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Robert Rodriguez' new flick, Machete, is generating plenty of buzz. Part of that is due to the star-filled cast: Robert DeNiro, Danny Trejo, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Don Johnson and, yes, Steven Seagal. But the film is also sparking controversy that’s reaching all the way to...
Some 350 miles of bicycle lanes could be added to San Antonio' s streets — triple the amount now — without widening a single road or impeding traffic, just restriping. The mayor, who sees bike lanes as a tool for urban renewal, is backing the plan. So is the Metro Health...
The Deepwater Horizon disaster has raised questions about the adequacy of a key piece of safety equipment called a blowout preventer, invented nearly 90 years ago, that remains the oil and gas industry's last line of defense in controlling runaway wells. BP, from the earliest...
As their mission to the International Space Station neared its end, the crew of Atlantis reflected on what has been a smooth and successful flight. Along the way, the astronauts said, they've managed to have some fun. "The main reason we're all having so much fun is that...
Exclusively Sunday in the Houston Chronicle: 60 percent of all high school students nationally require remedial classes -- and the number is even higher in Texas. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/side/7014406.html
Three weeks after nationwide protests showed that many Hispanics oppose Arizona's new immigration law, a local Tea Party group hopes to provide a different perspective. The Burleson Tea Party is hosting a "Keep America Free" town-hall meeting featuring Hispanic speakers who...
Rice University doctoral candidate Laurie Carrillo flew to Washington, D.C., on her own dime to stump for NASA, one of 152 students and other unpaid citizens who have taken up the call to save space agency programs by knocking on the doors of Capitol Hill. “Maybe 20 percent of...
Texas has been unconstitutionally designating some prison inmates sexual criminals without giving them an appropriate hearing, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The ruling could affect as many as 6,900 inmates who have never been convicted of a sex offense although...
Tourists entering the Capitol on Friday — the first day of new security measures — thought metal detectors were a good idea until they found out people with concealed handgun permits aren't required to surrender their firearms at the door. “It's OK. Keep the senators and the...