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Texas voter ID law goes to court

Texas state officials went to federal court Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny hundreds of thousands of people -- many of them minorities -- access to the ballot.

Feds unveil indictments in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's slaying

Federal authorities unsealed Monday an indictment charging five men in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and offering up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of the four men still at large.

East Texas Medical Center awarded for cancer care

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to the East Texas Medical Center Institute, as well as a select group of accredited cancer programs surveyed in 2011.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes settle divorce

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have signed a divorce settlement hammered out by their lawyers, the attorney for Holmes told CNN Monday.

Mexico accuses U.S. agent in fatal border shooting

Mexico's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. border patrol agent of fatally shooting a Mexican citizen over the weekend.

Weekend plane crash kills one in Harrison County

Harrison County officials confirm one person has died after a plane crashed in the northeastern part of the county.

East Texas All Star showcase at Liberty Hall

Attention local music lovers! Saturday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to midnight, Liberty Hall will play host to the second annual East Texas All Star Showcase.

Commercial space company moving headquarters to Texas

MIDLAND – Gov. Rick Perry today joined XCOR Aerospace and the Midland Development Corp. to announce the creation of XCOR’s new Commercial Space Research and Development Center headquarters at the Midland International Airport.

City of Tyler mailing survey for public input

In the next week, a random sampling of 2,000 Tyler residents will receive a survey in the mail asking for their input about City services and community planning.

Inmate allegedly binds hostage with shirt, uses spoon as weapon

Former Doña Ana County Detention Center inmate Joshua Martinez, 21, faces felony charges following a July 4 incident in which he took two fellow inmates hostage in a booking cell.