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Single Stream allows customers to mix recyclable paper, plastic and glass in one bin. City Officials say this method has many advantages: Toss ALL your recycling into one cart Recycle MORE and more types of items Encourages MORE residents to recycle Starting Monday and extending...
Texas football coach Mack Brown's wife was injured while hiking before the Longhorns' victory over Colorado. Sally Brown, 54, was taken to Boulder Community Hospital with a possible broken wrist and cuts to her face after falling on a rocky trail. Texas beat Colorado 38-14. Now...
BlessDogs100308.jpg Three weeks ago, Kathy Angulo adopted a Chihuahua which she says had been a breeder in a puppy mill. On Friday, Angulo took her two Chihuahuas to Austin's SPCA on Anderson Lane for a special occasion. She heard Pastor Karl Gronberg, of the Gesthemane Lutheran...
The final hours brought an awful realization to victims of Hurricane Ike: They had waited too long to flee. They saw that this storm wasn't like the others that left nothing worse than a harrowing tale to tell. George Helmond was a hardy Galveston salt who watched the water rise...
Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick has appointed a special committee to review state and local government response to Hurricane Ike. The lawmaker from Midland visited some damaged areas after Ike hit Southeast Texas on September 13th. Representative Sylvester Turner of Houston...
Here are details on how much has been raised by the campaigns of Republican U.S. Senator John Cornyn and Democratic challenger Rick Noriega. The information is for the third quarter: -- Cornyn's campaign says it raised 1.86 million dollars in the third quarter and that it had 7...
First lady Laura Bush last night served dinner and offered comfort to Hurricane Ike evacuees in Houston. Bush stood at a food line, passing out boxed dinners of rigatoni and meatballs to a few dozen of the some 600 people spending nights on cots. The evacuees from the September...
GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin questioned presidential candidate John McCain's decision to abandon efforts to win Michigan. The Alaska governor -- in an interview with Fox News Channel -- said she was disappointed that the McCain campaign decided to stop competing...
Four Texas congressional Democrats and two Republicans switched their votes to help pass the $700 billion bailout bill. The six Texans had voted against the bill on Monday but voted for it Friday afternoon. The bill passed the House by a vote of 263-171. Democrats who changed...