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Armed with clipboard, binoculars and handheld GPS, two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists eyed the sky and walked the beach Sunday in an attempt at tallying healthy Texas coastal wildlife. The bill for their admittedly inexact survey of, say, three foraging laughing gulls...
A report about Texas school dropouts from the Texas Education Agency paints a rosy but distorted picture of the real problem, says the leader of an organization that has been studying the issue for 25 years. School dropout experts at two Texas universities agree. The TEA last...
For the first time in two years, Jeanne O'Neil left her picket sign at home Saturday. Instead of protesting near the local Petland store, she and other demonstrators are celebrating. The lone franchise here decided last week to close because of a proposed city ordinance aimed at...
Two area Tea Party groups have changed names to convey their wider reach, organizers said. The Burleson Tea Party disbanded this month and was replaced by the Johnson County Tea Party. The Weatherford Tea Party has renamed itself the Parker County Tea Party. http://www.star-...
A Hitchcock man was charged Sunday morning in the killing of his pregnant girlfriend, accused of shooting the woman three times in front of her 11-year-old daughter before turning himself in to authorities about 20 minutes later. Bernard Stinson Cunningham, 33, is charged with...
Norman Rockwell's iconic images defined the Boy Scouts throughout the 20th century. Rosy-cheeked Scouts, solemn faces framed by short hair, looked as if they were gazing at goodness itself. They never appeared cynical or sardonic. Times were simpler when the Boy Scouts of...
President Barack Obama's deployment of 250 National Guard troops to the 1,254-mile Texas-Mexico border has intensified a politically charged debate over border security just two weeks before Obama visits the state to raise money for Democratic candidates. Republican Gov. Rick...
Federal agents on Saturday raided a Houston flea market and arrested 18 suspects wanted in connection with selling fraudulent documents, authorities said. More than 100 federal agents and local police served the federal arrest warrants Saturday afternoon at the Sunny Flea Market...
For Sylvia Flores, a private school voucher seemed like a winning lottery ticket. Flores lives in Edgewood Independent School District but desperately wanted a Catholic education for her son, Louis Flores. It was a dream that was out of reach until she heard about a...