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Irving illegal immigrants' charges are mostly misdemeanors 05:02 AM CDT on Thursday, October 11, 2007 By SERGIO CHAPA / Al Día schapa@aldiatx.com IRVING – Most of the charges faced by the 1,638 illegal immigrants arrested in Irving and placed in federal custody over the last 13...
Pit bull's owner likely to be charged in attack Injuries could lead to first felony of its kind in Harris County, and 10-year term By SALATHEIA BRYANT Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Citing a new state law, Harris County prosecutors are expected to file a felony charge against...
Canada's Expectant Moms Heading to U.S. to Deliver Wednesday, October 10, 2007 By Sara Bonisteel Mothers in British Columbia are having a baby boom, but it's the United States that has to deliver, and that has some proud Canadians blasting their highly touted government...
Did you drive on Interstate 35 in early September? Where were you going, and why? How many people were in the car with you? And by the way, how many people live in your house? The Texas Department of Transportation wants to know, and a company it hired may have videotaped your...
By Jason Embry AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Texas collected more in taxes last year than expected, Comptroller Susan Combs said Tuesday. The state ended the 2007 budget year Aug. 31 with an $8.5 billion surplus, which was $1.5 billion more than Combs...
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech has banned the sale of a T-shirt bearing the likeness of Michael Vick hanging the dog mascot of rival Texas A&M. The red and black shirts, with text that says "VICK 'EM" on the front in an apparent reference to the Aggies' slogan "Gig 'em," was...
An estimated 1 million young Californians had a sexually transmitted disease in 2005, including 1 in every 4 or 5 young people in Los Angeles County, researchers said Tuesday. "We were expecting high numbers . . . even to us," said epidemiologist Petra Jerman of the Public...
For Thompson, It's Showtime Michigan Debate Is Seen as a Crucial Test By Michael D. Shear Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, October 9, 2007; Page A01 In his month-old quest for the White House, Fred D. Thompson has already endured withering criticism from evangelical leader...