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Mayor Tom Leppert sought Tuesday to distance himself from a decision by local organizers to bar reporters from a benefit gala featuring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Leppert is scheduled Friday to give a "special welcome" at the fundraiser for the new Uptown Women's Center,...
The Air Force took over Fort Sam Houston on Monday, and it didn't have to drop a bomb or fire a shot. But then, it wasn't that kind of a takeover, and in fact was celebrated as a new era of cooperation among rival services, right down to the joint Army-Air Force band that played...
The religious order of a Catholic priest accused in a lawsuit of molesting a West Texas teen said Monday it removed him from ministry at the same time the Archdiocese of San Antonio removed him from his Rocksprings church. Father John Fiala was accused in 2008 of interfering...
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...