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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...
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...
U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess has called on the Texas attorney general to investigate the state's environmental agency, following an audit report that showed agency officials may have withheld information about toxic compounds found near natural-gas facilities. "They have a...
As the school year ends, school board members across Texas are heading to class. Their lessons are board training sessions, some of which will teach them to put aside personal agendas, support their superintendents, and embrace the idea that board members and the superintendents...
Starting today Texas drivers can be ticketed if certain youngsters aren't strapped into booster seats. The new state law requires passengers younger than 8 and shorter than 4 feet 9 inches to ride in car seats or booster seats. State Sen. Judith Zaffirini of Laredo filed the...
As Houston today enters its second hurricane season since Ike devastated the region, there appears to be an increasing sense of urgency to protect the upper Texas coast from future storm surge events. The momentum for building something — dikes, floodgates or otherwise hardening...