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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...
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...
An alleged plot by a Mexican drug cartel to blow up a dam along the Texas border — and unleash billions of gallons of water into a region with millions of residents — sent American police, federal agents and local disaster officials scrambling last month to thwart such an attack...
Opponents of the Dallas Housing Authority's plan to rent apartments to chronically homeless people at an Oak Cliff high-rise have taken their fight to City Hall. The fact that such tenants at the housing agency's Cliff Manor building on Fort Worth Avenue probably would have...
Texans in Congress – many of whom have received hefty campaign contributions from the oil industry – are standing firm in their support for offshore drilling as oil gushes into the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the state's lawmakers are also among the most outspoken critics of...
woman out for a morning stroll on Galveston's East Beach stumbled onto a washed-up bag with 16 bricks of cocaine worth an estimated $2.1 million, police said Tuesday. The woman, whose name was not in the police report, was walking on the beach near the Beachtown subdivision when...
While robotic roustabouts wielded saws and clamps a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico in BP's latest attempt Tuesday to control a catastrophic oil spill, engineers were developing plans for what to try next. No longer on the table: further attempts to seal the well permanently...