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AMAN BATHEJA STAR-TELEGRAM Buckle up. It's going to be a bumpy legislative session. Lawmakers in Austin are weighing several changes directed at drivers. Some have been proposed in the past only to be stalled by outraged opposition. Others have already been enacted in other...
Gerry Smith AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN Last week, Jutta Gebauer found a note under her office door. A military recruiter was requesting another campus visit. "I responded that I wasn't interested, but he called today, and he's already scheduled to come in April," said Gebauer, a...
ASSOCIATED PRESS Roughly 20 percent of sex offenders released from prison to two South Texas counties over an 18-month period failed to register with authorities or gave incomplete addresses, an investigation by two newspapers showed. The Houston Chronicle and San Antonio...
ADAM NAGOURNEY The New York Times Three of the leading Republican presidential candidates on Saturday denounced one of their party’s best-known conservative commentators for using an antigay epithet when discussing a Democratic presidential contender at a gathering of...
MIKE SNYDER Houston Chronicle Starting today, motorists in several areas of Houston who receive traffic citations will have the option of getting a packet of information in Spanish. The packets, which have been distributed in English for the past two years, include information...
Blaine Harden THE WASHINGTON POST Punctuating a fundamental change in American family life, married couples with children now occupy fewer than one in every four households -- a share that has been slashed in half since 1960 and is the lowest ever recorded by the census. As...
LISA SANDBERG The furor about sexual abuse of troubled offenders in the Texas Youth Commission has focused on a single facility in far West Texas. But 245 miles away, about the same time, other juveniles were apparently falling victim to another alleged sexual predator working...
NEWSCHANNEL5.COM Former vice president Al Gore was involved in a security breach at the Nashville Airport when an American Airlines employee led him and his entourage around security, a clear violation of policy. "There are no exceptions. Everyone must go through security,"...
ROBIN TONER and JANET ELDER A majority of Americans say the federal government should guarantee health insurance to every American, especially children, and are willing to pay higher taxes to do it, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. While the war in Iraq...