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The Texas National Guard plans to demolish 49 vacant structures in Dallas next month as part of a program to rid neighborhoods of drug havens. The Guard's counterdrug task force bulldozes dilapidated houses every few months in cities across the state. It has torn down more than...
Jurors heard an audiotape Wednesday in which former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay clearly says he knew beforehand of a money exchange between his Texas leadership committee and the Republican National Committee in 2002. The prior knowledge is a key issue for prosecutors as they try to...
A dozen students at the University of Texas at San Antonio, some of them in the country illegally, declared a hunger strike Wednesday to urge passage of a federal law that would give students a path to citizenship. Called the DREAM Act, the law addresses immigrants who were...
The biggest congressional freshman class in a generation will include a trio of Texas tea partiers, heading to Washington brash, impatient and confrontational. Each ousted an entrenched Democrat , and they're in no mood for compromise – not with President Barack Obama , not with...
The Mexican military took the life of “Tony Tormenta,” the gangster who ran the Gulf Cartel drug-trafficking syndicate, but the deceased capo's rivals — known for beheadings and public displays of murdered corpses — are poised to take the territory that borders South Texas. That...
Texas lost hundreds of thousands of jobs last year as it stumbled through the deep national recession . But the state is likely to shine as the nation's economic growth leader over the next decade, according to research and forecasting firm IHS Global Insight . Payroll...
How far would you go to make sure your child is in the school you think is best for their education? It can be a challenge here in Austin for parents. What do you do if you want to get your child into a better school? Some parents we spoke with say there's really no other option...
Donna Dee Floyd had a message she wanted to personally deliver to former President George W. Bush: "Thank you." So she showed up at Borders Books & Music in Dallas' Preston Royal shopping center about 3 a.m. Tuesday, joining a growing line of people waiting to meet Bush and...