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From East Texas, every baby looks like a future terrorist. At least, that's what U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, has described lately, warning Congress and CNN viewers that foreign terrorists are sending pregnant women to this country so their babies can be "raised and coddled...
Steven Erb had only two weeks left in his six-month deployment to Afghanistan when a fuel truck reportedly rigged with explosives was discovered on a military base in Kandahar in July 2007. Erb had to walk to the truck alone, sweating in a claustrophobic 90-pound bomb suit, to...
Trustees for the Alamo Colleges face tough decisions Thursday about whether to raise taxes and tuition in a sluggish economy and brutal budget season. Facing cuts in state funding and a drop in property tax revenue, the five-college district is trying to patch a $21 million...
Murry Conarroe knows how hot it gets in August. When the 59-year-old retiree isn't playing water volleyball or pitching horseshoes buck naked, he maintains the solar-powered weather station at Wildwood Naturist's Resort, a nudist camp in Wise County. Instruments record...
It's open-mike night, when anyone with the guts to go on stage can try to be funny for five minutes. Army Staff Sgt. Bobby Henline steps under the spotlights. Everyone can see his amputated arm, disfigured face and some of the burns that cover 38 percent of his body. “Go Bobby...
When lawmakers return to Austin in January, they can count on a fight over whether to give TxDOT authority to partner with private toll firms to build roads and paid HOV lanes. The authority, which became controversial, has expired in the wake of a decision by the Legislature...
Virtual strip searches. Extra fees. Smelly passengers. Scowling attendants. The handful of peanuts that winds up as dinner. The attentive service and effortless transport that once made air travel an anticipated pleasure have deteriorated into a necessary and nerve-racking haul...
Thirteen patrol officers will be disciplined but none will lose their jobs following an investigation into allegations of improper conduct during a promotion exam earlier this year, Police Chief William McManus said Wednesday. The announcement closed months of speculation over...
Children seem to delight in science. They ask why the sky is blue and how birds fly. But that early interest doesn't always make it into the classroom. Science becomes a stumbling block for some students, schools and even school districts. At least two school districts –...