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The numbers are sobering: More than 60 percent of pregnancies among young adults ages 18 to 29 in Bexar County are unplanned — a fact that translates into a whole litany of social and economic woes, from poorer outcomes for children to increased poverty among the parents. While...
President Barack Obama's first choice for a Texas federal prosecutor withdrew from consideration Thursday after lengthy delays in the appointment process. John B. Stevens Jr., a state judge in Beaumont, was the president's pick to oversee prosecutions in Texas' Eastern District...
Fed up with bullying, some North Texas parents took their concerns directly to the school board on Thursday night. The parents say they just wanted to be heard by Birdville ISD. "I do have hope that at one point or another policy will change," explains Christine Jackson. Jackson...
Austin was picked as Budget Travel reader's favorite music scene, according to a "best of" poll released recently. Readers voted Austin their No. 1 favorite place for music, ahead Memphis, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, which also made the list. The "Live Music...
You'll have a little more shade this summer when you head to Barton Springs Pool just south of downtown Austin. Seventy-three new trees, along with a new irrigation system, are being installed. The $16,000 project will not cost tax payers any money. The Austin Parks Foundation...
Hope faded Thursday of finding 11 missing offshore workers alive as the sun set on a second day of searching and the massive drilling rig that exploded into flames late Tuesday night sank into the Gulf of Mexico. With the fire doused and the rig submerged, the Coast Guard...
Rescue crews continued scouring the waters of the Gulf of Mexico deep into Wednesday night, looking for 11 workers missing after an explosion and massive fire engulfed an offshore rig operating about 40 miles off the Louisiana coast. The families of those unaccounted for,...
A growing number of North Texas home foreclosure filings have nothing to do with the usual late mortgage payments. Almost 350 Dallas-Fort Worth area homes are facing a forced sale because the owners owe money to homeowners associations or home equity loan holders, local...
While the manhunt continues for a former executive director of an Austin non-profit accused of stealing from the charity, court documents are shedding more light on the brevity of the accusations. A search warrant affidavit says that 51-year old Louann Aponte, the former...