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Despite a fire that destroyed Harris County's voting machines last week, County Clerk Beverly Kaufman said Monday that she intends to keep all polling places open with replacement machines on Nov. 2. Commissioners Court approved Kaufman's emergency plan Monday to spend $13.6...
Bill Lively rolled up his left pants leg to the knee, showing off the cuts and scrapes he suffered recently climbing Pagoda Mountain in Colorado. "And that's my good leg," said the 66-year-old president of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee. He has ligament problems...
Bloomberg says it has talked to a person who has seen BP's internal investigation of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. From the report overnight: BP's internal investigation of the Deepwater Horizon rig disaster pins some of the blame on the company for mistakes made when...
Cities scrounging for every penny to help balance budgets can't always count on increasing their tax base in a down economy So for many, it's becoming just as important to make sure they collect every tax dollar they're rightfully owed. Dozens of North Texas cities employ...
The state's top education official, who went to Washington in pursuit of $830 million in federal education aid, left empty-handed Friday but said the state hasn't given up the fight. Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott and Mike Morrissey, a senior adviser to Gov. Rick...
A car explodes outside a police station, another outside a television station. A gang is suspected of massacring 72 migrants. A prosecutor investigating those deaths suddenly disappears. Mexico’s drug cartels seem to be adopting the tactics of war zones half a world away. The...
There was no mistaking it. High school football is back in the Friday night air. That included John Gupton Stadium, one of two new football facilities in Cedar Park. "Look at this place, it brings out the whole community," said Chris Collins, the parent of a Cedar Park student...
A Texas woman's lawyer says a French court has granted her custody of her 11-year-old son who disappeared last year after being removed from a school bus in San Antonio. Attorney Miguel Ortiz told KSAT-TV that the court Friday granted custody to Berenice Diaz. She and her ex-...
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, the state's first elected black district attorney, made national news after taking office in 2007 when he declared that he personally opposed the death penalty on moral and religious grounds. Now mired in a rough re-election race,...