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Plans are on hold for a state historical marker at the Alamo to honor early “Anglo American lawyers.” The State Bar of Texas has clearance from the Texas Historical Commission and Bexar County Historical Commission for the marker. But members of the city's Historic and Design...
An alleged plot by a Mexican drug cartel to blow up a dam along the Texas border — and unleash billions of gallons of water into a region with millions of residents — sent American police, federal agents and local disaster officials scrambling last month to thwart such an attack...
Opponents of the Dallas Housing Authority's plan to rent apartments to chronically homeless people at an Oak Cliff high-rise have taken their fight to City Hall. The fact that such tenants at the housing agency's Cliff Manor building on Fort Worth Avenue probably would have...
Texans in Congress – many of whom have received hefty campaign contributions from the oil industry – are standing firm in their support for offshore drilling as oil gushes into the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the state's lawmakers are also among the most outspoken critics of...
Getting to Mars will require conquering not only the 34 million miles between Earth and the red planet at their closest approach, but the human psyche as well. The unglamorous reality of voyaging to Mars with present-day rockets is that it would require confining six humans in a...
woman out for a morning stroll on Galveston's East Beach stumbled onto a washed-up bag with 16 bricks of cocaine worth an estimated $2.1 million, police said Tuesday. The woman, whose name was not in the police report, was walking on the beach near the Beachtown subdivision when...
While robotic roustabouts wielded saws and clamps a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico in BP's latest attempt Tuesday to control a catastrophic oil spill, engineers were developing plans for what to try next. No longer on the table: further attempts to seal the well permanently...
By all appearances, the Paseo Pointe apartments look like a model of success for a state tax break aimed at creating affordable housing. Painted in subdued earth tones, the gated complex with 252 units on the Northeast Side offers modern luxuries like a business center, a gym...
Wearing his Army uniform and sitting solemnly in a wheelchair, the psychiatrist accused of gunning down 13 people at Fort Hood made his first courtroom appearance Tuesday and won a delay in his case. Maj. Nidal Hasan, who was paralyzed after being shot by two Fort Hood police...