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In his first year as mayor, Julián Castro prided himself on achieving City Council unanimity on most key votes, and has praised this council as a highly “collegial” group. That bond might be tested next Thursday when a Castro-led resolution denouncing Arizona's immigration law...
State Rep. Linda Harper-Brown said Friday that she was the "victim of misleading political attacks" in the wake of revelations that she drives a luxury car owned by a company that makes millions through state transportation contracts. Harper-Brown, R-Irving, accused Washington...
In a rancorous, five-hour hearing Thursday, lawmakers scolded BP CEO Tony Hayward for stonewalling their probe of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and accused the company of taking cost-cutting shortcuts that triggered the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. The hearing included...
Police say a 1-year-old girl died after being left in a hot car in southern Texas for about 45 minutes. Kingsville Police Chief Ricardo Torres says the child's mother had just returned home from picking up her children when she mistakenly left the toddler in the family car...
Residents may no longer leave female dogs in estrus — in heat — tethered outside in San Antonio, according to an ordinance that sailed Thursday through the City Council and included a raft of other amendments to the city's animal code. Officials say such dogs often are the...
DART board members are poised to give final approval to a policy that purports to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity – as recommended by the transit agency's executive staff and sought by area gay rights groups. But with a one-word switch in the...
Authorities say off-duty Dallas police Officer Kelly Beemer, 27, was drunk when she fired a gun in a squad car during an argument with a fellow officer. No one was injured. http://www.dallasnews.com/video/dallasnews/hp/index.html?nvid=414572&shu=1 http://www.dallasnews.com/...
A top Republican lawyer has been hired to represent the Texas Green Party against efforts to identify a mystery donor who paid to put the party on the fall ballot. Democrats have filed suit, claiming the petition drive for the Green Party was an effort to help Gov. Rick Perry...
As the Big 12 resurrected itself this week, many Texas A&M fans saw their hopes of Southeastern Conference membership vanish overnight. The SEC dream bid may be gone. A growing anger remains. The acrimony inside A&M Nation has manifested itself in an angry exchange...