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Gov. Rick Perry is refusing to debate Bill White unless the Democratic challenger releases income tax returns covering his years in public office. The Perry campaign told WFAA-TV (Channel 8) in Dallas that it won’t discuss debate dates until White makes his past income taxes...
Under a banner of "We Are All Arizona," activists are predicting that a tough new immigration law in that state will fuel activism and protests nationwide, including a march already planned Saturday in downtown Dallas. The Dallas march is planned for 1 p.m., starting at the...
When the environmental group Conservation International was working a couple of years ago with an Indonesian energy company to figure out how to develop some land sensitively, it turned to a University of Texas philosophy professor. Sahotra Sarkar, who specializes in...
As the Deepwater Horizon's well continued to gush 42,000 gallons of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, response teams that were unable on Sunday to seal off the wellhead about a mile underwater turned their attention to containing the spill at its source. Officials at BP,...
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's status as a Washington insider proved politically toxic in her bid for governor — but those same skills reaped more than a billion dollars this year for Texas cities, universities, medical centers and military installations. Hutchison's prolific use...
As Fiesta drew to a close Sunday, crews still were cleaning up after its litterbugs. Though 80 employees of the city's public works department spent six hours Saturday night and Sunday morning sweeping downtown streets after the Fiesta Flambeau Parade, some evidence remained of...
Can the governor of Texas do anything to combat the state's mediocre high school graduation rate? Past governors haven't had much success – if they tried at all. And Republican Gov. Rick Perry says he's making progress in cracking the decades-old problem. But his challenger in...
If prison officials were surprised when a 19-year-old burglar sneaked out of a state prison trusty camp and went shopping at Walmart for cigarettes, they might have been equally shocked by how easily the minimum-security trusty got back in with his contraband. Undetected, prison...
Police officials believe they have an untapped world of anonymous sources at their fingertips — and now they are trying to reach out. Houston and Baytown are among the first area police agencies to test a Crime Stoppers program that allows tipsters to anonymously text...