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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-...
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...
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...
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,...
Prisoners in Reynosa used ladders to slip over an 18-foot-high wall in a predawn escape Friday that put 85 inmates back on the streets just south of the Rio Grande, state officials said. Federal police are questioning scores of guards at the Tamaulipas state prison, which sits...
Almost a decade after 9/11, Americans remain conflicted about the Muslim faith. A series of roiling controversies this summer has compounded tensions, leaving people in North Texas and beyond particularly on edge about the place of Islam in American life. "Muslims keep saying we...