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In a political landscape that grows more treacherous each election, many Texas candidates are doing less to tell voters where they stand. Nonpartisan research group Project Vote Smart has called out congressional, statewide and legislative contenders for ducking its issues...
Gov. Rick Perry acknowledged Wednesday that he has a "nice, close personal relationship" with a major campaign donor whose company was awarded $4.5 million in state technology funds despite its failure to win approval from a regional screening board. The governor defended the...
A global intelligence company Wednesday said the death of U.S. citizen David Michael Hartley on Falcon Lake was a case of mistaken identity in a turf war between rival drug cartels. Hartley, who was shot during a Sept. 30 sightseeing trip to the Mexican side of the binational...
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of the Texas Pledge of Allegiance on Wednesday, rejecting a Dallas couple’s argument that the pledge violated the First Amendment, according to a news release from the state attorney general’s office. A Dallas-...
A veteran judge rejected efforts Tuesday by attorneys for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to close an evidentiary hearing to the media, but agreed to a short delay to review a defense motion for a continuance until Nov. 8. The requests for the delay and to close the hearing were separate...
The severed head of a Mexican police commander investigating the shooting of David Michael Hartley on Falcon Lake was delivered Tuesday to Mexican military in a suitcase, authorities said. The commander, identified as Rolando Flores Villegas, was one of the investigators that...
When voters go to the polls in three weeks, they’ll decide who should represent the 21st Congressional District of Texas. As KLBJ’s Perry Watson reports in this Campaign Preview, that could mean replacing a long-time, Republican with a Democrat…a businesswoman from Austin.
Women who frequent the streets downtown are being reminded to be extra vigilant after two have been killed in similar circumstances and dumped on stairwells behind buildings in the past two weeks. Houston police say they don't know if the cases are related, but investigators are...
How good is your child's teacher? For years, principals answered that question by visiting a classroom, taking down observations and handing the teacher an annual review. Now with millions in federal money aimed at rewarding the nation's best teachers, school districts are...