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Gov. Rick Perry’s Economic Development & Tourism Office has become a sponsor of the 2010 Made in USA Qatar trade show and is seeking Texas companies to participate in the Oct. 12-15 event in Doha, Qatar. Among those working with the governor’s office are San Antonio...
When the Legislature passed a law last year requiring the swift examination of every mentally ill prisoner, it sought to lessen the flood of the mentally impaired into Texas jails, where many are accused of minor crimes. Yet experts say such concern is not matched by adequate...
President Barack Obama will give a speech at Gregory Gymnasium on Monday, White House officials announced Thursday. The invitation-only address is part of the president’s trip to Texas, which will also include a fundraising event for the Democratic National Committee in Dallas...
Houston has one of the nation's highest rates of emergency room visits linked to abuse of popular prescription pain medications known as hydrocodone and sold as Vicodin or Lortab — all highly addictive and potentially lethal, particularly when mixed into narcotic cocktails, a...
Each of more than 450 crosses outside New Mount Calvary Baptist Church represents a person who was killed by a shock from a Taser, according to a sign announcing the National Taser Memorial. Some people who live nearby said it looks more like a cemetery. And they want it...
The revelation that BP's Texas City refinery emitted toxic benzene for more than a month has ignited a furor in the port community that has suffered its share of deadly industrial accidents and toxic spills. Thousands of residents who fear they may have been exposed to the known...
Army National Guardsman Jonathan Laureles was proud when the military put out a press release last year trumpeting the six tours in Iraq he's served as a medic. But a few months ago the native of Cleburne, a Fort Worth suburb, started getting some strange phone calls. “They were...
After two failed attempts, Texas is taking another crack at using an outside contractor to make millions selling vanity license plates. The state has forged ahead with a public-private partnership – the only one of its kind in the country – with a rookie license plate vendor...
Many scientists say they're skeptical of a widely publicized government report Wednesday that concludes that much of the oil that gushed from BP's leaking well is gone and poses little threat to the Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...