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A local father and son facing criminal charges related to their status as Republic of Texas officials contend they're being illegally persecuted for their politics. Prosecutors say they're merely upholding the laws of the state of Texas. Charles Tiller IV, 41, is accused of...
Marine Lance Cpl. Philip P. Clark and his wife, Ashton, were making big plans for his return from Afghanistan this summer. “We had a lot of plans and wanted kids. He wanted to have a baby as soon as he got home, and we were talking about that,” she said. “He wanted a girl, and...
A Jefferson High School teacher was scheduled to return to the classroom today, more than a week after she was placed on administrative leave following allegations she made racist remarks to students. Senior Augustine Ortiz complained that a May 6 discussion on Arizona's...
The offer of new digs for the governor was not entirely without precedent. And the price was right. “$1 a year,” declared Texas AFL-CIO President Becky Moeller, standing beside a green-and-white mobile home on cinder blocks in the labor group’s parking lot near the Capitol...
Bill White's arsenal of issues against Rick Perry – school dropouts, toll roads, the governor's business subsidy fund, his longevity in office and divisive campaigning and governing – has a familiar ring. Kay Bailey Hutchison used them all in the Republican primary. And lost...
President Barack Obama shuns talk of a "war on drugs." But when he welcomes Mexican President Felipe Calderón to the White House today, that nation's bloody fight with drug cartels – and its implications for U.S. security and immigration policy – will be a top agenda item. The...
Before Deepwater Horizon, the British Petroleum oil rig that’s now 5,000 feet under the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Atlantis Project. When it began production in 2007 at a site about 200 miles south of New Orleans, that BP holding was the world’s deepest oil and natural gas...
Nearly a month into one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history, federal officials say the known death toll of birds and mammals is relatively small, but some damage may be unseen and could worsen now that crude is spreading to more areas rich with wildlife. As rust-colored...
In a response to the dangers of insurgent warfare, Randolph AFB has assigned a new squadron that eventually will train more than 500 airmen annually to fly and operate remote-controlled aircraft. Thursday's reactivation of “The Phantom Knights” — Randolph's 558th Flying Training...