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Stories with place: Texas
  • Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:01 am
  • ANAHEIM, California - Ryan Getzlaf spent the final seconds of the Anaheim Ducks' playoff opener in the dressing room with a large ice bag pressed to a nasty cut on his left cheek.

  • Astros' George Springer to make debut 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:48 am
  • HOUSTON - George Springer got his first game with the Houston Astros out of the way on Wednesday night.

  • Homer by Moustakas lifts Royals over Astros 6-4 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:29 am
  • HOUSTON - Mike Moustakas has been mired in such a tough start to the season he joked that he tried to do a little something extra to make sure the ball he hit in the 11th inning would carry out of Minute Maid Park.

  • Texas town recovering, year after deadly blast 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:17 am
  • WEST, Texas - As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.

  • Cruz makes just 2nd border visit as US senator 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:08 am
  • HARLINGEN, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is making just his second visit to the 1,200-mile Texas-Mexico border since taking office nearly 16 months ago.

  • Mariners falter in 9th, lose 3-2 in Texas 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:41 am
  • ARLINGTON, Texas - The ace pitchers were out of the game, and the Seattle Mariners had the lead with two outs in the ninth inning.

  • Rangers rally for 2 in 9th to beat Mariners 3-2 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:23 am
  • ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas center fielder Leonys Martin wound up being the star of a battle of top pitchers.

  • Grizzlies grab 7th seed, beat Dallas 106-105 in OT 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:21 am
  • MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Memphis Grizzlies had every reason to ease up in the regular season finale after pushing hard the past three months to reach the postseason.

  • Hill leads Lakers over Spurs in finale, 113-100 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:44 pm
  • SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers have vastly different reasons to be glad the regular season is over.

  • Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:09 pm
  • HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.

  • Rangers' Saunders cuts short bullpen session 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:29 pm
  • ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers left-hander Joe Saunders cut short a bullpen session Wednesday because of pain in his left ankle.

  • IndyCar drivers calmer after Long Beach tempers 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:39 pm
  • FORT WORTH, Texas - Tony Kanaan got a text of apology from Ryan Hunter-Reay. Will Power tried to apologize in person to Simon Pagenaud.

  • Houston health care enrollment exceeds forecast 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:26 pm
  • HOUSTON - More than 177,000 Houston residents have signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace, far exceeding expectations for the city.

  • State awards $4.8M to West recovery efforts 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:56 pm
  • WEST, Texas - State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15.

  • Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:51 pm
  • WEST, Texas - Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.

  • Davis has successful neck surgery, campaign says 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:41 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' campaign says she has undergone successful neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm.

  • CEO of regional carrier PSA Airlines to retire 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:36 pm
  • FORT WORTH, Texas - PSA Airlines, which operates regional flights for US Airways, says that its CEO and president will retire and be replaced by the president of US Airways Express.

  • Vanderbilt adds Roberson to signing class 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:50 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Vanderbilt has added 6-foot-7 forward Jeff Roberson to its recruiting class.

  • Condemned Dallas killer gets go-ahead for appeal 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:46 pm
  • HOUSTON - A federal appeals court is allowing the convicted killer of an off-duty Dallas police officer to move forward with an appeal that contends his trial attorneys failed to provide evidence of a troubled childhood that could have swayed jurors from sending him to death row.

  • Teen emerges from painful childhood, honored 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:44 pm
  • CHELSEA, Alabama - Maygen Boaz-Jeffords remembers her first run-in with the law. She was 7 years old.

  • Paul McCartney plans June performance in Lubbock 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:39 pm
  • LUBBOCK, Texas - Lubbock and Texas Tech University officials have announced that Paul McCartney will perform in the West Texas city June 14.

  • Shelf life of props an ongoing theater debate 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:22 pm
  • SAN ANTONIO - A few years ago, Dave Morgan got a call from someone asking if he'd be interested in an assortment of oversize fake fruits and veggies. "I said, 'Of course.' Why wouldn't I?" said Morgan, artistic coordinator for Magik Theatre in San Antonio. He was pretty sure he'd find a use for it. And he was right. An enormous strawberry and a giant banana both factored into Morgan's elaborate set for last fall's staging of "Willy Wonka." The giant carrot, however, has yet to strut and fret its hour upon the stage. That's show biz. Live theater - which, in San Antonio, includes Magik, Overtime Theater, The Playhouse San Antonio and Sheldon Vexler Theatre, among others - frequently requires all sorts of odd and everyday items to make shows come to life. So theater companies' storage areas tend to be bursting at the seams with all sorts of stuff.

  • Sen. Cruz raises $890,000 in year's 1st quarter 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:22 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz raised nearly $890,000 in the year's first quarter - about half what poured in following his helping lead last fall's partial government shutdown.

  • Crews to assess damage to rig struck by large wave 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:52 am
  • GALVESTON, Texas - The owner of an offshore drilling rig is waiting for weather off the Texas coast to improve to assess damage to the rig after it was struck by a large storm wave.

  • East Texas man killed at home week before trial 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:31 am
  • HALLSVILLE, Texas - Police in East Texas are investigating the shooting death of a man one week before he was to go on trial for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.