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Dallas has done a good job of helping the homeless. But more supportive housing is needed. It should be spread equally across the city. And an apartment building in an Oak Cliff neighborhood is no place for such an initiative. So went the wide-ranging sentiments Monday night...
Money-saving measures BP took while designing the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico appear to have dogged efforts to bring the massive oil spill under control. Documents released by congressional investigators show that modifications to the well design BP made last year...
Overwhelmed and saddened by the gargantuan size of the Gulf oil spill? A little mathematical context to the spill size can put the environmental catastrophe in perspective. Viewing it through some lenses, it isn't that huge. The Mississippi River pours as much water into the...
Two local cases — one of them fatal — of a form of hepatitis once thought to be rare in the United States have captured the attention of state and local health officials. Hepatitis E, a viral infection of the liver, was long considered a problem mainly in developing countries —...
Gov. Rick Perry says his first trip to China has led to increased exposure for Texas in Asia. Perry, in a conference call from Taiwain on Monday, told reporters that he held talks with two Chinese companies that are interested in making investments in Houston and in Corpus...
If you're about to warn your teenager about the dangers of texting or talking on the phone while driving, a new report suggests you look in the mirror first. A study released Friday by The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project says adults and teenagers are...
The Texas attorney general's office has launched an exhaustive investigation of the Alamo and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The Daughters, the caretakers of the state-owned battle site, have three weeks to gather a list of documents, including e-mails, financial audits...
In his first year as mayor, Julián Castro prided himself on achieving City Council unanimity on most key votes, and has praised this council as a highly “collegial” group. That bond might be tested next Thursday when a Castro-led resolution denouncing Arizona's immigration law...
State Rep. Linda Harper-Brown said Friday that she was the "victim of misleading political attacks" in the wake of revelations that she drives a luxury car owned by a company that makes millions through state transportation contracts. Harper-Brown, R-Irving, accused Washington...