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In what would be a boon for needle-phobes of all ages, researchers have developed a skin patch that vaccinates against the flu and could be available in five years. The patch, which is lined with microscopic needles that dissolve into the skin, could provide a painless...
Hundreds of Texas campuses are expected to receive high marks again this month, thanks to a state rule that counts some students who failed a TAKS test as having passed. The Texas Projection Measure, introduced last year, predicts students' future TAKS scores in a given subject...
Animal rescue officials are scrambling to combat commercial dog-breeding farms, saying that as surrounding states clamp down on puppy mills, Texas risks becoming a haven for a largely unregulated industry. Police and animal officials have entered barns and sheds around the state...
The national presidency of the League of United Latin American Citizens passed Saturday from one San Antonio woman to another in what was touted as a historic election at the group's annual convention in New Mexico. Margaret Moran succeeds Rosa Rosales as head of the nation's...
THE CLAIM: "We have more kids take the SAT than any other state in the nation," Republican Gov. Rick Perry told CNBC last week. "A high percentage of our kids take the SAT and we are beginning to really close the math gap with our minority students, who make up a substantial...
Bill White , the former mayor of Houston and now Democratic candidate for governor, has long touted his business experience as a qualification for public office. And indeed, White's resume is packed with successes that account for a net worth of nearly $8 million – not counting...
The first chapter in one of the nation's largest environmental disasters may be coming closer to an end as BP's Gulf of Mexico oil well passed the 48-hour mark Saturday without spilling a drop. Though the laborious task of siphoning up a spill of historical proportions remains...
It's a slight improvement over the last six months, but about 25 percent of all vehicles in Dallas County – 429,478 cars and trucks – remain uninsured, a new analysis by the state Department of Insurance shows. Dallas County continues to have the highest percentage of uninsured...
With an Aug. 1 deadline approaching to meet federal security rules, American Airlines Cargo says it spent $10 million so it can screen 100 percent of the cargo it loads on passenger planes. Federal law requires that all cargo on passenger planes be screened as of next month, and...