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Greg Abbott was elected attorney general in 2002. But his political trek began decades earlier – in agony. At age 26, Abbott was partially paralyzed in a freak accident and bedridden for a month. His dream to practice law withered. But he tilled new ambitions, reading about...
While area school districts fret about balancing their budgets, trimming here or tweaking there, few are in danger of not having enough money to pay the bills. Many districts are sitting on healthy savings accounts, several holding more cash than the state recommends. Those that...
A little over a year ago, Edith Paulín stood amid thousands of soon-to-be college graduates on the University of Texas campus, reveling in the pride of being the first in her family to earn a college diploma. In the stands, she spotted her mother and father who had brought her...
On Friday, Mary Miranda lost Pinky, the only one of her dogs still clinging to life a week after being attacked by bees on her property near Castroville. A colony in a neighbor's yard, agitated by the sound of a lawn mower on May 22, went after the young man trying to mow. He...
Thousands of people from around the country marched to the Arizona state Capitol on Saturday to protest the state's tough new crackdown on illegal immigration. Marchers carrying signs, banners and flags from the United States and Mexico filled a five-mile stretch of central...
Dallas ISD has failed to install fire alarms in hundreds of portable buildings across the district, violating fire codes and leaving students without the built-in protection of blaring alerts that signal a blaze on campus. The potentially dangerous situation has been neglected...
A BP executive says BP will learn from its failed attempts to stop the Gulf oil spill and apply those lessons to its next try. BP managing director Robert Dudley says unmanned submarines working a mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico will try to saw through a leaking...
For new college graduates about to enter the working world, it's now time to start thinking about retirement.More specifically, now's the time to start thinking about your financial future so you don't find yourself in trouble as you approach retirement. That means building a...
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison hasn't decided whether to retire at the end of 2012, and the possibility that she'll run again leaves a major question mark over the already competitive field of candidates lined up to replace her. After earlier declining to discuss her plans, saying...