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Pop singer Eddie Fisher, whose clear voice brought him a devoted following of teenage girls in the early 1950s before marriage scandals overshadowed his fame, has died at age 82. He passed away Wednesday night at his home in Berkeley of complications from hip surgery, his...
Ethics officials have cleared a State Board of Education member from San Antonio of allegations that he failed to report gifts from a Boston-based company that sought to manage part of the state's education trust fund last year. The Texas Ethics Commission said in a report that...
Eight of the country's 100 largest churches are in the Dallas area, though the biggest remains Lakewood Church of Houston, a new survey shows. LifeWay Research, a branch of the Southern Baptist Convention, ranked churches based on average weekend attendance. Some 8,000 churches...
Members of Austin’s gay community reacted with disappointment to news that the U.S. Senate failed Tuesday to overturn the military’s controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy. That decision on Capitol Hill was one of the topics up for discussion during “Outcast," a public...
Texas is at the center of a heated national battle over the training emergency physicians need in order to advertise themselves as board certified. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7211883.html ER doctors are expected to square off at an Oct. 29 meeting at which...
Classrooms are becoming a lot like game shows. There are no strobe lights or studio audiences, but more and more students are using hand-held devices to "click in" with their answers to questions flashing on big screens. Students seem to love the clickers, formally called "...
Leaders of an interfaith group that includes Christians, Jews and Muslims urged the State Board of Education on Monday to abandon what they called an "inflammatory" resolution that purportedly documents an anti-Christian, pro-Islamic bias in world history textbooks. The...
American taxpayers have thrown $4.6 billion into emergency projects across Texas over the past 19 months to salvage the Lone Star State economy — creating or saving 47,704 jobs as of July, a review of federal records shows. Amid the nation's worst downturn since the Great...
It began decades ago with a young boy scooping up bottle caps from the dirt outside his grandfather's filling station/diner, Steve's Place on Old Castroville Road. The caps were the boy's first collectables as he learned the family business, working tables, sweeping floors and...