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Bill White tried to create some daylight between himself and Gov. Rick Perry on the hot-button issue of immigration Monday whiley denouncing Arizona's controversial new crackdown on undocumented immigrants. On Saturday, Perry told members of the National Council of La Raza that...
Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that he won't attend a meeting of border state governors if it isn't held in Arizona, which some of the participants are boycotting in protests of the state's tough new illegal immigration law. For 27 years, governors representing U.S. and Mexican...
The state is facing a shortage of 71,000 nurses by 2020 as demand continues to outpace supply, the Texas Department of State Health Services says. Tens of thousands of qualified applicants have been turned away from nursing schools for at least five years because there aren't...
The credit scores of millions more Americans are sinking to new lows. Figures provided by FICO Inc. show that 25.5 percent of consumers – nearly 43.4 million people – now have a credit score of 599 or below, marking them as poor risks for lenders. It's unlikely they will be able...
Police charged a father with murder Sunday, accusing him of beating his 6-year-old to death because the boy would not fall asleep. Police say the fatal, eight-hour beating was the final episode in at least two weeks of abuse that Tekerrious Jackson suffered since coming to spend...
A man mixing materials to make homemade fireworks was killed Sunday night when he miscalculated and the mixture exploded, authorities said. The incident occurred just after 7:30 p.m. at the man's home in the 5100 block of Sherry Drive on the city's Southwest Side. Police Sgt...
While the weak economy dominated the official agenda at the summer meeting of the National Governors Association, concern over immigration policy pervaded a closed-door session between Democratic governors and White House officials Sunday and simmered throughout the three-day...
The prospective new operators of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie are committed to building a luxury hotel-casino on the grounds of the horse racetrack if Texas approves a major expansion of gambling, Grand Prairie Mayor Charles England says. With lawmakers reopening the debate...
As authorities awaited test results Saturday to determine if BP's disastrous spill in the Gulf is the source of all or just some of the 150 gallons of tar patties that oozed to Texas' coast over the last week, the U.S. Coast Guard stepped up effort to look for signs that trouble...