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As the number of black children in Dallas ISD declined over the last decade, the number of black activists closely observing school board meetings dwindled to a few in the audience. And some leaders of a civil rights group that once battled for equal education in Dallas schools...
Local religious leaders urged their followers on Sunday to keep up hope for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, despite signs that Congress likely won't act on major immigration legislation this year. “We have a Congress that is very timid,” the Rev. Kevin Collins, pastor...
Not long after Rice’s season-ending 4-1 loss to Texas on Sunday night, Owls coach Wayne Graham was asked if he was frustrated by his team’s inability to produce offense when it counted most. In two Austin Regional victories over the weekend, Rice wore tracks in the baselines at...
Pacific-10 Conference commissioner Larry Scott on Sunday night said that he detected a "high degree of interest" from university administrators in regard to the subject of expansion. Earlier Sunday, Scott met with university presidents and chancellors on the last day of the Pac-...
Child Protective Services and San Antonio police are questioning the parents of a 1-year-old who was reportedly thrown out of an SUV on the West Side late Saturday night. The toddler is being treated at University Hospital for injuries including abrasions to his face, said San...
Tom Goynes found himself $26 richer last week after recycling 52 pounds of beer cans strewn near his campsite along the San Marcos River. The post-Memorial Day haul of cans is all part of the noise, litter and drunkenness he has come to expect from those who float tubes down the...
Sharon Hall said she had 14 very good reasons to help organize a petition to balance the federal budget: her 14 grandchildren. “I'm going to make a difference for them,” Hall said Saturday at a San Antonio Tea Party rally at Olmos Basin Park, where organizers invited people to...
The city of Leander got a larger-than-expected bill for construction of a railroad crossing at the Sunny Drive extension from U.S. 183 to Leander Drive. The extra expense, reportedly caused by Capital Metro Transit rail system issues, would be paid from 2007 bond funds. The...
When Republicans gather this week in Dallas for their state convention, they'll be joined by delegates from the new party in town -- the Tea Party. For the first time, activists with conservative grassroots movements such as the Tea Party and the 912 Project will join the state...