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To celebrate the reopening of local waterways to recreation a day earlier than planned, New Braunfels and Comal County officials and residents plunged into the refreshing waters of the Comal River on Thursday. At 10 a.m., the Comal and Guadalupe rivers reopened in the city,...
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas released the name Thursday of an Austin engineer who said the Alamo chapel appears safe, despite cracks and leaks in its roof. “I have personally walked on the top of the length and width of the vaulted roof and detected no indication of...
When Bill White became state Democratic chairman nearly 15 years ago, he predicted that the party's worst days were over and that momentum "is definitely on our side." He was wrong. The Democratic Party was in political free fall when White took over after Republican George W...
The presidential commission investigating offshore drilling safety and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill came under fresh fire Thursday with Republicans accusing President Barack Obama of stacking it with environmental activists. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., charged the Obama...
Police Chief Keith Humphrey said Wednesday that his officers "did everything they were supposed to do" when they chose not to arrest the Dallas police chief's son, David Brown Jr., in the hours before he snapped, murdering an innocent young father and a Lancaster officer. "There...
Texas Democrats have staked out political ground that trumpets their beliefs and will ignite supporters at the party's state convention this week – protecting the rights of eligible citizens to vote. The only problem – especially for a political party that hasn't won a statewide...
Immigration officials are reviewing whether a 19-year-old man deported last week from South Texas is actually a U.S. citizen born in Houston. Luis Alberto Delgado said he and his older brother were stopped last Thursday by a Jim Wells County Sheriff captain, who called the U.S...
School districts in San Antonio and around the state are beginning to approve budgets and salaries for the upcoming school year, and it looks like raises for teachers will be slim to none. Trustees for North East Independent School District this week approved a nearly $495...
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down the Obama administration's ban on deep-water drilling and rebuked the government for imposing a moratorium that would cause "irreparable harm to businesses" along the Gulf Coast. The administration imposed the ban May 27 to allow time for...