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Expanded gambling in Texas – such as resort casinos or slot machines at racetracks – wouldn't provide much help when lawmakers grapple with a multibillion-dollar budget shortfall next year, the state's chief revenue estimator told a House committee Thursday. http://www...
The Round Rock City Council received the results of an independent review July 8 regarding the Round Rock Fire Department’s response to a December 2008 fire at a La Frontera apartment complex. Consulting firm Management Advisory Group, which previously produced the RRFD 2005...
The National Council of La Raza's annual conference comes to San Antonio this weekend, with its members eager to empower Hispanics and influence U.S. immigration policy. The meeting, which runs Saturday through Tuesday at the Convention Center, is the first here in 30 years for...
When Dallas investment banker Fred McCallister told the Senate last week about his effort to get more foreign ships to clean up oil in the Gulf of Mexico, he blamed a maritime law that protects U.S. ship owners and workers. In fact, McCallister's effort stalled because BP didn't...
Although the Texas economy is more resistant than most states’ to the afflictions of the recession, the state does reflect the current situation across the country for graduating college students: About half the UT students who graduated in May left the University with an...
While Mansfield is taking steps to restrict the sale of K2 and related paraphernalia, the city attorney is struggling to determine exactly how far the city can go in enforcing the new ordinance. Police Chief Gary Fowler says the ordinance restricting K2 -- apparently the first...
The City of Austin is asking its residents and business owners to follow a mandatory watering schedule despite recent rainfall. Austin is in the stage one level which means watering is limited to twice a week. City crews are out looking for violators who are running irrigation...
That's the explanation for the bags of garbage left sitting on curbs Monday in Arlington, North Richland Hills and Southlake -- cities served by Duncan Disposal. Cities told residents that they could put out their garbage for Monday pickup as usual and that Duncan crews would...
A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice challenges the constitutionality of an Arizona law designed to crack down on illegal immigrants, saying immigration enforcement is not a job for the nation's states. Attorney General Eric Holder said the lawsuit,...