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Texas’ Rio Grande Valley is the “center of gravity” for the nation’s immigration crisis — and for criminal cartels that hope to exploit the situation, the head of the state’s Department of Public Safety said Tuesday. Meantime, conditions have raised fears that infectious...
They are the shots seen 'round the world: Carcasses of a menagerie of exotic animals brought down by the bullets and arrows of a beaming 19-year-old Kendall Jones of Cleburne. The prolific young big game hunter has become the hunted on social media. After Jones posted pictures...
Food and merchandise vendors at Austin City Limits Festival may have a big technology shift ahead of them. Festival producers C3 Presents is testing out a new system that will allow festival-goers to make purchases without cash or credit cards. The new system will use radio...
Restaurateur Jose Flores is making a $4 million investment to build a new Flores Mexican Restaurant in Southwest Austin. Flores owns four restaurants in the Austin area. The newest will be at 4625 W. William Cannon Drive and will replace the original Oak Hill store, which...
Following Gov. Rick Perry 's travels to Sacramento earlier this month to promote Texas’ business climate, a California state senator has returned the favor. In a press conference Monday morning in front of the Texas Capitol, California Sen. Ted Gaines said he had "come to...
It turns out, the big winner in a $12 million Lotto Texas jackpot was the Foundation School Fund. The holder of a winning ticket worth $12 million in a January 1 lottery drawing had until 6 p.m. Monday to claim their prize before it reverted back to the state According to the...
Whitney Clark has been overweight since she was just a young girl. And she said over the years, she’s heard a lot of fat jokes and insults, but none quite like the ones she’s heard at a Whataburger restaurant off 1960 about a mile west of Highway 59. ”I just let it get to me...
A proposal will be floated in the legislature in January to dedicate a health chunk of the vehicle sales tax to road maintenance and construction. State Senator Robert Duncan, who heads up the Senate Transportation Committee, says it would compliment the gas tax to help meet the...
The problem with toll roads, a young friend recently told me, is that people move a lot these days. Particularly 20-somethings. Being newer to this life thing, they don’t update their address with the proper authorities. Then they drive on a toll road without a toll tag, maybe...