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An enormous, gentle Asian elephant that recently arrived at the San Antonio Zoo was beaten and neglected while traveling with small circuses, government records indicate. The zoo's executive director, Steve McCusker, has declined to discuss Boo's past in detail. But he said she'...
Two City Council members want to get rid of the fast-food menus and other advertisements that are left dangling on people's doorknobs, irritating some and causing others to fear for their property. Modeled after an Alamo Heights ordinance that took effect last year, Councilman...
The FBI has asked for a copy of a surveillance video­tape that allegedly shows Houston police officers beating and kicking a handcuffed, then-15-year-old boy lying on the ground and not resisting arrest — footage that Mayor Annise Parker called disturbing Thursday. Chad Holley,...
An army of workers conducted frantic combat on Thursday with booms, chemicals and even fire to limit the damage from a massive oil spill invading the Mississippi River delta. Pushed by swift southeasterly winds, the arrival of the oil slick opened a new chapter in the Deepwater...
More than three-fourths of Texans who called seeking appliance rebates from the state this month had their calls dropped by the contractor who handled the program, according to the state comptroller. In response to an open records request from The Dallas Morning News,...
Democrat Bill White must appeal to an unlikely source to win the race for governor: the Grand Old Party. In one of the most conservative states in the country, White is hoping to peel off enough Republicans and independents to beat incumbent Rick Perry, the poster boy of the...
In response to a News 8 investigation, the Texas Department of Transportation will take action to prevent some contractors from collecting millions of dollars in bonus profits. TxDOT rules currently allow some contractors to keep windfall profits that come from falling...
Cash Express, an Irving-based company that makes payday loans and cash advances, faces at least 20 lawsuits in state court over its debt collection practices, and 96 similar complaints with the Texas Attorney General's office. "It's something that haunts me when I sleep at night...
A Walzem Elementary School kindergartener was suspended this week because of a swirl design cut into his closely cropped hair. Five-year-old Tyran Miller was getting out of his mom's car Monday morning when Principal Laura Huggins noticed the design. “As soon as she saw his head...