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A House committee has struck down an amendment that would have allowed visitors from other states to carry concealed weapons in the District of Columbia. The amendment failed Thursday by a 24-3 vote in the House Judiciary Committee, which is considering a bill that would allow...
A Houston surgeon has dropped a lawsuit demanding that his ex-fiance return a $73,000 engagement ring. Instead, Craig Fischer will pay the woman $100,000 to cover her legal fees. The Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/pyJWq4 ) reported Monday that Fischer apologized for the...
Workers in 23 Texas counties who lost their jobs due to wildfires have the opportunity to apply for job assistance. The Texas Workforce Commission on Monday announced an expanded presidential disaster declaration includes unemployment help for Navarro County. Anderson, Bastrop,...
Hundreds of people living in a Central Texas county devastated by September wildfires have received information on recovery and rebuilding. Bastrop County sponsored a town hall meeting Monday night that became a one-on-one opportunity for fire victims to get help. More than a...
Sears Holding Corp. says it's talking with two prospective destinations for its headquarters even as it talks to Illinois about staying in that state. Sears spokeswoman Kimberly Freely says officials recently conducted tours of two sites and continue to talk with government...
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has denied an appeal from a former suburban Houston police officer convicted and sent to death row for masterminding a plot to have his wife killed. The state's highest criminal court Wednesday rejected 32 points of error raised by lawyers for...
Federal and state weather forecasters and climate experts are getting together to brainstorm about the epic 2011 Texas drought and what weather trends might signal for the future. This year's drought already has cost the Texas agriculture and cattle industries more than $5...
A Union Pacific spokeswoman says cleanup may take several days after a freight train rear-ended a stopped train in Arlington. UP spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza says cleanup was taking longer than expected along the track near the Arlington-Fort Worth city line. The heavy equipment...
Flames have destroyed a 131-year-old office building in downtown San Antonio and damaged the bottom seven floors of a neighboring high-rise. The flames erupted before dawn Saturday on the first floor of the two-story Wolfson Building, across the street from Military Plaza. The...