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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,...
It's almost like the start of a bad joke: A professor and a pundit walk into the Texas Tribune office. ... But more or less, that's what happened. Naomi Schaeffer Riley, a former Wall Street Journal editor and author of the book The Faculty Lounges ... And Other Reasons You Won’...
Early reports show a sleeping driver may have been the cause in last Friday's early morning bus crash. The accident, located just North of San Marcos on Interstate 35 sent 18 people to nearby hospitals including a four-year-old girl whose leg was amputated. Doctors at Dell...
Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr has fired a civilian employee who had been a keeper of confidential questions and other secret materials during recent interviews for firefighter applicants. Human resource specialist Kathryn Riley was terminated from her $46,000-a-year job...
More than a dozen men accused of taking part in a series of sexual assaults on an 11-year-old girl are expected in court in a case that has divided and horrified their small southeast Texas town. The 14 men facing charges are scheduled to be in a state district courtroom in...
For air traffic controllers, the first sign something was wrong with Southwest Airlines Flight 812 came in a garbled radio communication obtained by News 8. Controller: "Southwest 812, I'm sorry I could not understand. Please say again." Pilot: "Request emergency descent. We've...
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison asked a Veterans Affairs Secretary Erik Shinseki to investigate allegations of religious discrimination by Houston VA officials. Several Houston veterans groups have filed a lawsuit accusing officials of banning such religious words as "God'' and...
The U.S. Surgeon General will speak at a seminar this week in Austin designed to promote tobacco-free workplaces. The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the event. Ed Gomez from the Chamber and Brock Purslow with Humana talk more about the seminar.
A late night crash killed a sheriff's deputy and injured another deputy in Brazoria County. The accident happened around 9:30pm Sunday on State Highway 6 at FM 1128 in Manvel. DPS troopers say that two Brazoria County deputies were in their patrol car on State Highway 6, when...