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The homeless population across the country increased by about 20,000 people, or 3 percent, at the height of the recession between 2008 and 2009, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. A new report from the alliance shows the increases were across the board —...
Texas' three Republican leaders reiterated their mantra of no new taxes Wednesday, but they acknowledged that the state's lagging business tax might need to be revised. Gov. Rick Perry , Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus held a breakfast discussion and shared...
On Thursday, for our first TribLive conversation of 2011, I interviewed three incoming members of the Texas House: Larry Gonzales , R-Round Rock; Jason Isaac , R-Dripping Springs; and Paul Workman , R-Austin. We talked about, among other things, the House leadership battle, the...
The CTRMA started construction on the 183A tollway in March and expect to be done in March 2012. It’s one of many road projects going on in the area this year. Traffic is an increasing concern for the Cedar Park City Council, so it’s no surprise that most of the construction...
On Tuesday, Mike Herman reflected on a Dec. 25 night fire that destroyed most of the popular restaurant Cindy’s Gone Hog Wild. “It was a heck of a Christmas present to get on a Christmas night,” Herman said. The restaurant/bar, especially popular with motorcyclists, is located...
The Obama administration views carbon dioxide as a pollutant that warms the earth, and it imposed new regulations at the beginning of the year to begin to control CO2 emissions. But to Texas oilmen, carbon dioxide is a useful — and scarce — commodity that is vital to extracting...
Gwendolyn was 8 when a close family relative began offering her as a party favor to men attending weekly poker games at his house. She remembers being touched and kissed in places where she should not have been, and vaguely remembers being raped, but said she has blocked many of...
A Marine Corps veteran is being sued by his Cypress-area homeowners association because the flagpole on which he flies the United States and Marine Corps flags does not meet his subdivision's design guidelines. Mike Merola and his lawyer, Lee Thweatt, say this is a classic case...
A Texas minister and an associate are accused of selling fake identification documents to illegal immigrants. A federal grand jury has indicted Felipe DeJesus Coronel Pacheco and Luis Angel Tovar Cisneros on charges of conspiracy to defraud the government and manufacturing...