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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...
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...
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...
The pressure on BP's Macondo well continued to rise slowly overnight, now sitting at about 6,745 pounds per square inch, with no signs of leaks, BP's Kent Wells said in a morning briefing. "The test is not over, we've not made any final conclusion, but at this point there's no...
So far this year, 12 Fort Hood soldiers have committed suicide. That's one more than in all of 2009 and puts the post on course to shatter its all-time mark of 14 in a year. Also, two other deaths are being investigated as suicides. The post, home to two first-to-fight divisions...
BP finally gained control over one of America's biggest environmental catastrophes by placing a carefully fitted cap over a runaway geyser that has been gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico since early spring, though no one was declaring victory just yet. http://www.star-...
An anonymous tip led investigators and Precinct 1 constable deputies to a home Thursday in Crosby, where they discovered about 1,000 animals held in cramped and filthy cages, officials said. The animals, which include several hundred birds, along with dozens of dogs, rabbits and...