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Speed traps find ways to still snare motorists Web Posted: 04/08/2007 11:13 PM CDT Thomas Korosec Houston Chronicle ESTELLINE — With his lean profile and weathered face, Officer Barney Gilley looks every bit the part of a West Texas law officer. Now and then, tourists stop and...
Measure would require passing cars to give bicyclists room Web Posted: 04/08/2007 10:49 PM CDT Alysha N. Hernández Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Only within the past month has Sandra Vaughan felt strong enough and safe enough to ride her 20-speed bicycle in slow and steady circles in...
Pilot's potty-mouth grounds Northwest flight ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A Northwest Airlines flight was canceled because the pilot was yelling obscenities during a cellphone conversation while people were boarding, and cursed one passenger, a federal official said Saturday. The pilot...
New York City Couple Hails Cab to Arizona Sunday, April 08, 2007 NEW YORK — Betty and Bob Matas have retired and are moving to Arizona, but like many New Yorkers they don't drive, and they don't want their cats to travel all that way in an airliner cargo hold. Their solution: "...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Most Florida felons will regain voting and other civil rights more quickly after completing their sentences under changes approved Thursday by the governor and the state clemency board. Republican Gov. Charlie Crist pushed the change, saying the rights...
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...