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H.D. Brittain's job is to catch cattle rustlers – and he's gotten busier in a sour economy. So much so, he says, because some rustlers are stealing just to pay their mortgages. "Some of these people are out-of-work cowboys," said Brittain, one of 29 special rangers for the Texas...
Larry Randall was one of thousands of Texas drivers in accidents last year that weren’t their fault. But unlike many, the Richardson engineer’s problems were just beginning after the collision. The driver who sideswiped his 2006 Chrysler Sebring and forced him off the road in...
BP pledged Monday to speed up efforts to collect more oil from its gushing Macondo well as Washington continued to turn up the heat on the British oil giant and the company's board met to consider options for paying for the widening disaster. Under a new plan, which BP had been...
Texas A&M has grown starry-eyed for the Southeastern Conference, an Aggies insider said Sunday, and A&M considers its overall athletic endeavors grander than the death of a conference rivalry game on Thanksgiving. A&M’s board of regents likely will meet late this...
Parts on the Guadalupe River downstream from New Braunfels, including six small lakes, might remain closed to recreation through Aug. 1 due to submerged watercraft and vehicles, broken docks and other debris left by last week's flooding. The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority...
The Dallas Cowboys, the State Fair of Texas, the Sixth Floor Museum and other high-profile organizations regularly have relied on a security firm that recently paid $10,000 in state fines for using at least 140 unlicensed guards. The Dallas-based company, Platinum Security and...
Police cited NFL quarterback Vince Young in the assault of a man who disrespected the University of Texas Longhorns inside a northwest Dallas strip club early Sunday morning. Surveillance video shows the former University of Texas star and Club Onyx employee Creiton Kinchen, 45...
Over coffee at the DeSoto library, Janice Buckles, an educator and lifelong Democrat, vents at the angry, shouting activists she sees on TV lately – folks who want to chop government down to size, depriving it of funds needed for the elderly, the poor and the schools. She's...
President Barack Obama plans an Oval Office speech Tuesday night about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. White House adviser David Axelrod says Obama will talk about the disaster after he returns from a visit to the region on Monday and Tuesday. Axelrod tells NBC's "Meet the Press"...