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The new Cap Metro rail director has only been on the job for eight weeks, but he's already seeing a new challenge. "I think right now the biggest challenge we're faced with is growth," said Melvin Clark. "It's a good one to be at capacity constraint, which is not uncommon. We...
Three-year-old Alisandra Galavan was described as a firecracker. "She was going to be a ballerina and soccer player all at once," said Myla Galavan, Alisandra's mother. "She was neat." Every birthday, Alisandra got her picture taken in a pink tutu to compare her growth from year...
With the Texas House set to start floor debate Friday on the budget bill, Texans opposing deep cuts in health care for the poor and children demonstrated at the capitol Wednesday. They are afraid that thousands of low income Texans will lose health coverage if lawmakers do not...
In a potentially sweeping and politically charged escalation of the U.S. offensive against Mexican drug cartels, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, introduced legislation in Congress Wednesday to designate six murderous Mexican drug cartels "foreign terrorist organizations." Such a...
Proposed legislation that would establish a state-run guest-worker program would legally satisfy the state’s appetite for cheap labor but not grant amnesty to people already in Texas illegally, according to the bill’s author. House Bill 2757 , by state Rep. Aaron Peña , R-...
Claire Hirschkind was arrested for disobeying airport security and criminal trespass in December, after she refused what she termed an invasive pat-down at Austin's airport. “They insisted I let them squeeze my breasts and feel my crotch because it was the law,” said Hirschkind...
Nuclear radiation, invisible and insidious, gives us the creeps. Even before the Japanese nuclear crisis, Americans were bombarded with contradictory images and messages that frighten even when they try to reassure. It started with the awesome and deadly mushroom cloud rising...
Many believe church is good for the soul, but new research shows it may not be good for the waistline. The study shows people who attend worship services regularly are 50 percent more likely to become obese. FOX 4's Melissa Cutler has the details. Church Attendance Linked to...
“I may be proud to be a cowboy on a horse, but I'm not ever a cowboy in business or in politics,” Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was saying one day last week during an interview in his Capitol office. The rancher with a showplace spread near Fredericksburg showed photos of himself...