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An international team of astronomers including Michael Endl of The University of Texas at Austin have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun. The long-sought new world, called Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11...
Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas. He was 80. The LBJ Presidential Library in Austin announced Hardin's death in a statement Thursday. His son, Brad Hardin,...
A Texas jury has found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another one. The jury returned the verdict Thursday in a Houston courtroom. Zachary Stevens and his parents had sued GM, claiming a faulty...
AUSTIN – On May 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice issued a guidance letter that told schools across the country that, as a condition of receiving federal funds, they were now required under Title IX to allow students to use intimate...
A new smartphone app making its debut this week allows members of the public to do their part to promote public safety by reporting breaches of the peace and other incidents which occur inside businesses licensed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. TABC:Mobile is now...
The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.01 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents more than last week and 30 cents less per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the...
The Texas Transportation Commission today approved the 2017 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) with $70 billion worth of projects to help TxDOT meet the state’s growing transportation demands. The plan is the largest of its kind in the agency’s history that addresses capacity...
The Sigma Nu fraternity has suspended all activities of its Kappa Sigma chapter at Texas A&M University following the death by drug overdose of a member last weekend. A fraternity statement Thursday announced the suspension while an investigation into the death of 19-year-...
Students and adults have marched to a new school complex in a Central Texas town where a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people. Classes began Wednesday at the combination West High School and Middle School, following a march from the elementary campus left standing...