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The bus passengers thought they were making a quick few thousand dollars just for carrying bags on a bus across the Texas-Mexico border. One was recruited in an Atlanta coin laundry, another at a nightclub and one more handed a bag from a stranger in Charlotte, N.C. Almost all...
Troubled youths who were diverted to community programs have had success staying out of state lockups, but those already limited programs may be vulnerable to future cuts, juvenile justice leaders told a state committee Wednesday. Also at Wednesday's hearing, state budget...
Spirits were high and voices were raised in jubilation at the Torchlight Parade and Rally on the University of Texas campus Wednesday night. T he festive event was a stark contrast from the events which unfolded Tuesday when 19-year old Colton Tooley, a U.T. sophomore opened...
As students at the University of Texas reel from Tuesday's public suicide by a gun-toting student at the library, campus administrators say preventing suicide and violence among students is an ongoing effort, and each tragedy holds a lesson. Among college-age students, suicide...
One Jersey Village High School student was leaving band practice with his mother while a fellow student was speeding down a busy road in northwest Harris County when their paths intersected with devastating force Monday. The collision at the intersection of North Gessner and...
Three Mexican states have filed lawsuits in San Antonio against BP Plc., Transocean, Halliburton and associated companies over the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, alleging the oil plume has made it into international waters and will have an adverse impact on the...
University of Texas junior Eric Gladstone was sitting in his 500-student organic chemistry class Tuesday morning when his cellphone buzzed with a text message – an urgent warning that a gunman was loose on campus. Looking around, he noticed others glancing at their cellphones...
The Keller Youth Association board voted last week to continue its support for association President Steve Craft, who has been embroiled in controversy after his ties to sexually oriented businesses became known. But some association parents who do not support Craft said they...
Texans these days may or may not know that when the Lone Star State was admitted to the Union in 1845, Congress authorized it to form “new States of Convenient size, not exceeding four in number and in addition to the said State of Texas.” The idea has cropped up now and again...