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The test drive is over. Researchers in a new report claim electric vehicles are helping fight global warming. That success also has road-builders and state lawmakers worried. “Electric cars are putting the brakes on pollution.” That’s the headline from a report released Tuesday...
The mother who was separated from her baby girl for an entire morning admits she never should have left her child alone in the car. Lashanna Hailey stopped for a soda at the Texaco gas station at 1110 North Sam Houston Parkway West Monday around 1 a.m. Hailey said she was...
Plans for a so-called “bullet train” that backers say would carry passengers between Houston and Dallas in 90 minutes are expected to clear an early hurdle. Federal officials on Wednesday are scheduled to announce if Texas and the private company behind the rail project can...
A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country have unanimously approved a resolution calling on cities to use natural solutions to fight the impacts of climate change. Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors voted in Dallas on Monday on the resolution that encourages...
Texas Republican leaders Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott are ramping up criticism of President Barack Obama for more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have poured across the southwestern border of the U.S. in recent months. The U.S. senator and Texas attorney general on Monday...
State figures show criminal acts in the Texas prison system are rampant as authorities have filed 3,000 charges against prisoners since 2009 and nearly 600 more against corrections officers in that time. Inmates have been accused of committing a variety of crimes while...
The largest city in Texas will be getting a fourth area code. The Public Utility Commission of Texas on Monday announced Houston will add the 346 telephone area code on July 1. The new number involves an overlay of existing area codes 713, 281 and 832 in Harris, Fort Bend,...
A federal review has determined some South Texas physicians stopped accepting veterans as patients because a Veterans Affairs center was not reimbursing the doctors in a timely manner. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel in a report released Monday also found the VA center in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas countryside could become dotted by billboards up to 65 feet tall under a rule revision being considered by the Texas Transportation Commission. A public hearing has been scheduled Tuesday at Texas Department of Transportation headquarters. Such...