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Gwendolyn was 8 when a close family relative began offering her as a party favor to men attending weekly poker games at his house. She remembers being touched and kissed in places where she should not have been, and vaguely remembers being raped, but said she has blocked many of...
A Marine Corps veteran is being sued by his Cypress-area homeowners association because the flagpole on which he flies the United States and Marine Corps flags does not meet his subdivision's design guidelines. Mike Merola and his lawyer, Lee Thweatt, say this is a classic case...
A Texas minister and an associate are accused of selling fake identification documents to illegal immigrants. A federal grand jury has indicted Felipe DeJesus Coronel Pacheco and Luis Angel Tovar Cisneros on charges of conspiracy to defraud the government and manufacturing...
Get acquainted with a phrase that will be oft-repeated in the upcoming 82nd Legislature’s brawls over public education: unfunded mandate. And there will be brawls. As lawmakers come under pressure to help schools cope with the reduced funding that the budget shortfall will...
U.S. agents are armed with the secrets of a convicted Houston gunrunner, information that could lead them to top Mexican drug-cartel bosses and the Texas firearms dealers suppling high-powered weapons. Christian Garza was sentenced to three years in federal prison as a result of...
Seguin has joined several area cities in banning texting and using applications on cell phones while driving. The new ordinance went into effect Saturday, joining bans already in place in San Antonio, Universal City, Selma and Converse. The Seguin City Council voted unanimously...
For much of his 21 years in Congress, Rep. Ron Paul has been a party of one. The Lake Jackson Republican's libertarian sensibilities make him a cult figure to some and a painful thorn in the side to others, including members of his own party. In retaliation for prizing ideology...
In the old days a 2 percent boost in pay wouldn't sound like much. But for the folks who haven't had a raise in a year or two — or who had to face a continuing diet of furloughs and pay cuts during the Great Recession and its aftermath — it sounds positively glorious. In the new...
In August, 60 years after the University of Texas admitted its first black student, the school welcomed the first incoming freshman class in its history in which white students were in the minority. White students, who accounted for 51 percent of UT’s freshman class in 2009,...