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By Kate Alexander AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, April 06, 2007 Without fanfare or fireworks, the Austin City Council on Thursday gave City Manager Toby Futrell a modest raise and so much praise that they ran out of words. "All the superlatives are gone by now," said Council...
Roger Croteau Express-News SAN MARCOS — Texas State University has launched an investigation into the fraternity house where three students and a companion are believed to have been drinking before their pickup was swept into the Blanco River early Sunday. Firefighters plucked...
By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News tstutz@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – A Republican senator boycotted an opening prayer in the chamber by a Dallas Islamic spiritual leader on Wednesday, saying he didn't want his presence viewed as an endorsement of the man and his views. Sen...
By JAKE BATSELL / The Dallas Morning News jbatsell@dallasnews.com Drunken-driving checkpoints could soon be popping up on Texas roads after a state Senate committee gave its unanimous blessing Wednesday. Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, told fellow lawmakers that checkpoints...
NEW YORK -- The city's new official condom is a "sensation," according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration, which announced Wednesday that City Hall gave away a record 5 million in the first month of a distribution program. The free condom initiative is part of the city'...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The lawyer and parents of American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh asked President Bush on Wednesday to commute his 20-year prison term, citing the case of an Australian man who was sentenced to less than a year for aiding terrorism. Lindh, 26, was...
By KEVIN MORAN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Muggings and car break-ins are not unusual in the southeast Houston neighborhood around 76th Street and Avenue H, but residents expressed surprise that a 77-year-old neighbor had shot a suspect who allegedly broke into his house...
4/6/07 The Masters Tournament has become the U.S. Open in April! Another day of few rounds under par, fewer birdies and a gallery that had little to cheer for on this breezy cool day. And guess what, temps should be lower on Saturday on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National...
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A child in need of a home could force her grandparents out of theirs because their Gulf Coast community is for people 55 and over. Kimberly Broffman's grandparents have to make a choice -- their house or their granddaughter. "We said, 'We're not going to get...