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A Texas appeals court has upheld a lower-court ruling that allows the developer of the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline to condemn Northeast Texas farm land for pipeline right of way. In a 29-page ruling handed down Tuesday, the 6th Texas Court of Appeals in Texarkana ruled...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tea party activists staged a meeting at the Texas Capitol urging Congress to withhold funding for the White House-backed health care law. ForAmerica Chairman L. Brent Bozell III co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots told Wednesday's event that now is the time...
Former state Rep. Raul Torres says he is running for state comptroller. The Corpus Christi Republican said Tuesday that he is tired of insider deals and that he would bring greater transparency to the office responsible for taking in revenues and disbursing them to state...
The military lawyers assigned to help the Fort Hood shooting gunman won't be allowed to present evidence on why he shouldn't get the death penalty. Shortly after Maj. Nidal Hasan rested his sentencing case Tuesday without presenting any evidence, his three stand-by attorneys...
The state's top education official has written to school districts, reminding them that using CSCOPE or other curriculum systems requires holding a public meeting. Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams wrote Tuesday that a recently approved law requires districts using...
A federal agency has cited a South Texas waterpark for several worker safety violations and imposed a fine of nearly $100,000 following the death of a lifeguard in March. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday that it found six...
A 19-year-old San Antonio-area man has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of his parents. Bryant Meza (MAY'-zuh) remains in Bexar (BAYR) County Jail in San Antonio suspected in the slayings of Fidel and Eva Meza. The couple's bodies were found early Monday...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Dallas-based medical group has asked the Texas environmental agency to cut air pollution from coal-fired power plants by strengthening rules and requiring equipment upgrades in older facilities. The Dallas County Medical Society filed a petition Wednesday with...
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge has begun deliberating the fate of a woman accused in the 2010 slaying of a 12-year-old Houston boy. Closing arguments concluded Monday in the capital murder trial of 47-year-old Mona Nelson, who authorities say killed Jonathan Foster and stuffed his badly...