from the Texas House next month to address lingering health concerns.
Pickett said in a statement Saturday that he will retire Jan. 4 after 24 years as a state representative for El Paso.
Pickett says he ...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Texans and Jets will be without starting wide receivers, with Houston’s Keke Coutee and New York’s Quincy Enunwa inactive because of injuries.
Both Coutee (hamstring) and Enunwa (ankle) had been previously ruled out for the game Saturday.
Texans wide ...
Company eyes far SW Indiana county for wind farm project
MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — A Texas company is eyeing southwestern Indiana for a proposed 200-megawatt wind farm.
E.ON Climate & Renewables North America wants to erect up to 81 wind turbines in Posey County in the state’s far southwestern corner.
Construction of the wind farm ...
Capital murder suspect mistakenly released from Texas prison
WACO, Texas (AP) — Authorities have apprehended a 61-year-old man who was released from prison after serving a term for arson when he was supposed to have been transferred to Central Texas on a capital murder charge in the 2006 death of a woman.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A state district judge who’s facing criminal charges has been reprimanded by a state commission that criticized his conduct on the bench and says he inappropriately touched three women.
The State Commission on Judicial Conduct on Friday released the letters of ...
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Two artists are bringing more waves to a South Texas city along the Gulf of Mexico in the form of a large new mural.
Corpus Christi artists John Olvey and Kaleigh Glover recently unveiled their mural “City by the Sea” along the side of the Corpus Christi Trade ...
For 76-year-old Joe Biden, age a factor as he mulls 2020 run
As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he’s too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president.
The discussions suggest Biden is aware that ...
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Judge in health care case had blocked other Obama policies
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, who ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” Friday, is no stranger to the conservative resistance to Obama administration policies.
O’Connor, 53, is a former state and federal prosecutor who was nominated to the federal bench in 2007 by President George ...
SHENANDOAH, Texas (AP) — After falling to Mount Union last year in the Division III championship game, Mary Hardin-Baylor not only wanted to get back to the title game — and beat the Purple Raiders.
The Crusaders did that Friday night.
Jase Hammack threw for 147 yards and two ...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to a 2020 presidential run, Beto O’Rourke is still playing hard to get — even as the buzz around him intensifies.
The three-term Democratic congressman murmured “No decision. No decision on that,” when pressed by an attendee during a town hall Friday in ...
Texas mom sentenced in deaths of toddlers inside hot car
KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas mother whose two toddlers died after she left them inside a hot vehicle overnight was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Amanda Hawkins, 20, learned her punishment Wednesday for the June 2017 deaths of her two daughters in Kerrville, which is about 65 miles ...
Newspaper: Kilgore News Herald sold to M. Roberts Media
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Bluebonnet Publishing Co. has sold the Kilgore News Herald to Longview-based M. Roberts Media.
Terms of the deal were not released Friday.
M. Roberts Media owns the Longview ...
Remains of WWII pilot from Houston identified, crash in 1945
HOUSTON (AP) — The remains of a World War II aviator from Texas missing since a 1945 crash in the Philippines have been located and identified.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public money — in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The other swept in quietly before ...
Search continues for Texas inmate wrongly freed due to error
CONROE, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who was mistakenly released from a Houston-area jail due to a clerical error.
Officials with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office say 30-year-old Edward Manning was released from jail late Wednesday evening in place of another ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Bowl: North Texas (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2), Dec. 15, 2 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Utah State by 7 1/2
Series Record: Utah State leads 4-3
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Utah State is making its seventh postseason appearance in eight years but hasn’t won ...
North Texan gets 14 years for leading $29M bank loan fraud
DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors say a Dallas-area businessman who led a $29 million bank fraud loan scheme and advised clients to lie about their finances has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.
Eddie Contreraz of Frisco must also repay nearly $13 million in the scam involving about ...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As a high school football player, Jaxson Hayes had a slight problem that was only getting bigger: His body.
He was getting taller. An extraordinary growth spurt shot him up to about 6-foot-7, and he was taking a pounding at wide receiver.
“They were going at my ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri State University students have been documenting a migrant shelter at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Tornillo, Texas shelter opened this summer to house migrant youth who arrived at the border alone and was supposed to close after 30 days, according to ...
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Use of death penalty continues to decline in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — While Texas led the nation in the number of inmates executed in 2018, the use of capital punishment in the state continues to decline, according to a new report.
The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty said in its year-end review report the drop can be attributed, ...
New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells gets $18.8M, 6-year contract
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells has a six-year, $18.8 million contract, with Utah State getting an $800,000 buyout.
The school released details of the contract Thursday. Wells, who replaced Kliff Kingsbury after the former Texas Tech quarterback was fired, could earn ...
SWEETWATER, Texas (AP) — As much as 8 inches (200 millimeters) of snow has accumulated in parts of West Texas as a winter storm swirls over the area.
The snow accumulation late Thursday prompted state highway officials to close Texas Route 70 about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of ...
Cowboys trace top-5 defense to draft, starting with Lawrence
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli remembers the night the Cowboys traded up in the second round of the 2014 draft to grab DeMarcus Lawrence because they thought he was the last pass rusher on the board with the skills to become elite.
Four years and several ...
Ex-Baylor student can graduate from Dallas-area university
DALLAS (AP) — A former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape will be able to earn a degree from a Dallas-area university if he meets all the degree requirements.
University of Texas at Dallas President Richard Benson did not name Jacob Walter Anderson in a message sent Thursday, but ...
Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman’s 1994 death
DALLAS (AP) — A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.
Samuel Little entered his plea in the West Texas city of Odessa, where the body of ...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will be without two key playmakers on offense against the Houston Texans.
Starting running back Isaiah Crowell and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will not play because of injuries that kept them out of practice all week.
Crowell, who is ...