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Texas A&M University System regents have selected two-term board member Phil Adams of Bryan-College Station as chairman. Adams, an insurance businessman, was first appointed to the board by Gov. Rick Perry in 2001. He was reappointed in 2009. The board on Wednesday also...
A Texas company has been ordered to pay 32 mentally disabled workers $240 million in damages for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse. The federal jury in Davenport, Iowa, ruled Wednesday that Henry's Turkey Service, of Goldthwaite, Tex., violated...
Hospitals would have to provide enhanced treatment for victims of sexual assault under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature. In a 31-0 vote on Wednesday, the Texas Senate approved SB 1191 by Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth. The bill would require nearly every...
The U.S. Department of Justice is not objecting to the Texas Education Agency ousting trustees of the El Paso Independent School District amid a testing scandal. The decision was announced Monday by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Texas Education Commissioner...
The Dallas Opera says the French-born conductor Emmanuel Villaume (vee-YOHM') has been appointed its new music director. The announcement was made Tuesday. Villaume is only the third person named to the position in the company's 56-year history. Villaume's career has included...
The government has lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription. And the Food and Drug Administration also says the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters. Those seeking Plan B One-Step previously...
Texas is in first place when it comes to the number of drunk- driving deaths. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1,450 alcohol-related fatalities in the Lone Star state in 2011. Now, a state lawmaker wants to use modern technology to put...
Texas college students who are licensed to carry concealed handguns would be allowed to keep their guns locked in their cars in campus parking lots under a bill advancing in the Legislature. In a 27-4 vote Tuesday, the state Senate approved a bill that would override rules...
A couple accused of forcing their 9-year-old child to live at times in a locked wooden box have been extradited back to South Texas after being apprehended in Nevada. The 49-year-old stepmother of the boy, now 10, bonded out of the Galveston County jail by Tuesday morning. The...