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Homeowners across the Houston and Galveston areas who want to buy flood insurance or renew their policies have been stuck in limbo since Congress let the National Flood Insurance Program lapse nearly four weeks ago. The issue has become particularly troubling because hurricane...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality expressed serious reservations about the Environmental Protection Agency's pending new ozone standards during a meeting Friday in San Antonio. The commissioners worried about the ability of Texas cities to meet the new requirements,...
To celebrate the reopening of local waterways to recreation a day earlier than planned, New Braunfels and Comal County officials and residents plunged into the refreshing waters of the Comal River on Thursday. At 10 a.m., the Comal and Guadalupe rivers reopened in the city,...
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas released the name Thursday of an Austin engineer who said the Alamo chapel appears safe, despite cracks and leaks in its roof. “I have personally walked on the top of the length and width of the vaulted roof and detected no indication of...
When Bill White became state Democratic chairman nearly 15 years ago, he predicted that the party's worst days were over and that momentum "is definitely on our side." He was wrong. The Democratic Party was in political free fall when White took over after Republican George W...
The presidential commission investigating offshore drilling safety and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill came under fresh fire Thursday with Republicans accusing President Barack Obama of stacking it with environmental activists. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., charged the Obama...
Police Chief Keith Humphrey said Wednesday that his officers "did everything they were supposed to do" when they chose not to arrest the Dallas police chief's son, David Brown Jr., in the hours before he snapped, murdering an innocent young father and a Lancaster officer. "There...
Texas Democrats have staked out political ground that trumpets their beliefs and will ignite supporters at the party's state convention this week – protecting the rights of eligible citizens to vote. The only problem – especially for a political party that hasn't won a statewide...
Immigration officials are reviewing whether a 19-year-old man deported last week from South Texas is actually a U.S. citizen born in Houston. Luis Alberto Delgado said he and his older brother were stopped last Thursday by a Jim Wells County Sheriff captain, who called the U.S...