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As predawn thunder rolled and lightning flashed, Peter Serebrenik carried a 7-year-old girl out of rising floodwaters that were rapidly swallowing his campgrounds on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Nearly 12 inches of rain had pelted parts of Comal County overnight — a...
Foes of a plan to move chronically homeless people to an Oak Cliff apartment building went on the offensive Wednesday, telling the Dallas City Council their neighborhoods are no place for such a project. Four speakers continued the public outcry against the Dallas Housing...
The reefs that David Walter makes for anglers to drop into the Gulf of Mexico are fake, but his frustration as he tries to win compensation from BP for lost income is real. State regulators stopped issuing permits for the reefs on May 4 because of the oil spill, effectively...
Investigators of a gas line explosion that left a man dead are focusing on whether the line was properly marked before utility work began at the site, authorities said Tuesday. The electrical contractor that clipped the underground line Monday afternoon, causing the explosion,...
The relentlessly spreading oil in the Gulf of Mexico has spawned a likewise burgeoning number of forecasts seeking to predict which beach the crude will foul next. Initially there was just the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's three-day forecast. But last week the...
As head of the city's graffiti abatement program, Lisa McKenzie knows this much: You don't get ahead in life by tagging drainage pipes and bathroom walls. That's why McKenzie is encouraging aspiring artists to sign up for a new summer program called Art in Action, a partnership...
On paper, he looked good: current state senator with a long resume including his role as a former regent for the Texas State University System — and Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, really wanted the job as chancellor of that system. Instead, it went to a retired state House...
He is the man, after all, who hired commandos to swoop in and rescue American hostages from Iran. And no one delights more in pulling off a good-hearted prank. Last year, he planted a 9-foot-tall naked-lady topiary in Ebby Halliday's backyard – where it still stands. On Tuesday...
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