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University of Texas junior Mariano Pintor said when he was growing up in Dallas, most of his friends thought "only rich kids go to college." But Pintor, the son of a Dallas city maintenance worker, had plans: He wants to start some sort of business that will help people and make...
Downsizing took on a new meaning for Jennifer Mathews and Eric Hancock when they moved into their new home earlier this year. The couple, who are engaged, bought the smallest model their builder offered: an 881-square-foot, two-story, two-bedroom unit. "The first thing I said...
A pharmacist accused of bilking the government of millions in Medicaid dollars through his San Antonio business was given three concurrent 20-year sentences Friday and ordered to pay $2.2 million in restitution. In a rambling, sometimes incoherent speech to visiting state...
Texas will have to consider less regulation of insurance companies and their rates if the Department of Insurance sees its funding cut 10 percent to help balance the next state budget, Insurance Commissioner Mike Geeslin said in documents filed this week with the governor and...
News of another oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico , so soon after the BP oil spill , has set off a wave of anxiety along the Gulf Coast and prompted calls for the government to extend its six-month ban on deepwater drilling. Just when it seemed the Obama administration might be...
Less than a week into the semester, one student reported that four of his textbooks were stolen from his car at the Intramural Fields. Although textbook thefts have increased for the past two semesters, UT Police Department Officer William Pieper said he hopes the incident will...
An 85-year-old man almost killed by a swarm of bees is home from the hospital and talking about his harrowing ordeal, for the first time Wednesday. Willard Duncan was mowing a vacant lot in East Austin two and a half weeks ago, when he was stung more than 500 times. Duncan says...
Thousands of new textbooks and a steroid-testing program for high school athletes would be among the casualties if the Texas Education Agency is forced to cut its budget by 10 percent over the next two years, according to its newly released budget plan. State agencies, courts...
The top 18 executives at CPS Energy earn more than $4.2 million collectively, according to salary records released to the San Antonio Express-News. The paper filed an open records request for the utility's top 20 salaries in response to CPS' recent pledge to be more open and...