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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, looking to breathe new life into his bid for the Republican nomination, opened an Iowa campaign telling activists not to settle for a candidate who will just propose incremental change. Perry told about 300 activists that he is proposing a fundamental...
State Rep. Jerry Madden says he won't seek another term. The Republican from Richardson who was first elected to the Texas Legislature in 1992 made the announcement on Monday. He says he'll serve through his current term, which ends in January 2013. The 68-year-old is chairman...
The devastating Texas wildfire season has now been going on for a year, and there's no end in sight. A few fires have flared up recently _ unlike the numerous massive blazes this spring and summer. But the Texas Forest Service says more large fires are expected this winter...
TransCanada says it will move its planned oil pipeline out of the environmentally sensitive Sandhills area of Nebraska, and is confident the project will still win approval. The company announced the decision Monday at a news conference at the Nebraska Capitol. A TransCanada...
Seven family members, including a former Hidalgo County district court probation officer, have been convicted for their roles in a $3 million scheme to defraud insurer Aflac. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson says they pleaded guilty Monday in McAllen to wire fraud in a scheme that...
Officials say a gas leak at a Port of Brownsville business injured one worker and caused the evacuation of seven companies as about 57,000 gallons of propane were released into the air. Officials responded Monday morning to the valve leak in a propane storage tank at a company...
A suspect in the shooting deaths of three people in a North Carolina home invasion has been arrested in Texas. Texas Department of Public Safety officials say Amarillo SWAT officers arrested 41-year-old David Manning on Saturday afternoon in Amarillo. Officials say he was booked...
Texas has a powerful thirst, one that won't be quenched any time soon given projections that the state's population will double to 46 million over the next half-century. In the past, Texans - particularly those in the most populated areas - found water for all those extra...
When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance. They all want the federal government out of schools. But how they'd do that varies. Take the Education Department. Texas Gov. Rick Perry along with Reps. Michele Bachmann and Ron...