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Residents on Mexico's Pacific and Gulf Coasts are hunkering down for a one-two punch of soaking tropical weather. Tropical Storm Manuel is expected to hit Mexico's southwest Pacific shoreline today while Hurricane Ingrid takes aim at the Gulf Coast not too long after. Heavy...
Six Flags in Arlington has reopened the Texas Giant roller coaster Saturday for the first time since a rider died in July. There are new precautions and warnings for riders including redesigned restraint bars and new seat belts, as well as a trial seat that riders could sit in...
Parts of West Texas are cleaning up from flooding that washed out roads and inundated homes as forecasters keep a wary eye on Hurricane Ingrid as it moves toward South Texas. National Weather Service meteorologist David Hefner said Saturday that El Paso and surrounding...
DALLAS (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted Collin Street Bakery's former controller for allegedly embezzling nearly $17 million from the famed Texas fruitcake company. Sandy Jenkins was indicted Wednesday on 10 counts of mail fraud. Court documents say Jenkins managed a...
DALLAS (AP) - Former President George W. Bush says the creation of new technologies to generate and use energy raises the issue of how to best harness it for the "common good in a reasonable way." Bush made brief remarks Thursday afternoon at a daylong conference his Dallas...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is planning a trip to Maryland to tout his state for having lower taxes. Perry's office announced Thursday he is scheduled to travel to Maryland next week. The Republican has launched radio ads and television ads in Maryland. Perry's...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The National Weather Service says a flash flood warning is in effect for El Paso County as torrential rains continue to fall in the region. County spokeswoman Chris Acosta said Thursday that some area roads are under water and at least two families were...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The 5th anniversary has arrived of the most recent occasion of which a hurricane tore apart Galveston and other nearby beachfront communities. On Sept. 13, 2008, a storm surge as high as 20 feet and winds of up to 110 mph left 80 percent of Galveston's...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Rice University professor's sleuthing is credited with helping the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam authenticate a long-lost Vincent Van Gogh painting that spent years in a Norwegian attic. Don H. Johnson is a Rice professor emeritus of electrical and computer...