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Rosa Rosales, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, said on Monday that a proposal to strengthen San Antonio's smoking ordinance is racist and socioeconomically biased. LULAC, the San Antonio Mixed Beverage Association, the National Association for...
Red-light cameras, which have split the driving public like few other topics of the road, are reaching a public opinion crossroads. Texas cities have collected more than $103 million in fines since a revised red-light camera law took effect in 2007. Houston has collected the...
About a month ago -- and within days of each other -- two patrons at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington were asked to cover up tattoos that employees decided could offend other visitors. Like Six Flags, some other popular Tarrant County attractions have dress codes that apply to...
The Harris County sheriff jails 1,600 more people than he has beds for, so it is surprising how many he has serving their sentences at home in ankle monitors: None. The county will not build its way out of jail overcrowding soon, with voters having rejected a jail bond measure...
The message was cross-border cooperation, and the stage was a shuttered Levi's plant — a reminder of globalization's down side despite the factory's reincarnation as a county office building. Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos and Matamoros, Mexico, Mayor Erick Silva smiled last...
The Defense Department has kept up its immense purchases of aviation fuel and other petroleum products from BP even as the oil giant comes under scrutiny for potential violations of clean-water and oil-spill laws related to the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon...
Months after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and its well started gushing oil, BP says it has yet to decide how to handle claims filed by religious groups and other charitable organizations that are endangered because people can no longer afford to contribute. Pastor Dan...
The latest hopes are riding on a massive new skimmer to clean oil from near the spewing well in the Gulf of Mexico, while a local Louisiana parish's plan to block the slick has been rejected by federal officials. A 48-hour test of the Taiwanese vessel dubbed "A Whale" began...
Concerns about hosting an affordable housing complex for veterans here have been eased, but not erased, by new project details released by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Kerrville Mission Homeless project slated to be built and run by River Vista LP should feature 40...