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As predawn thunder rolled and lightning flashed, Peter Serebrenik carried a 7-year-old girl out of rising floodwaters that were rapidly swallowing his campgrounds on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Nearly 12 inches of rain had pelted parts of Comal County overnight — a...
Investigators of a gas line explosion that left a man dead are focusing on whether the line was properly marked before utility work began at the site, authorities said Tuesday. The electrical contractor that clipped the underground line Monday afternoon, causing the explosion,...
The relentlessly spreading oil in the Gulf of Mexico has spawned a likewise burgeoning number of forecasts seeking to predict which beach the crude will foul next. Initially there was just the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's three-day forecast. But last week the...
As head of the city's graffiti abatement program, Lisa McKenzie knows this much: You don't get ahead in life by tagging drainage pipes and bathroom walls. That's why McKenzie is encouraging aspiring artists to sign up for a new summer program called Art in Action, a partnership...
On paper, he looked good: current state senator with a long resume including his role as a former regent for the Texas State University System — and Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, really wanted the job as chancellor of that system. Instead, it went to a retired state House...
He is the man, after all, who hired commandos to swoop in and rescue American hostages from Iran. And no one delights more in pulling off a good-hearted prank. Last year, he planted a 9-foot-tall naked-lady topiary in Ebby Halliday's backyard – where it still stands. On Tuesday...
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In sensitive marshes on the Louisiana coast, oil thick as pancake batter suffocates grasses and traps pelicans. Blobs of tar the size of dimes or dinner plates dot the white sands of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Little seems amiss in Mississippi except a shortage of...
Both Sam Houston Race Park and Retama Park may relinquish live thoroughbred racing for one year in 2011 as the struggling Texas horse racing industry battles financial hard times and what one industry executive described as dwindling credibility among racing fans nationwide...