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For all the things that Democrats wanted to talk about at their state convention, there was one thing they didn't: Washington. Republicans made Washington the message at their convention two weeks ago. They blamed the Beltway for every evil befalling Texas — profligate spending...
The 5,000 feet of water between the Gulf of Mexico's surface and the Deepwater Horizon blowout has kept the oil and natural gas flowing. Each time BP has tried to cap its runaway well, the company has warned that no one has ever tried it at such a depth. But off the coast of...
Homeowners across the Houston and Galveston areas who want to buy flood insurance or renew their policies have been stuck in limbo since Congress let the National Flood Insurance Program lapse nearly four weeks ago. The issue has become particularly troubling because hurricane...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality expressed serious reservations about the Environmental Protection Agency's pending new ozone standards during a meeting Friday in San Antonio. The commissioners worried about the ability of Texas cities to meet the new requirements,...
As dozens of cars led the way to Laurel Land Cemetery, where Jeremy McMillian was buried Friday afternoon, the sun's rays lit up an overcast day, reflecting the mood of the friends and family grieving their loss and celebrating his life. "God don't make no mistakes," McMillian's...
A soldier serving in Iraq lost his Frisco home to foreclosure over late homeowners association dues, renewing a debate over the power of HOAs in Texas. The case, which has boiled over to involve federal judge, a publicist and death threats, began when Michael and May Clauer lost...
To celebrate the reopening of local waterways to recreation a day earlier than planned, New Braunfels and Comal County officials and residents plunged into the refreshing waters of the Comal River on Thursday. At 10 a.m., the Comal and Guadalupe rivers reopened in the city,...
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas released the name Thursday of an Austin engineer who said the Alamo chapel appears safe, despite cracks and leaks in its roof. “I have personally walked on the top of the length and width of the vaulted roof and detected no indication of...
When Bill White became state Democratic chairman nearly 15 years ago, he predicted that the party's worst days were over and that momentum "is definitely on our side." He was wrong. The Democratic Party was in political free fall when White took over after Republican George W...