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Mosquitoes are massing. Ants are building their fortresses. New termite breeds are plotting their invasions. Even bed bugs are on the move. North Texas is under assault from what observers say is the region's most active insect season in years. Many kinds of bugs, nourished by a...
Students at nine of the worst-performing middle and high schools in HISD would get paid $60 a month to attend class on Saturdays as part of Superintendent Terry Grier's effort to boost achievement. His reform plan for those campuses, detailed to the school board Thursday, also...
Vandals dropping rocks into a sewer pipe have caused a sewage spill of more than 100,000 gallons in a tributary of Salado Creek on San Antonio's North Side. San Antonio Water System responded to the spill on Wednesday and temporarily stopped the overflow before safety concerns...
CPS Energy will commit up to $50 million over 10 years to an alliance with the University of Texas at San Antonio for sustainable energy research, a boost that backers say could catapult San Antonio into national prominence. The money will go to the newly created Texas...
The state's reworked business tax is yielding 10 percent less revenue this year than last, probably because of the poor economy, Comptroller Susan Combs' office said Wednesday. The tax has brought in $3.6 billion this year, down from $4 billion at the same point last year, said...
The projected $268.5 million economic impact of February's NBA All-Star Game at Cowboys Stadium was overestimated for some cities and in some spending categories, a review of tax data and industry research suggests. Michael Casinelli, the consultant who prepared the All-Star...
After successfully hacking through the leaking pipe a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico, BP worked to place a cap on the newly shorn pipe Thursday night. Live video showed that an inverted funnel-like cap slightly wider than a severed pipe was being maneuvered into place over the...
Getting to Mars will require conquering not only the 34 million miles between Earth and the red planet at their closest approach, but the human psyche as well. The unglamorous reality of voyaging to Mars with present-day rockets is that it would require confining six humans in a...
Plans are on hold for a state historical marker at the Alamo to honor early “Anglo American lawyers.” The State Bar of Texas has clearance from the Texas Historical Commission and Bexar County Historical Commission for the marker. But members of the city's Historic and Design...