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This little piggy just wanted out of the hot car. South Texas authorities rescued a distressed pot-bellied pig outside the Cameron County Courthouse after finding the pet owner, who unlocked the car. The Brownsville Herald posted on online video showing authorities trying to...
The top 10 tailgate foods.... Fall means football, and these recipes for burgers, brats, sandwiches, and much more are perfect for portable grilling and hungry tailgaters. It's time to pack up the party and take it to the parking lot! http://chron.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/...
Police said an angry mother believed to be a Metzger Middle School parent pulled a gun and threatened members of a Kirby seventh-grade volleyball team that had just defeated the Metzger team Thursday night. School police are reviewing videotapes to try to identify the woman, who...
The federal government needs to step up its scrutiny of offshore oil and gas facilities, with more inspectors on the job and stiffer penalties for violations, the Obama administration concluded Wednesday. The recommendations were delivered by an Interior Department panel...
Houston's acting fire chief has fired three firefighters, saying they were each culpable in an incident where a racial epithet was entered on an EMS report using an ambulance computer terminal. The head of the firefighters union called the firings a "travesty“ and said the...
Programs that help the elderly and disadvantaged would be hard hit by proposed across-the-board cuts to the Bexar County budget, advocates for impacted nonprofit groups said Wednesday. Edmund Keely, who serves on the City-County Joint Commission on Elderly Affairs, said reducing...
Two-thirds of the companies given taxpayer money from the job creation fund that Gov. Rick Perry has touted as a key reason for Texas' economic growth failed to meet their promises last year, a study released today finds. In a study released Wednesday, the progressive watchdog...
Undaunted by failure in last year's legislative session, supporters of a statewide smoking ban are gearing up to resurrect the measure to combat what they say is a public-health menace caused by secondhand smoke. Similar legislation died in the waning days of the 2009...
The federal government is proposing to cut financial aid for some students in the fastest-growing sector of higher education — for-profit colleges and universities — saying they put students on a fast track to failure. The schools are fighting back, arguing the proposal would...