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Attention, gamblers. A Texas House committee surprised the casino lobby Friday night when it voted out legislation that would allow video lottery terminals — slot machines — at state racetracks and Indian reservations. The casinos were left behind. Casino interests wanted any...
Should cities have the final say over pipeline and drilling location? Should gas companies have more power than cities? The debate has turned bitter at the state Capitol; and in the case of one politician, it's gotten personal. Drilling rigs, pipelines and compressor stations...
When Mansoor Kapasi first began taking his students to chess tournaments, the other parents wondered if they were part of a gang. He said his students — now well known within the Austin chess-playing community — provide a “huge contrast” to the mostly privileged crowds at chess...
A Dallas-based company is aiming to keep kids in school. With parental permission, students are tracked by GPS for a six-week course on responsibility. It's working in districts from Anaheim, California to San Antonio, Texas. But, it's not just helping kids go to class and raise...
President Obama has decided not to release any photos of Osama bin Laden's dead body . The announcement follows a charged debate on whether the risk might outweigh the benefit if any images or video are released showing bin Laden after he was fatally shot by U.S. forces. More on...
Chris Brummitt, AP bureau chief in Islamabad, Pakistan, talks about how the killing of Osama Bin Laden happened so close to several Pakistani military installations, and what his death could mean for U.S.-Pakistan relations . http://www.newsradioklbj.com/Blogs/Blogentry.aspx?...
May 21 is less than three weeks away. That's when a growing number of billboards predict the second coming of Jesus Christ. Chris Hawes explains the significance of that date and finds out who's behind the campaign.
Senate Finance Chairman Steve Ogden tried, and failed, to get 20 state senators to vote with him on a proposed state budget Tuesday. On Wednesday, he's going to see if he can find 15. The Bryan Republican is trying to get enough Senate support to pass a budget and, if he has his...