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In what is arguably the climax to more than three years of lawsuits, grand jury indictments, legislation, allegations of corruption, congressional hearings, reforms and resignations at the Pedernales Electric Cooperative not to mention newspaper stories detailing it all the...
The Han Yang Market is one of the only places in Austin where you'll find aisles of Korean groceries and headlines in Hangul, the distinctive Korean alphabet. The news, streaming to a computer at the cash register, is about the escalating tension between North and South Korea. “...
They cut themselves, abuse drugs or alcohol, threaten suicide, disrupt classes. Many don't learn that they suffer from mental illness until they land in the juvenile justice system. Early intervention and easy access to care are critical in keeping mentally ill youths in school...
A group of hunger strikers at the University of Texas at San Antonio are staging a rally Monday at 3 p.m. the San Antonio office of U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, located at 3133 General Hudnell Dr., to urge Hutchison, R-Texas, to pass the DREAM Act. The law would provide a...
It was 4 a.m. on a weekday when the first person posted a suicidal threat on the Department of Veterans Affairs' Facebook page. By the time VA director of new media Brandon Friedman woke up at 6 a.m., he already had several e-mails in his inbox alerting him to the note posted by...
North Texas lawmakers say they will renew efforts to introduce a sobriety checkpoints bill in the new legislative session, after a federal agency rated Texas among the worst states in preventing alcohol-related traffic fatalities. Supporters say checkpoints, which have been...
A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says country singer Willie Nelson was held after 6 ounces of marijuana was found aboard his tour bus. The bus pulled into the Sierra Blanca checkpoint about 9 a.m. Friday. An officer smelled marijuana when a door was opened. Bill Brooks, spokesman...
Thanksgiving weekend is the traditional start of the Christmas lighting season at many homes, when the ladders come out and the strings of blinking colored bulbs go up. But while holiday lighting displays make most people think of “peace on earth,” and all that stuff, it made me...
A San Antonio police officer shot and wounded a boy Thursday evening after the 16-year-old, holding pieces of a broken shovel, lunged at him, authorities said. Police Chief William McManus, who went to the scene, said the officer was called to the home in the 6200 block of...