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Tom Hicks, the Dallas investor whom Forbes magazine says was worth $1 billion last year, drew an annual salary of $183,504 through May and received another $14,452 in expenses from the Texas Rangers, the American League West leader that declared voluntary bankruptcy in May. The...
A state judge upheld Texas' truth-in-grading law Monday, rejecting arguments by several school districts that contended that they could still require teachers to give minimum grades – such as a 50, 60 or 70 – on student report cards. State District Judge Gisela Triana-Doyal said...
He has been cast in the role of fixer, sent in to clean up after BP's gaffe-prone chief executive and oversee efforts to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher. But Robert Dudley is really more of a diplomat. In his first week running the spill response for BP, Dudley shuttled...
It seems straightforward enough: Managers manage. Workers work. But in the real workaday world, managing your manager can be critical to success and happiness in a job. "Frankly speaking, making sure you have an effective relationship with your boss and managing that...
A day after a large national study that included San Antonio showed that healthier food and more exercise in middle school can lower obesity rates in heavy kids, a second paper from the same study warned that there's a lot of them who are really, really heavy. The HEALTHY study...
Federal food stamp officials have fined Texas nearly $4 million for making too many errors in calculating people's monthly benefits. U.S. Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon notified state officials late last week, offering to waive half of the $3.96 million fine if Texas...
Juan's room shows a life shaped by American education. It's painted in the colors of Dallas' Thomas Jefferson High School, his new alma mater. Trophies and medals brag for him: top 10 percent of his class, captain of two sports teams, a district first-place finisher in track, an...
Tropical Storm Alex was gaining strength Monday as it swirled across the Gulf of Mexico on a path toward Mexico's northeastern coast that threatened to push oil from the massive spill farther inland. The tropical storm's center wasn't expected to approach the area of the oil...
Dolph Briscoe Jr., 87, a rancher, banker and businessman from the Texas Brush Country whose promise to restore integrity to a scandal-plagued state government propelled him into the Governor's Mansion in 1973, died Sunday at the family home in Uvalde. He had been hospitalized in...