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The agency that regulates water levels of the Colorado River lakes in Central Texas will ask the state to allow a halt lake water releases downstream to Matagorda Bay. By a 9-6 vote Wednesday, the Lower Colorado River Authority board decided to ask the Texas Commission on...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - The head of the U.S. Homeland Security Department is to meet with federal border security personnel in McAllen on the way to meetings in Mexico. Acting Secretary Rand Beers was scheduled to make a brief visit to McAllen on Thursday. Beers was expected to...
Texas weathered the 2008 recession better than most states, but according to U.S. Census Bureau data the state's median income remains below 2000 levels, and the poverty and uninsured rates remain high. According to data released Thursday, Texas was one of only two states where...
A South Texas gang member is set to die for his involvement in a botched ambush in which four women died 11 years ago. Robert Gene Garza would be the 12th inmate executed this year in Texas. The 30-year-old belonged to a Rio Grande Valley gang known as the Tri-City Bombers...
A former U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy in South Texas and to planning a contract killing has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Senior U.S. District Judge George Kazen gave 30-year-old Kevin Corley of Columbia, S.C., consecutive sentences Wednesday in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Mexican American Legislative Caucus and the Texas NAACP have filed a lawsuit to overturn the state's Voter ID law. The two groups filed their petition with a federal court in Corpus Christi on Tuesday. The Department of Justice also filed a lawsuit...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State Sen. Wendy Davis is setting a date for when she will announce whether she will run for governor. Her campaign said the Fort Worth Democrat will send out an e-mail Wednesday to supporters saying she will announce her plans Oct. 3. Davis asks supporters...
DALLAS (AP) - President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries are expressing deep skepticism about the president's strategy in dealing with Syria's use of chemical weapons. Robert Gates and Leon Panetta spoke Tuesday night to an audience in Dallas. Obama had been pushing...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The University of Texas System regents plan to discuss in private a state investigation that could result in the impeachment of one of their board members. The Board of Regents has scheduled a special telephone conference to consider legal matters related to...