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The offer of new digs for the governor was not entirely without precedent. And the price was right. “$1 a year,” declared Texas AFL-CIO President Becky Moeller, standing beside a green-and-white mobile home on cinder blocks in the labor group’s parking lot near the Capitol...
Bill White's arsenal of issues against Rick Perry – school dropouts, toll roads, the governor's business subsidy fund, his longevity in office and divisive campaigning and governing – has a familiar ring. Kay Bailey Hutchison used them all in the Republican primary. And lost...
Before Deepwater Horizon, the British Petroleum oil rig that’s now 5,000 feet under the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Atlantis Project. When it began production in 2007 at a site about 200 miles south of New Orleans, that BP holding was the world’s deepest oil and natural gas...
Nearly a month into one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history, federal officials say the known death toll of birds and mammals is relatively small, but some damage may be unseen and could worsen now that crude is spreading to more areas rich with wildlife. As rust-colored...
In a response to the dangers of insurgent warfare, Randolph AFB has assigned a new squadron that eventually will train more than 500 airmen annually to fly and operate remote-controlled aircraft. Thursday's reactivation of “The Phantom Knights” — Randolph's 558th Flying Training...
At least four Bexar County employees have been placed on administrative leave in connection with an ongoing, county-wide computer porn investigation. On Monday, the employees — including several supervisors from the Infrastructure Services Department — received letters informing...
Texas leaders, anxious about a widening budget gap, ordered state agencies today to cut spending by $1.2 billion. While public schools, prisons, home care for the frail and institutions for vulnerable Texans largely escaped reductions, leaders approved scores of cuts, including...
Leave Susan B. Anthony alone! In his latest effort to rid Texas schoolrooms of any lessons that don't promote religious conservatism, the former chairman of the State Board of Education has picked on the wrong woman. Ninety years after women finally won the right to vote in...
President Barack Obama shuns talk of a "war on drugs." But when he welcomes Mexican President Felipe Calderón to the White House today, that nation's bloody fight with drug cartels – and its implications for U.S. security and immigration policy – will be a top agenda item. The...