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  1. West Texas US marshal resigns after firing threatenedRead the original story

    Thursday May 12 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The marshal for the U.S. Western District of Texas has left office after the Justice Department warned that he would be fired for misusing his office if he didn't resign. A Justice Department spokesman on Thursday said only that Robert Almonte was no longer employed by the department.


  2. Agency: Damaged guardrail caused Texas prison bus wreckRead the original story

    Wednesday May 11 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Federal investigators have confirmed that a West Texas prison bus accident that killed two prison guards and eight inmates was caused by the bus striking a piece of displaced highway guardrail. The National Transportation Safety Board in a report released Wednesday said the bus lost control Jan. 14, 2015, when it struck the damaged guardrail along a bridge on Interstate 20 west of Odessa.


  3. 5 educators arrested in El Paso schools fraud schemeRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 27 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Five veteran El Paso school district educators were arrested Wednesday after a federal grand jury indicted them on conspiracy charges in an alleged scheme to rig the district's high-stakes test scores by removing low-performing students from classrooms. The five named in a six-count federal indictment unsealed Wednesday include a former associate superintendent and a former principal and assistant principals at an El Paso high school.


  4. SpaceX launches futuristic pop-up room, lands rocket at seaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | The Las Vegas Sun

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- SpaceX resumed station deliveries for NASA on Friday, and in a double triumph, successfully landed its booster rocket on an ocean platform for the first time. The unmanned Falcon rocket soared into a clear afternoon sky, carrying a full load of supplies for the International Space Station as well as a futuristic pop-up room.


  5. Blue Origin successfully tests same rocket for third timeRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2016 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A private space company completed its third successful unmanned rocket launch and safe landing in West Texas with the same vehicle it used during previous tests. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said in a series of tweets from his official Twitter account that the reusable New Shepard launched Saturday near Van Horn, Texas, and returned to Earth with another upright landing.


  6. Man charged with capital murder in El Paso officer's deathRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2016 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A 45-year-old man has been charged with capital murder after authorities say he intentionally crashed his vehicle into a West Texas police officer who was on his motorcycle at an intersection. Investigators initially believed the fiery chain-reaction wreck March 10 that killed El Paso police Officer David Ortiz was an accident.


  7. Prison plays hide-and-seek with ex-polygamist sect leaderRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2016 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Earlier this year, a wife of former polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs tried to visit him at a Texas state prison with a tiny microphone implanted in her hollowed-out watch. Another time recently, a woman planning to visit the convicted sex offender was denied entry after a metal detector found something buried in her hair and she refused to show it to a corrections officer.


  8. In Scalia's last days, ranch guests included hunters' groupRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Among the guests at a Texas ranch where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died were members of an exclusive society of hunters known as the International Order of St. Hubertus. The owner of the Cibolo Creek Ranch, John Poindexter, identified himself as a member of the order in his company biography.


  9. Latest: Report says nothing amiss in suite where Scalia diedRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2016 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The Latest on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in West Texas : A sheriff's incident report shows nothing appeared out of place around the bed where Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead in his West Texas resort suite. The Presidio County Sheriff's Department report obtained by The Washington Post late Tuesday shows that three pillows were stacked to elevate Scalia's head.


  10. Scalia death phone inquest unusual but not unprecedentedRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2016 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A county judge's determination via telephone that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes and required no autopsy was unusual, Texas officials said, but sometimes happens in rural areas of Texas where a county can be bigger than some U.S. states. Within two hours of Scalia's body being found Saturday at Cibolo Creek Ranch in remote West Texas, Presidio county Judge Cinderela Guevara, who was 60 miles away, consulted by phone with the county sheriff and a U.S. marshal and concluded there was no foul play.


  11. Photo: A hearse and a SUV leave the Cibolo Creek Ranch onRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2016 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A hearse and a SUV leave the Cibolo Creek Ranch on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, on U.S. 67 near Shafter, Texas. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead Saturday morning at the private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas after he'd gone to his room the night before and did not appear for breakfast, said Donna Sellers, speaking for the U.S. Marshals Service in Washington.


  12. Photo: President Barack Obama speaks to reporters SaturdaRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2016 | The Las Vegas Sun

    President Barack Obama speaks to reporters Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, Calif.


  13. Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's deathRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2016 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death: "He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues.


  14. Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2016 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas. Spokeswoman Donna Sellers said Scalia had retired the previous evening and was found dead Saturday morning after he did not appear for breakfast.


  15. Mother hopeful son's death in Texas jail won't be repeatedRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The mother of an Army sergeant who died in a West Texas jail in 2012 while serving a weekend DWI sentence says she's concerned similar jail deaths could happen. James Brown died after being removed from his El Paso County Jail cell after becoming belligerent.


  16. Small plane crashes in West Texas near state's highest peakRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A single-engine airplane has crashed near the highest peak in Texas, causing an explosion and scattering debris across an area half a mile wide.


  17. Texas woman survives driving off top of 3-story garageRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Police say a West Texas woman has non-life-threatening injuries after her foot slipped off the brake and her truck drove off the top of a three-story parking garage, landing upside down in a street. Abilene police say the 47-year-old Tuscola woman was trying to park in a bank's garage Friday when her foot slipped.


  18. Defense rests in capital murder retrial of Texas surgeonRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The defense has rested in the capital murder retrial of a West Texas plastic surgeon accused in the 2012 slaying of a pathologist who was dating his ex-girlfriend. Dixon testified last week that he had nothing to do with the July 2012 stabbing and shooting death of Dr. Joseph Sonnier III at the victim's home in Lubbock.


  19. Agency apologizes for worker's candy-for-Americans signRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A federal agency has apologized after an employee posted a sign outside his West Texas home saying Halloween candy would only be given to Americans. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a statement Wednesday saying the sign, which was written in Spanish, "does not reflect the opinion of this agency."


  20. Chief fires Texas officer who killed unarmed 19-year-oldRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2015 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A Texas police officer who killed an unarmed 19-year-old college football player was fired Monday for failing to follow police department policy, putting himself and other officers in danger, the department's police chief said. Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said Officer Brad Miller's pursuit of 19-year-old Christian Taylor in the Friday shooting was "questionable."


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