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The city spent almost $38,000 to build a new parking lot at the Lake Como Park neighborhood pool, even though the pool is closed this summer and could be closed for the foreseeable future. The project was part of a $407,000 competitive bid awarded under a voter-approved bond...
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands — Against the roiling backdrop of unsubstantiated accusations, ugly chat-room rumors and persistent scrutiny from his sport's anti-doping forces, Lance Armstrong embarks upon his last ride into cycling's sunset Saturday in the unfamiliar role of...
A massive gun battle between rival drug and migrant trafficking gangs near the U.S. border Thursday left 21 people dead and at least six others wounded, prosecutors said. The fire fight occurred in a sparsely populated area about 12 miles from the Arizona border, near the city...
With hurricane-whipped waves pushing more oil onto the Gulf of Mexico's once-white beaches, the government pinned its latest cleanup hopes Wednesday on a huge new piece of equipment: the world's largest oil-skimming vessel. As the monstrous vessel made its way toward the Gulf...
The cash-strapped city of Dallas could owe the federal government $40 million or more if a whistle-blower lawsuit's allegations of fraud involving billing for ambulance services prove true. While the city says the specific amount it may owe the government has not been determined...
A Galveston County deputy constable helped a woman deliver her baby on the side of the Gulf Freeway in League City. KPRC Local 2 reported that Deputy Constable Dennis Murphy was the first on the scene Tuesdsay morning when a call came in that a woman was giving birth in her car...
A San Antonio man was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for his role in a series of bizarre cat mutilations three years ago that garnered national attention. Jordan Scott Mitchell, 24, pleaded no contest to three counts of animal cruelty in February for the torture...
The city of Dallas plans to hire an outside investigator to examine the circumstances surrounding the decision by two top police commanders to provide an escort for Friday's funeral procession for Police Chief David Brown's son, who killed a Lancaster officer and an innocent...
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...