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Normally, about three of every 10 tropical storms and hurricanes that develop during the Atlantic season will strike the United States. But of the 11 storms that have formed so far during this very active hurricane season, including Tropical Storm Karl on Tuesday, not one has...
Buffeted by gangland gunmen and a violence-wearied populace, this country celebrates two centuries as an independent nation with lavish celebrations beginning late tonight. Under heavy security that since Monday has restricted access to the capital's historic central plaza,...
Just when it appeared the State Board of Education was done with the culture wars, the panel is about to wade into the issue of what students should learn about Islam. The board will consider a resolution next week that would warn publishers not to push a pro-Islamic, anti-...
A City Council committee rejected Police Chief Theron Bowman's proposal Tuesday to ban convicted prostitutes from the entertainment district. The exclusionary zone, which would have been the first in Texas, would have allowed Arlington officers to arrest convicted prostitutes...
A spider monkey was spotted in North Bexar County on Monday after escaping last week from Primarily Primates, a local nonprofit animal sanctuary. Sanctuary staff members chased the ateles geoffroyi, a small, quick and gangly primate, through the Serene and Scenic Hills...
The seven-year saga over State Farm Insurance and how much it owes its customers for alleged overcharges was prolonged again Monday as a state judge was forced to step down from the case because he is a State Farm customer. As a hearing began on State Farm's appeal of an order...
A throng of males stood restlessly waiting their turn at one of the controllers. On the screen were images of a war zone from the point of view of one of the fighters, his gun leading his every step. Two gamers battled for supremacy, the chance to win a prize and, because it...
Nearly three months after U.S. immigration officials dumped Luis Alberto Delgado in Mexico despite his insistence that he is a U.S. citizen, the 19-year-old was permitted to re-enter the country last weekend with the U.S. government's blessing. Delgado said U.S. Customs and...
Despite an influx of funds and staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the backlog of claims for benefits continues to grow at a record pace in Houston and nationwide. VA received 1 million claims in 2009 for the first time in the department's 80-year history. In Houston,...