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The end of Spc. Armando G. Aguilar's life was ironic, and tragic, after a year of searching for hidden bombs in Iraq with Fort Hood's 87th Sapper Company. A man often on the highway at home and in Iraq, he had driven the last 10 miles or so of his life last month when he again...
More than 2,000 small North Texas nonprofits are in danger of losing their tax-exempt status because the Internal Revenue Service says they have not filed annual returns in three years. The IRS has published a list of 23,000 nonprofits statewide that have not filed the forms –...
Texas authorities said 18 people were injured after a charter bus from Dallas to Oklahoma City struck a highway barrier. The Texas Department of Public safety said in a release that the bus crashed early Saturday near Sanger, which is about 50 miles north of Fort Worth. The bus...
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano again rebuffed Texas Gov. Rick Perry's call for more U.S.-paid National Guard troops along the Texas-Mexico border, insisting Friday that current deployments are enough and the governor can call up troops anytime — at his own expense...
Washington being Washington, yesterday's reality isn't necessarily today's. That's how supporters of the federal DREAM Act suddenly find themselves riding a wave of forward momentum after two significant shifts in the political winds. In one, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...
U.S. marshals from the service's Western District of Texas are taking part in a nationwide effort to track down the country's most dangerous sex offenders, authorities said Friday. Operation Guardian is targeting five of the most dangerous sex offenders in each one of the nation...
If you have ever cussed at the wait in a driver's license office, you may be interested to know the Texas Department of Public Safety is listening. The Public Safety Commission, which oversees DPS, approved a plan Thursday meant to speed things up through initiatives to...
The number of Texans living in poverty jumped last year, but the ranks of children without health insurance dropped as more kids qualified for programs such as Medicaid, a new batch of census data revealed Thursday. Poverty: An estimated 428,000 Texans fell into poverty last...
In a rare criminal worksite enforcement case, a San Antonio restaurant company, its owner and four managers have been indicted on charges they conspired to hire illegal immigrants. A phone tip by a fired employee in fall 2008 to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement brought a...