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Tuesday 02/19/2019
Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 6:31 pm

Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers called for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after the agency confirmed it had been force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike.

FAA probes Southwest calculations of baggage weight on jets
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 6:31 pm

Federal officials have told Southwest Airlines to fix the way it calculates the weight of luggage loaded on flights after finding frequent mistakes during a yearlong investigation.

Texas senator defends bill empowering husband's office
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 6:16 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The wife of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday that a bill she filed that would change state securities law "has literally nothing to do" with her husband facing criminal charges of defrauding investors, even as experts said the proposal appears to strike near the heart of his indictment.

Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoil
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 6:16 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela's capital, asks his daughters in Louisiana whether they've gone to church and says he plans to spend his Sunday doing pushups to keep his body and spirit intact.

Lawmakers tour Florida migrant teen camp, want policy shift
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 5:46 pm

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Congressional Democrats from Florida and Texas on Tuesday toured a migrant camp, where they said children are being held for too long in a place that has a "prison-like" feeling.

Concho Resources: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 5:16 pm

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Concho Resources Inc. (CXO) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.51 billion.

Diamondback: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 5:16 pm

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Diamondback Energy Inc. (FANG) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $306.7 million.

EnLink Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 5:16 pm

DALLAS (AP) — EnLink Midstream LLC (ENLC) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $61.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

Recovery from 2017 Hurricane Harvey continues in Dickinson
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 5:00 pm

DICKINSON, Texas (AP) — Jeff Elsey has moved around a lot over the past 18 months.

O'Rourke won't rule out being vice presidential candidate
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 5:01 pm

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn't ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate — even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he'll seek the presidency.

Encore Wire: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 4:18 pm

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Encore Wire Corp. (WIRE) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $25 million.

American Campus Communities: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 4:04 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — American Campus Communities Inc. (ACC) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations.

Reptile replicas: 19 turtle statues completed in Galveston
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 4:02 pm

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Organizers say the first 19 Kemp's ridley sea turtle statues in Galveston's Turtles About Town project are completed and being set up.

Texan blamed for 5 slayings since 2012 gets life in prison
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 4:00 pm

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Prosecutors say a San Antonio man blamed for attacks since 2012 that left four women and one girl dead has been sentenced to life in prison without chance for parole.

Texas Roadhouse: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 3:30 pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Texas Roadhouse Inc. (TXRH) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $30.3 million.

Supreme Court rules out death penalty for Texas inmate
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:48 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — A long legal fight over whether a Texas death row inmate could be executed ended Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the 59-year-old man is intellectually disabled and thus cannot be put to death.

Chief: Houston police will end use of no-knock warrants
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 2:03 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police will no longer use no-knock warrants following a drug raid on a home that turned into a deadly shootout in which two suspects were killed and five undercover officers were injured, the city's police chief said.

Inside the battle to host the 2020 Democratic convention
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 1:34 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee are scrambling to lure the Democratic National Convention in 2020, but each city has something left to prove.

Religious orders apologize for sex abuse inaction, cover-ups
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 1:34 pm

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic religious orders from around the world apologized Tuesday for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties, denial and cover-ups.

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
Posted: February 19, 2019 - 12:01 pm

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:

2 fatally shot at Texas complex, suspect caught in Louisiana
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 11:30 am

HENDERSON, Texas (AP) — Police say two people have been fatally shot and two wounded at an East Texas apartment complex and a suspect has been captured in Louisiana.

Flypast honors US bomber crew who died saving British kids
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 10:48 am

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Tony Foulds has a routine when he visits the memorial for 10 American airmen killed in World War II.

Superior Energy: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 9:45 am

HOUSTON (AP) — Superior Energy Services Inc. (SPN) on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $750.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

NexPoint Residential Trust Inc.: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 7:30 am

DALLAS (AP) — NexPoint Residential Trust Inc. (NXRT) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations.

Noble Midstream Partners: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 7:16 am

HOUSTON (AP) — Noble Midstream Partners LP (NBLX) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $39.8 million.

USA Compression: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 7:00 am

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — USA Compression Partners LP (USAC) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $10.2 million.

Noble: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 6:46 am

HOUSTON (AP) — Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $824 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

Westlake: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 6:32 am

HOUSTON (AP) — Westlake Chemical Corp. (WLK) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $123 million.

Pioneer Energy: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 6:17 am

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (PES) on Tuesday reported a loss of $14.5 million in its fourth quarter.

Westlake Chemical Partners: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 6:16 am

HOUSTON (AP) — Westlake Chemical Partners LP (WLKP) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $11.9 million.

Helix Energy: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 4:32 am

HOUSTON (AP) — Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (HLX) on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $13.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

Service Corp.: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 4:45 am

HOUSTON (AP) — Service Corp. International (SCI) on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $193 million.

Apergy: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 4:45 am

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Apergy Corp. (APY) on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $22.6 million.

Belles of the ball: Dem freshmen courted by 2020 hopefuls
Updated: February 19, 2019 - 1:33 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-voting South Carolina.

Monday 02/18/2019
Detained Mexican migrant dies in Texas hospital
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 10:01 pm

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas.

Protests slam Trump's declaration as states ready lawsuit
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 8:31 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters around the U.S. spent Presidents Day rallying against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration as at least a dozen states planned a lawsuit to block Trump's latest ploy to fund his long-promised border wall.

Winter weather advisories in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 5:31 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service says a storm system could produce snow and ice in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.

Police: Man witnesses say killed ex-girlfriend kills self
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 3:30 pm

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Police say a man who witnesses said fatally shot his ex-girlfriend in the head in Central Texas was later found in his vehicle with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Correction: Grab And Go Shopping story
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 3:45 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about retailers adopting technology to allow shoppers to buy goods without waiting in line, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a provider of checkout-free shopping technology. The company is Grabango, not Grabandgo.

Border wall a complex issue for 2020 prospect Beto O'Rourke
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:46 pm

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When President Donald Trump visited Beto O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready.

Texan who confessed in church to slaying gets life in prison
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 12:15 pm

BROWNWOOD, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who confessed in front of his church congregation to the 2016 beating death of a fellow church-goer has been sentenced to life in prison.

Sunday 02/17/2019
Houston asking to have firefighter pay measure invalidated
Updated: February 17, 2019 - 4:00 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — A legal battle over pay raises for Houston firefighters shows no signs of being resolved anytime soon.

Deputies say woman shot, injured after music complaint
Posted: February 17, 2019 - 2:23 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a Houston woman was shot and injured after complaining about loud music from a party.

Search for SE Texas fisherman ends after body found
Posted: February 17, 2019 - 12:08 pm

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its search for a missing Southeast Texas fisherman after a body matching the man's description was found.

Texas man shoots self in stomach during daughter's party
Posted: February 17, 2019 - 9:33 am

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities says a suburban Houston man was injured after he accidentally shot himself in the stomach at his daughter's birthday party.

Construction on new Corpus Christi bridge behind schedule
Updated: February 17, 2019 - 9:15 am

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Construction on a $930 million project to replace a Corpus Christi bridge is behind schedule despite reaching a major milestone this month.

Mountain Home Fire Department to receive first brush truck
Posted: February 17, 2019 - 12:01 am

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The city of Mountain Home now owns a brush truck, thanks in part due to the recently instituted Public Safety Tax and the Mountain Home Rural Fire Protection District.

Saturday 02/16/2019
Mexico: Makeshift migrant shelter near border to close soon
Updated: February 16, 2019 - 8:01 pm

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — An improvised shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined in the border city of Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass, Texas, will close next week, authorities said Saturday.

Country star Miranda Lambert reveals secret marriage
Updated: February 16, 2019 - 6:15 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert celebrated Valentine's Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married.

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