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BP pledged Monday to speed up efforts to collect more oil from its gushing Macondo well as Washington continued to turn up the heat on the British oil giant and the company's board met to consider options for paying for the widening disaster. Under a new plan, which BP had been...
Police cited NFL quarterback Vince Young in the assault of a man who disrespected the University of Texas Longhorns inside a northwest Dallas strip club early Sunday morning. Surveillance video shows the former University of Texas star and Club Onyx employee Creiton Kinchen, 45...
Texas A&M has grown starry-eyed for the Southeastern Conference, an Aggies insider said Sunday, and A&M considers its overall athletic endeavors grander than the death of a conference rivalry game on Thanksgiving. A&M’s board of regents likely will meet late this...
Parts on the Guadalupe River downstream from New Braunfels, including six small lakes, might remain closed to recreation through Aug. 1 due to submerged watercraft and vehicles, broken docks and other debris left by last week's flooding. The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority...
The Dallas Cowboys, the State Fair of Texas, the Sixth Floor Museum and other high-profile organizations regularly have relied on a security firm that recently paid $10,000 in state fines for using at least 140 unlicensed guards. The Dallas-based company, Platinum Security and...
President Barack Obama plans an Oval Office speech Tuesday night about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. White House adviser David Axelrod says Obama will talk about the disaster after he returns from a visit to the region on Monday and Tuesday. Axelrod tells NBC's "Meet the Press"...
President Barack Obama will demand that BP create a special account with "substantial" reserves to pay Gulf oil claims and is readying aid packages for the region, his top political adviser said Sunday. Obama, set to visit the Gulf Coast on Monday and Tuesday, also plans an Oval...
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman prefers to take his conferences, like his games, one at a time. That’s why Sherman, engulfed in the daily grind of trying to shove the Aggies back on track on the football field, has not opined publicly on a pending decision that will affect A...
For a party in power, there seem to be a lot of martyrs in the Texas GOP. Rush Limbaugh says Democrats are the party of victims. But it was the Republicans at their state convention in Dallas this weekend who clearly saw themselves as the oppressed and mistreated. “The fox is in...