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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State health officials have raised mercury concerns in advising some people not to eat or to limit consumption of certain fish caught off the Texas coast. The Department of State Health Services issued the advisory Tuesday. Experts say too much mercury can...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Environmental groups are upset that that Texas House is proposing an end to keeping histories of a company's compliance with state and federal laws. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote on Baytown Rep. Wayne Smith's bill on Wednesday. The measure would change how...
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - A memorial service will be held this month at a West Texas post for five soldiers killed in a bombing in Afghanistan. Officials at Fort Bliss say a service has been scheduled May 22 at the post chapel. The five Fort Bliss soldiers died May 4 in Maiwand,...
WEST, Texas (AP) - Almost a month into their review of the deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant, investigators hope to diagram how the plant looked before the explosion. Then, they'll take that aerial picture and compare it to the 93-foot-wide crater that's there now. They'...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comment likening a Republican lawmaker to a schoolyard bully is drawing a rebuttal from his target - and a suggestion from another senator that he apologize. Reid made the remark about Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday after the Texan...
Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday threatened to call legislators back to Austin this summer if they don’t meet his demands for tax relief and money for water projects. “It should be no surprise that if folks want to go home at the end of this legislative session, send me $1.8 billion...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A state-appointed board to manage the El Paso school district held its first official meeting after replacing the district's ousted board. State Education Commissioner Michael Williams charged the new board to "restore the confidence and trust" of the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Switchblades could soon be legal in Texas following a vote in the Texas House of Representatives. Lawmakers approved the bill on Monday without discussion and on a voice vote. The measure's author, Houston Democrat Harold Dutton, had originally said he...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The family of a Bend soldier who was among five Fort Bliss troops killed by a roadside bomb last weekend says he had recently reenlisted because he didn't want to leave his unit. Spc. Brandon Joseph Prescott died Saturday with four others when an improvised...