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RICHARD STEWART Houston Chronicle After facing intense opposition against a proposed ordinance that would have outlawed the use of the "n-word" in his town, Brazoria Mayor Ken Corley announced Thursday he would drop the proposal altogether. Corley's decision brought applause...
Dafna Linzer THE WASHINGTON POST The Bush administration has authorized the U.S. military to kill or capture Iranian operatives inside Iraq as part of an aggressive new strategy to weaken Tehran's influence across the Middle East and compel it to give up its nuclear program,...
RUMMANA HUSSAIN Chicago Sun-Times Winning a Chevrolet Corvette is the stuff of dreams. In Maribel Nava Alvarez's case, it has been a nightmare. The former Little Village resident said officials with local radio station La Ley 107.9 FM and its parent company, Spanish Broadcasting...
ASSOCIATED PRESS The University of Texas is countering a jab from an Aggie business owner by taking him to court over his "saw em off" variation of the familiar Longhorn logo. The UT System Board of Regents claims in its lawsuit that Fadi Kalaouze's merchandise adorned with an...
TREBOR BANSTETTER STAR-TELEGRAM Passengers on an American Airlines flight that was stuck on the tarmac in Austin for nearly 10 hours last month are pushing for a national Passengers Bill of Rights to protect traveling consumers. The proposal would require airlines to return...
JAY PARSONS The Dallas Morning News The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas on Tuesday announced plans to guarantee free tuition for in-state undergraduate students with family incomes below $25,000. The two local schools join a University of...
ERICKA MELLON The Houston Chronicle The Houston Independent School District started doling out checks Tuesday to the teachers who earned the biggest bonuses for boosting student test scores. The day brought smiles and dreams of exotic vacations — plus worries that morale would...
Natasha Altamirano THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal agents taking a break from an unrelated assignment yesterday arrested 24 illegal aliens at a Fells Point 7-Eleven after the men attempted to solicit "underground" employment from the agents. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
Josephine Hearn THE POLITICO Freshman Rep. Stephen I. Cohen, D-Tenn., is not joining the Congressional Black Caucus after several current and former members made it clear that a white lawmaker was not welcome. "I think they're real happy I'm not going to join," said Cohen, who...