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Local religious leaders urged their followers on Sunday to keep up hope for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, despite signs that Congress likely won't act on major immigration legislation this year. “We have a Congress that is very timid,” the Rev. Kevin Collins, pastor...
Not long after Rice’s season-ending 4-1 loss to Texas on Sunday night, Owls coach Wayne Graham was asked if he was frustrated by his team’s inability to produce offense when it counted most. In two Austin Regional victories over the weekend, Rice wore tracks in the baselines at...
Pacific-10 Conference commissioner Larry Scott on Sunday night said that he detected a "high degree of interest" from university administrators in regard to the subject of expansion. Earlier Sunday, Scott met with university presidents and chancellors on the last day of the Pac-...
Sharon Hall said she had 14 very good reasons to help organize a petition to balance the federal budget: her 14 grandchildren. “I'm going to make a difference for them,” Hall said Saturday at a San Antonio Tea Party rally at Olmos Basin Park, where organizers invited people to...
The city of Leander got a larger-than-expected bill for construction of a railroad crossing at the Sunny Drive extension from U.S. 183 to Leander Drive. The extra expense, reportedly caused by Capital Metro Transit rail system issues, would be paid from 2007 bond funds. The...
When Republicans gather this week in Dallas for their state convention, they'll be joined by delegates from the new party in town -- the Tea Party. For the first time, activists with conservative grassroots movements such as the Tea Party and the 912 Project will join the state...
BP PLC chief executive Tony Hayward said Sunday he won't step down over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and predicted his company will recover from the disaster. Hayward told BBC television's "Andrew Marr Show" that he would not quit, and he had the "absolute intention of seeing...
The Hill Country peach season is in full bloom, and for the first time in years, even growers are licking their lips with anticipation. “It's the best crop we've had since at least 2004,” said Jamey Vogel, co-owner of Vogel Orchard near Stonewall. “I don't think the crop could...
A Houston Chronicle and Texas Tribune investigation finds children living in residential treatment centers have been provoked to fight, been punched and choked, forced to strip down to their underwear, and have engaged in sexual acts with staffers. The state of Texas spends...