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So long, nachos. Hello, brown rice. Dallas school students can also say goodbye to high-sugar cereals, potato chips and sundry other snacks when they return to school this fall. As part of a nationwide push against childhood obesity, the Dallas Independent School District is...
The closely watched cap keeping oil from spilling out of BP's Macondo well will stay closed even as support ships and crews evacuate the Gulf of Mexico in the face of Tropical Storm Bonnie, officials said Thursday. Government scientists are comfortable enough with the methods BP...
The brutality done amid the stacks of rusting cars might unnerve even the meanest junkyard dog. Mexican soldiers recently raided a salvage yard — tucked down a rutted dirt road flanked by scrap heaps and truck repair shops on the east side of Monterrey — to discover the...
Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott defended a policy Thursday that has allowed schools to boost their state ratings by counting some failed students as passing, saying politics has driven many of the complaints. Scott, speaking to the State Board of Education, said the...
A sexual assault victim and the family of an Irving woman killed with her husband by a drunken driver have something in common: Both contend in lawsuits that two clubs owned by the Escapade Club Corp. are responsible. The sexual assault victim and the family of Erika Clouet,...
Representatives for Texas' 460 independent charter schools asked the State Board of Education on Wednesday to tap into the state's education trust fund and for the first time provide them classrooms and facilities for their students. The charter school operators also expressed...
Four of the nation's largest oil companies said Wednesday they immediately will commit $1 billion to set up a rapid oil spill response system to deal with deep-water blowouts in the Gulf of Mexico. Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips and Shell said the system of...
Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday said he would like to talk with President Barack Obama about securing the state’s border with Mexico when he is in Texas next month. Obama is expected to be in the state on Aug. 9 for Democratic fundraisers. Sources with strong Democratic ties said...
A boom from the speakers at church sent Paula Walker back to that horror on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. "I freaked out," Walker said. "I huddled up on the pew and wouldn't put my feet down because the floor was blue, and I thought it was the water." Members of the...