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The final 41-mile stretch of Texas Highway 130 opened Wednesday after three years of construction. The speed limit is 85 mph. The toll road is intended to help alleviate the increasingly crowded Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio, which are two of the state's...
Dallas fire officials say an electrical short in Big Tex's wiring caused the fiery demise of the towering cowboy who had been an icon of the State Fair of Texas for 60 years. Dallas Fire-Rescue released the official cause of the fire on Tuesday, saying it was due to an "...
A demographics expert has testified about the Texas booming Hispanic population at a trial about how the state funds public education. Former director of the U.S. Census Bureau Steve Murdock testified Tuesday that the trend will continue through 2050. Murdock also said...
A fourth Texas high-tech startup that received taxpayer money through Gov. Rick Perry's signature economic development fund has filed for bankruptcy. Bioenergy producer Terrabon Inc.'s bankruptcy filing in a Houston federal court last month raises the possibility that the state'...
A federal appeals court has ruled that Indiana can't cut off funding for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday upheld the core portion of a lower court order that said Indiana cannot...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texans turned out in high numbers across the state on the first day of early voting, setting records in some places. The Texas secretary of state's office reported Tuesday that more than 378,000 people cast early ballots in the state's 15 most populous...
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors and defense attorneys are preparing for the first trial stemming from a fire at a Houston home day care center that killed four children and injured three others. Jury selection in the felony murder trial of Jessica Tata is set for Tuesday in Houston...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it. Fins pick up intelligence while propelling a robot bluegill sunfish. The Office of Naval...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Having won seven Tour de France titles is no longer part of Lance Armstrong's Twitter profile. As late as Monday night, Armstrong's bio on the social media site included a mention of his seven Tour wins from 1999-2005, but reference to the race was...