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A plan to force a congressional vote to wipe out $4 trillion in federal debt fell just three votes short on Friday. Eleven of 18 lawmakers supported the controversial plan of spending cuts and tax hikes. The only lawmaker from Texas to vote said no. But Republican Congressman,...
BP is challenging the government's estimate that its damaged Macondo well gushed 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico last summer, adopting a strategy that could save it billions of dollars in federal fines for the offshore spill. The London-based oil giant,...
The expansion of Bennie Fuelberg's authority at the Pedernales Electric Co-op mirrored its rapid growth in operations during his tenure, which ended in 2008 with his resignation as general manager. He was the 10th employee when he was hired in 1972 at the utility based in...
HOUSTON BUDGET WOES Houston proposes furlough program for city workers HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston is feeling the pinch of the country's economic woes as the mayor of the nation's fourth largest city is asking its workers to take an unpaid day off from their jobs this month in an...
In many developed countries, the youngest generation in the workforce has a significantly higher instance of achievement in higher education than the oldest generation. That’s not the case in Texas. Even in El Paso businessman Woodley "Wo ody" Hunt ’s rosiest projections, if...
Houstonians may not have had the final word on the city's red light camera program, which voters rejected in a Nov. 2 referendum. A lawsuit filed by the city grew more complicated Tuesday when opponents of the devices attempted to intervene in litigation between the city and...
After spending a night in jail, 16 college students and community activists continued pushing for passage of a youth immigration measure Tuesday, holding rallies and vigils and continuing a three-week hunger strike to ratchet up pressure on lawmakers. The activists were arrested...
Starting today, the sides of four Fort Worth city buses will bear this message: "Millions of Americans are Good Without God." Their sponsor, the Dallas-Fort Worth Coalition of Reason, says it's only coincidence that the atheist-themed ads will debut during Christmas season. They...
Under a recent proposal floated for a new drinking-and-driving offense, those who enjoy a glass or two of wine while out at dinner might find themselves on the wrong side of the law if they decided to drive home — even if their blood alcohol is below the 0.08 legal intoxication...