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The reefs that David Walter makes for anglers to drop into the Gulf of Mexico are fake, but his frustration as he tries to win compensation from BP for lost income is real. State regulators stopped issuing permits for the reefs on May 4 because of the oil spill, effectively...
“Go Huskers” suddenly has new meaning — and its latest connotation likely means the end of the Big 12 Conference. Nebraska has accepted an invitation to join the Big Ten and will announce its intentions Friday, two people with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. Colorado...
Most kids in San Antonio have been celebrating the end of the school year for nearly a week, but for students at the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, today is the last day before summer break. The charter school, housed near the heart of downtown in what used...
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...
Foes of a plan to move chronically homeless people to an Oak Cliff apartment building went on the offensive Wednesday, telling the Dallas City Council their neighborhoods are no place for such a project. Four speakers continued the public outcry against the Dallas Housing...
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...