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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...
Underwater robots worked Monday to clear away clutter from the wellhead where BP officials hope as early as today to begin cutting broken pipeline in their latest bid to stanch the gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The plan entails cutting, then capping, a length of riser...
Todd Henry's death in a Tyler classroom last September was a predictable horror story. Cops and educators, judges and doctors, counselors and prison guards shuffled a throwaway kid named Byron through institution after institution – until he buried a butcher knife in the special...
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...