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A dozen protestors from disability rights group ADAPT gathered at Gov. Rick Perry's office this afternoon to block the entrances. Organizers say they wont leave until Perry pledges to oppose cuts to community services.
State Sen. Robert Deuell , R-Greenville, would rather raise taxes a little bit than make the cuts lawmakers are considering now, he said this evening. Deuell has been a proponent of a 10-cent increase in gasoline taxes for some time — since before his Republican primary and...
For Texans to truly understand the state's grim future may require all 1,030 school superintendents to immediately cancel high school sports — including Friday night football, demographer Steve Murdock says. Of course, doing so might get them all fired. So, the lights still will...
Mexican soldiers arrested six men Wednesday who they say carried out last week’s fatal ambush of U.S. special agent Jaime Zapata. Authorities said the suspects told them they believed Zapata and his partner Victor Avila — who was wounded in the attack — were members of a rival...
Texas’ prison system, to meet state leaders’ demand for immediate budget cuts, will eliminate 555 jobs, most of them administrative and support posts. Officials stressed Wednesday that no prison guards or parole officers will be laid off. Mike Gross of the Texas State Employees...
In a gesture aimed at softening legislators' hearts toward disadvantaged children, the leaders of 74 local nonprofits and clients who use such services unfurled umbrellas at a Tuesday news conference sponsored by the San Antonio Nonprofit Council . The approximately 200 umbrella...
Lance Armstrong is calling this one "Retirement 2.0." Almost a month after finishing 65th in his last competitive race in Australia, and nearly six years removed from the last of an unprecedented seven straight Tour de France titles, the 39-year-old cyclist made clear there is...
Texas universities will almost certainly have fewer black and Hispanic students as a result of large pending budget cuts in the state’s main financial aid program for poor students, endangering a decade’s worth of work by lawmakers and higher education officials to boost...
When the U.S. Census Bureau releases its first detailed report on Texas later this week, the numbers will describe the state's surge of young Latinos , its aging Anglo population and the continued exodus of people from West Texas. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan...