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Space shuttle Atlantis is back on Earth, and the shuttle era is over. Atlantis and its four astronauts glided through the twilight Thursday and landed in Florida shortly before sunrise. Hundreds gathered near the runway to welcome Atlantis home _ and to bid NASA's 30-year space...
Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst sent a video to his supporters Tuesday. "I'm running for the United States Senate to help take our country back," said Dewhurst. Dewhurst hopes to win the seat currently held by Kay Bailey Hutchison who is not seeking re-election. "I need your...
As if Texas didn't have enough to be proud of, how about adding this: The site of the oldest archeological dig in North America. It's located outside the town of Salado, about 125 miles south of Fort Worth. The site has new evidence of people who lived 15,500 years ago. The...
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg Costa of Houston and U.S. Magistrate Judge David Guaderrama in El Paso were recommended to the White House on Tuesday for nomination to the federal bench in Texas. In a letter to President Barack Obama, the state's two U.S. senators, Kay Bailey...
Austin Police have found the man who was reported missing from a party barge on Lake Travis Sunday afternoon. The 24 year old is safe at his home, according to a spokesperson from the Travis County Sheriff's Office. Officials said people on the boat spent the morning swimming...
The federal government will require gun shops in border states to track multiple sales of semiautomatic weapons. The new rule targets gun-runners who supply violent drug cartels in Mexico. The new rule is not yet in effect, but it has already sparked a backlash. The new...
Three boats have been badly burned during an overnight fire at a marina on Clear Lake. I-Witness viewers saw flames leaping into the night sky along the shore of League City and called our newsroom. Viewers Tiffany and Gregory shot video of flames eating through the boats docked...
Shannon Stone loved joking around with his pals. He loved giving nicknames to his colleagues. And he loved being a fireman, the job he'd wanted since he was a kid. Yet what this tall, smiling 39-year-old loved most were baseball and his family, especially his 6-year-old son,...
David Dewhurst might be the safest bet for the U.S. Senate since former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. Dewhurst is personally wealthy, a business success, a statewide officeholder since 1999 and lieutenant governor since 2003. Two of his potential foes have already dropped out,...