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The official who oversees the Alamo Area Council of Governments' $15 million federal weatherization program has been placed on administrative leave amid allegations of mismanagement. AACOG Executive Director Gloria Arriaga confirmed Friday that she asked Housing Director Rose...
Dallas billionaires Sam and Charles Wyly were prolific donors to Republican campaigns for two decades, but the brothers lowered their profile in recent years as prosecutors investigated whether they used offshore trusts to hide stocks and other assets, according to campaign...
Drivers who imbibe be warned: Texas plans to step up enforcement of drunken-driving laws -- even though the effort won't include sobriety checkpoints like those used in many other states. On Thursday, the Texas Transportation Commission approved a $96 million safety plan that...
Heavily armed troops patrol the city, combat erupts in the streets and mutilated bodies are dumped in parking lots, ditches and curbs. After years of relative calm, the gangland nightmare is back — and yet, barely a single mention of the clashes here has been made by local radio...
The man who came to the house Wednesday evening appeared angry, so Heather and Jeffrey Monroe's oldest son took his siblings to the backyard of their great-grandfather's place to play with their two dogs. When the shooting started, the 14-year-old ran to a window and peered...
Texas schools will find out how well they performed last year when state accountability ratings are released today. The Texas Education Agency plans to release the results at 1 p.m. The ratings are mostly based on passing rates on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills...
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vowed to appeal a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday that barred the state from enforcing key provisions of its controversial immigration law, setting the stage for what is expected to be a prolonged legal battle. A day before the law was set to be enforced...
Hill Country reaction ranged from consternation to relief Wednesday as the Lower Colorado River Authority submitted its preferred route for new electric transmission lines. Environmental groups in Kimble and Gillespie counties decried the $367 million project's anticipated...
Pollution along the Texas coastline improved during the state's two-year drought, leaving its beaches cleaner than in other states. Gulf Coast beaches were closed or subject to public advisories for 231 days last year because of contamination and pollution, according to an...