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Residents may no longer leave female dogs in estrus — in heat — tethered outside in San Antonio, according to an ordinance that sailed Thursday through the City Council and included a raft of other amendments to the city's animal code. Officials say such dogs often are the...
DART board members are poised to give final approval to a policy that purports to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity – as recommended by the transit agency's executive staff and sought by area gay rights groups. But with a one-word switch in the...
Authorities say off-duty Dallas police Officer Kelly Beemer, 27, was drunk when she fired a gun in a squad car during an argument with a fellow officer. No one was injured. http://www.dallasnews.com/video/dallasnews/hp/index.html?nvid=414572&shu=1 http://www.dallasnews.com/...
A top Republican lawyer has been hired to represent the Texas Green Party against efforts to identify a mystery donor who paid to put the party on the fall ballot. Democrats have filed suit, claiming the petition drive for the Green Party was an effort to help Gov. Rick Perry...
As the Big 12 resurrected itself this week, many Texas A&M fans saw their hopes of Southeastern Conference membership vanish overnight. The SEC dream bid may be gone. A growing anger remains. The acrimony inside A&M Nation has manifested itself in an angry exchange...
Texas lawmakers from the nation's Oil Belt are among dozens of members of Congress who have reported personal financial holdings in the nation's energy sector — even as they prepare possible punitive legislation following BP's Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout. Sen. Kay Bailey...
More than 200 people have been slaughtered during the past seven days in the most violent week in the criminal insurgency racking Mexico since President Felipe Calderón unleashed federal forces against drug trafficking gangs. The carnage has cut a wide arc through Mexico and...
For people trying to sleep overnight at Prospects Courtyard, the outdoor area at the Haven for Hope homeless center, several nuisances conspire to keep them awake. Beetles. Mosquitoes. Thin mats that provide little buffer against the concrete. But the biggest deterrents to a...
The Houston Independent School District is investigating claims that teachers at Wheatley High School helped students cheat on Advanced Placement exams. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said two teachers are suspected of letting students use books during the exams this year...