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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...
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...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former Gov. Mark White is helping release a new report from the American Bar Association that levies new criticism of the death penalty in Texas. The report Wednesday will propose reforms in the nation's most active death penalty state. Eleven inmates have...
(Information in the following story is from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com) SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A prominent San Antonio businessman and TV pitchman who had been awaiting trial for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife has died of...