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Although the Texas economy is more resistant than most states’ to the afflictions of the recession, the state does reflect the current situation across the country for graduating college students: About half the UT students who graduated in May left the University with an...
While Mansfield is taking steps to restrict the sale of K2 and related paraphernalia, the city attorney is struggling to determine exactly how far the city can go in enforcing the new ordinance. Police Chief Gary Fowler says the ordinance restricting K2 -- apparently the first...
A contractor that said Texas stands to reap a windfall from a vanity license plate auction at Cowboys Stadium promoted the sale using exaggerated results from other states. My Plates, the company Texas hired to run the sale, has acknowledged that it erred in an announcement last...
The City of Austin is asking its residents and business owners to follow a mandatory watering schedule despite recent rainfall. Austin is in the stage one level which means watering is limited to twice a week. City crews are out looking for violators who are running irrigation...
That's the explanation for the bags of garbage left sitting on curbs Monday in Arlington, North Richland Hills and Southlake -- cities served by Duncan Disposal. Cities told residents that they could put out their garbage for Monday pickup as usual and that Duncan crews would...
A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice challenges the constitutionality of an Arizona law designed to crack down on illegal immigrants, saying immigration enforcement is not a job for the nation's states. Attorney General Eric Holder said the lawsuit,...
The 15 gallons of tar balls gathered from Texas beaches and attributed to the BP oil spill over the holiday weekend are a small fraction of what may be on the way — or is already here. In addition, six barrels of weathered and sand-crusted oil cakes were scooped up at the...
Bill White criticized Rick Perry’s proposal to slow tuition increases by constraining operating costs after a candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on Monday. “After 9.5 years as governor, it’s a little late to start looking for operating efficiencies,” White said...
Jerry Cabluck created a photo exhibit in the foyer at the Cornerstone Assistance Network building just east of downtown. In one picture, a man with a shaved head and dark-rimmed glasses walks hand in hand with his wife. His young son and two daughters, also holding hands, walk...