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Texas traded one source of uncertainty for another as Congress took steps to cement a deal to raise the federal debt limit Monday. Last week, states across the country were mulling the possibility of a federal default and what that would have meant for their own ability to pay...
As the triple-digit temperatures stretch into August, Texas residents are blasting their air conditioners — and producing record-breaking demand on the electric grid that supplies 23 million customers in the state with power. Anticipating continuing strain on the state grid, the...
Drivers on their daily commute might notice a few new faces on the road. Starting Monday, a dozen digital billboards in Bexar County began flashing the photos and names of suspected DWI offenders. The subjects of the highway wanted posters are people with active warrants out for...
Houston McCoy, the APD officer who ended UT Tower sniper Charles Whitman's deadly rampage, has only a short time to live. KVUE's Noelle Newton recently met with McCoy in what he says is his final interview. For years there was a controversy about who fired the fatal shots...
Employment in Texas' oil and gas industry rebounded to its pre-recession highs while oil production solidified its return to the top of the fossil fuel ladder for the first time in more than a decade, according to an index of state energy activity. The Lone Star State employed...
Sen. John Cornyn said Monday that Republicans’ decision to push for a showdown on the federal debt ceiling was a search for leverage over President Barack Obama , even at some risk to the national economy. “What I was looking for and what other fiscal conservatives were looking...
Authorities say a teacher was shot and killed in front of her children Wednesday night in Greenville. Police said Stella Michelle Ray was shot and killed by her ex-husband. Minutes before the shooting, the Caddo Mills High School teacher called 911, saying her ex-husband, Micah...
When a special interest group tried to defeat her insurance bill this session with a flier condemning the “nanny state” and showing an infant suckling a woman’s breast, Houston state Rep. Senfronia Thompson couldn’t contain her outrage. In one of her famously impassioned...
The debate over teaching evolution in public schools is resurfacing at the Texas State Board of Education. The board is meeting to consider supplemental science materials for the upcoming school year and beyond. The Republican-dominated board drew national attention in 2009 when...