Texas News

The devil may be in the details. But for Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the details spell opportunity on her road back from defeat in the race for Texas governor. The 66-year-old insider is working to parlay the nitty gritty of President Barack Obama's decision to extend space...
It's funny how a choice that makes total sense at the time can turn out so, so badly. For Texas Sen. John Cornyn, such was the case in his early and ardent embrace of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, from which he has spent months backpedaling. Crist was highly popular, so it was a...
Naturalized U.S. citizen Tundee Obazee from Nigeria said he thanks Arizona for its tough new illegal-immigration law because "it forces us to deal with this." The national shouting match over immigration will play out today in a downtown Dallas march. Police are preparing for a...
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...