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Those old enough to call it a career and retire instead are continuing to work, and now surpass teenagers in the national labor force for the first time in at least 61 years. This historic transition occurred last year and there's little indication it will reverse course any...
Hours before Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters and her 19-year-old daughter, Corinne, were found fatally shot in their home, City Manager Clay Phillips asked the city attorney to investigate Peters' use of her city-issued credit card. Phillips said late Thursday that he tried...
Cagey Mexican drug cartel farmers appear to be back at work growing marijuana in thickly forested areas in North Texas, law enforcement officials say. It's still early in the growing season, but the Ellis County Sheriff's Department has already unearthed nearly 30,000 high-grade...
BP said late last night it found a leak in one line of its new capping stack, leading it to delay the Gulf of Mexico well integrity tests. The middle ram had been closed on the stack -- which was installed on top of the damaged blowout preventer on the Macondo well -- but a leak...
Just got back home from summer vacation? You might want to check your credit card statement more closely than usual, law enforcement officials say. A series of identity-theft cases have surfaced in San Antonio involving credit card numbers and other personal information, the...
Friends say Corinne Peters never had a frown on her face. Peters was a young dancer about to take her most dramatic leap: from her home in Coppell to her freshman year at the University of Texas at Austin. But Coppell police said Wednesday that she was killed Tuesday by her...
Eight of 10 Texans want high schools to teach contraception, including the use of condoms and abstinence, according to a statewide opinion poll that also shows high support for letting teachers and scholars write public school curriculum standards instead of the State Board of...
A San Antonio congressman apologized Tuesday for his outburst at a woman attending a San Antonio town hall meeting last week that was videotaped and later broadcast on conservative websites. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, blamed the incident on the campaign tactics of his...
An inspector from the federal agency overseeing animal welfare paid an unannounced visit to the Dallas Zoo on Tuesday, questioning an official there about the death of a zebra last weekend. Zoo deputy director Lynn Kramer said he met with a representative of the U.S. Department...