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The Air Force took over Fort Sam Houston on Monday, and it didn't have to drop a bomb or fire a shot. But then, it wasn't that kind of a takeover, and in fact was celebrated as a new era of cooperation among rival services, right down to the joint Army-Air Force band that played...
As Fiesta drew to a close Sunday, crews still were cleaning up after its litterbugs. Though 80 employees of the city's public works department spent six hours Saturday night and Sunday morning sweeping downtown streets after the Fiesta Flambeau Parade, some evidence remained of...
Can the governor of Texas do anything to combat the state's mediocre high school graduation rate? Past governors haven't had much success – if they tried at all. And Republican Gov. Rick Perry says he's making progress in cracking the decades-old problem. But his challenger in...
When the environmental group Conservation International was working a couple of years ago with an Indonesian energy company to figure out how to develop some land sensitively, it turned to a University of Texas philosophy professor. Sahotra Sarkar, who specializes in...
As the Deepwater Horizon's well continued to gush 42,000 gallons of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, response teams that were unable on Sunday to seal off the wellhead about a mile underwater turned their attention to containing the spill at its source. Officials at BP,...
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's status as a Washington insider proved politically toxic in her bid for governor — but those same skills reaped more than a billion dollars this year for Texas cities, universities, medical centers and military installations. Hutchison's prolific use...
Monday will be San Antonio's first chance to comment on possible changes to the management of the Edwards Aquifer that aim to balance the demand for water and the need to sustain endangered species. For the past two decades, those who depend on the aquifer, including the San...
Last year, food banks had to step up to help hundreds of families when the recession and a meltdown of Texas' food stamp application process caused them to miss out on months' worth of benefits. Food stamp outreach worker Tina-Marie Sigler interviewed Maria and Rubi Bocanegra,...
On a rainy winter day shortly after Christmas three years ago, Kate Hanni sat on an American Airlines Inc. jet diverted to Austin. And sat. And sat.The airplane remained parked near the airport gates for hours, but no one could get off. As the hours passed, her impatience grew...