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On paper, he looked good: current state senator with a long resume including his role as a former regent for the Texas State University System — and Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, really wanted the job as chancellor of that system. Instead, it went to a retired state House...
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In sensitive marshes on the Louisiana coast, oil thick as pancake batter suffocates grasses and traps pelicans. Blobs of tar the size of dimes or dinner plates dot the white sands of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Little seems amiss in Mississippi except a shortage of...
Both Sam Houston Race Park and Retama Park may relinquish live thoroughbred racing for one year in 2011 as the struggling Texas horse racing industry battles financial hard times and what one industry executive described as dwindling credibility among racing fans nationwide...
One of the state's leading election experts says a petition drive funded through an out-of-state group to put the Green Party on the ballot this fall might have violated state law. Party officials say the group, a nonprofit corporation, collected 92,000 signatures and delivered...
A natural-gas line explosion, apparently caused by a worker installing utility poles, left one person dead Monday afternoon and sent several more to the hospital. The spectacular 2:45 p.m. explosion, midway between Cleburne and Granbury on Georges Creek Ranch, rocked homes more...
As the number of black children in Dallas ISD declined over the last decade, the number of black activists closely observing school board meetings dwindled to a few in the audience. And some leaders of a civil rights group that once battled for equal education in Dallas schools...
Local religious leaders urged their followers on Sunday to keep up hope for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, despite signs that Congress likely won't act on major immigration legislation this year. “We have a Congress that is very timid,” the Rev. Kevin Collins, pastor...
Not long after Rice’s season-ending 4-1 loss to Texas on Sunday night, Owls coach Wayne Graham was asked if he was frustrated by his team’s inability to produce offense when it counted most. In two Austin Regional victories over the weekend, Rice wore tracks in the baselines at...