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Texans appear fed up with illegal immigration, with most backing an Arizona-type crackdown and many willing to change the U.S. Constitution to discourage women from entering the country to give birth. But some experts said that Texas, while roiled by the issue, still isn't as...
The State Board of Education votes Friday on a resolution to reject "gross pro-Islamic, anti-Christian distortions in social studies texts." The resolution, "Balanced Treatment of Religious Groups in Textbooks" ( full text here ), accuses the books of dedicating too much space...
She's a savvy businesswoman whose high-paying clients, she said, hail from a variety of fields, including law enforcement, the judiciary, finance and professional sports. But if 22 state attorneys general have their way, this San Antonio woman and others like her will be out of...
Texas voters may not have a face-to-face governor's debate between Rick Perry and Bill White this fall. But they got the next best thing Thursday. In consecutive but separate TV interviews in Dallas, the two rivals scuffled over how best to tackle Texas' budget hole, immigration...
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...