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The head of the Democratic party in Williamson County resigns to endorse a Republican candidate for District 52. Plus more election news. News Radio 590 KLBJ's Carol Nelson has the story...
An Army major described a dramatic brush with death that he and the first police officer on the scene experienced during the final seconds of last year's shooting massacre on post. Maj. Steven Richter, the officer in charge of the Soldier Readiness Processing Center, said the...
A 12-year veteran of Dallas Fire Rescue remains in custody in Collin County facing seven felony counts after police say he sold steroids to an undercover Allen police officer. Gregory Whiteley, 46, an amateur bodybuilder who lives in Allen, is being held on $350,000 bail on...
Two years after a UT task force told chief administrators how to ease the pay gap between male and female faculty, about 59 percent of the UT’s academic core and athletics salary payouts go to half the workforce — the male half. Though women make up 48 percent of all UT faculty...
Minutes before he was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison, Hosam "Sam" Smadi apologized for trying to blow up a downtown Dallas skyscraper. "Your honor, I'm so ashamed of what I did," Smadi said, standing before U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn on Tuesday in a bright...
The leaders of the nation's most prestigious universities are reaching out to their counterparts in Mexico, saying more partnerships between the two countries could help with some of the border's most intractable problems. The relationship was one of the topics discussed during...
Democrat Bill White debated the governor who wasn't there Tuesday, accusing Rick Perry of enriching his political friends and leaving the state in fiscal trouble. White struggled when asked to say something positive about Perry, eventually citing his military service. "My...
If the candidates for governor were chain stores, Rick Perry would probably be Safeway and Bill White would be Target. Many believe Perry's campaign is playing it safe. He has eschewed editorial boards and is refusing to debate. His campaign is limited to a few stops a day,...
As a growing number of states move to strengthen their DNA databanks, many investigators and crime victims in Texas say dangerous criminals may escape justice here because the state fails to require DNA sampling of most arrestees. The federal government and at least 20 other...