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Last year, food banks had to step up to help hundreds of families when the recession and a meltdown of Texas' food stamp application process caused them to miss out on months' worth of benefits. Food stamp outreach worker Tina-Marie Sigler interviewed Maria and Rubi Bocanegra,...
On a rainy winter day shortly after Christmas three years ago, Kate Hanni sat on an American Airlines Inc. jet diverted to Austin. And sat. And sat.The airplane remained parked near the airport gates for hours, but no one could get off. As the hours passed, her impatience grew...
If prison officials were surprised when a 19-year-old burglar sneaked out of a state prison trusty camp and went shopping at Walmart for cigarettes, they might have been equally shocked by how easily the minimum-security trusty got back in with his contraband. Undetected, prison...
Police officials believe they have an untapped world of anonymous sources at their fingertips — and now they are trying to reach out. Houston and Baytown are among the first area police agencies to test a Crime Stoppers program that allows tipsters to anonymously text...
A small earthquake has rattled awake some residents in southeast Texas. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit an area near Alice, about 50 miles west of Corpus Christi, around 9:10 p.m. Saturday. No damage or injuries have been reported. But...
After three grueling days of scouring more than 5,300 square miles of open sea the U.S. Coast Guard called off its search Friday evening for 11 crew members missing after Tuesday's explosion and fire aboard an offshore oil rig. Nearly defying belief, Coast Guard officials said...
Bus company owner Raul Vargas knew things were getting bad in the northern city of Monterrey, but it wasn't until he tried to take a group of 80 Mexicans on a shopping trip to Texas that he realized how far the fear had spread. As the departure date neared, about three-fourths...
After eight days, he has a name: Gerren Joseph Isgrigg. Late Friday, Wylie investigators confirmed the identity of the 6-year-old whose body was found by a mowing crew April 15 near a Collin County pond. Gerren's maternal grandmother and primary caregiver, 63-year-old Darlene...
Inside the century-old, red-brick walls of Westport High School, the tiled front hall has a trophy case filled with awards for the Junior ROTC program, the pride of the school. A row of double doors opens into an auditorium ringed with balcony seating. But the heavy curtains —...