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The Hill Country peach season is in full bloom, and for the first time in years, even growers are licking their lips with anticipation. “It's the best crop we've had since at least 2004,” said Jamey Vogel, co-owner of Vogel Orchard near Stonewall. “I don't think the crop could...
A Houston Chronicle and Texas Tribune investigation finds children living in residential treatment centers have been provoked to fight, been punched and choked, forced to strip down to their underwear, and have engaged in sexual acts with staffers. The state of Texas spends...
A Houston inventor whose medical device turns out to have more market value as an adult novelty item was in federal court Friday, fighting against what he claims are sex-toy knockoffs. “Our business took a major detour when men started using our prostate massager for...
Border seizures of methamphetamine are surging after years of decline, indicating the drug once seen as a poor man's cocaine is becoming a key export of Mexican drug traffickers. The seizures soared in 2009 and are on pace for a record year in 2010. They range from the 340-pound...
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...
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...
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...