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University of Texas junior Eric Gladstone was sitting in his 500-student organic chemistry class Tuesday morning when his cellphone buzzed with a text message – an urgent warning that a gunman was loose on campus. Looking around, he noticed others glancing at their cellphones...
The Keller Youth Association board voted last week to continue its support for association President Steve Craft, who has been embroiled in controversy after his ties to sexually oriented businesses became known. But some association parents who do not support Craft said they...
Texans these days may or may not know that when the Lone Star State was admitted to the Union in 1845, Congress authorized it to form “new States of Convenient size, not exceeding four in number and in addition to the said State of Texas.” The idea has cropped up now and again...
Gov. Rick Perry , apparently emboldened by signs that he's cruising to another re-election in Texas, is sketching out ambitious plans to boost his profile nationally before the next presidential race. In an interview, Perry for the first time acknowledged having examined his...
The majority of voters would replace Barack Obama as U.S. president in 2012, according to a Politico/George Washington University Battleground Poll released Monday. Only 38 percent of respondents in the poll -- which surveyed 1,000 registered voters who identified themselves as...
With a recent poll showing him trailing Rick Perry by seven points among likely voters, Bill White was in Houston today, rolling out yet another campaign salvo crafted to chip away at the stubborn numbers gap. Appearing at Venturetech, a company that manufactures and services...
Voter anger, which sparked the tea party movement and could result in a tidal wave of Republican turnout in November, surfaced in a new poll of Texas’ likely voters. The poll, commissioned by the San Antonio Express-News and four other Texas newspapers, found that 57 percent of...
The victims were described by mourners as recent graduates of the University of Texas , a promising young couple bound to marry and rejoin prosperous families in a fashionable part of Houston. Then they were described by the police as a menacing drug lord and his unwitting...
Texans appear fed up with illegal immigration, with most backing an Arizona-type crackdown and many willing to change the U.S. Constitution to discourage women from entering the country to give birth. But some experts said that Texas, while roiled by the issue, still isn't as...