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She was the quintessential recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University: a nimble breaststroker with a fierce work ethic and sharp intellect. But when Schuyler Bailar jumps into the school’s Olympic-size pool this fall, he instead will be a member of the men’s...
If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as an ugly symbol of racism, what about the beloved film offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American culture? I’m talking, of course, about “Gone with the Wind,’’ which won a then-record eight...
A Brenham veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow will not face charges at this time after an Austin County grand jury returned a "no-bill" in the case. A finding of no-bill indicates the grand jury examined all the evidence and determined there was insufficient proof...
A 16-year-old convicted of misdemeanor assault in the fatal punching of a fellow student at a Central Texas high school has been placed on probation and ordered to perform community service, undergo counseling and pay restitution to the victim's family. The New Braunfels Herald-...
Parents of a 7-year-old boy who was shot in the head with an arrow while celebrating his birthday at a Lake Conroe resort are now filling a lawsuit claiming negligence against the resort. Londen Chavez was with his family at Piney Shores resort on April 11. According to his...
According to the New York Times: Deadly Jihadist Attacks Total number of people killed: 26 Plot name Persons killed 2014 Washington and New Jersey Killing Spree 4 2014 Oklahoma Beheading 1 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing 4 2009 Little Rock Shooting 1 2009 Fort Hood Shooting 13 2006...
Sitting in his surgical gown inside a large medical suite in Reston, Va., a Vienna man prepared for his colonoscopy by pressing record on his smartphone, to capture the instructions his doctor would give him after the procedure. But as soon as he pressed play on his way home, he...
Daniel Gehlke said he plans to fight a $138 ticket for holding up a sign that said, "Cops ahead - Stop at Sign and Lights." Gehkle used a black permanent marker to write on a plastic lid to make the sign. "I think that the problem with my case is i interrupted their revenue for...
Running MetroRail, which already requires taxpayers to cover most of the cost, is about to get more expensive. Under a seven-year contract approved unanimously Monday by the Capital Metro board, MetroRail contractor Herzog Transit Services over the next seven years would be paid...