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Coal-fired power plants in Texas are responsible for dozens of bad air days in neighboring states each year, according to a new analysis released by an environmental group Tuesday. The study, produced by the Sierra Club, attributes as many as 64 days with harmful levels of smog...
A military officer who heard from more than two dozen soldiers wounded during last year's deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage issued an initial recommendation Tuesday about whether an Army psychiatrist should stand trial in the attack. But the military is not releasing the report...
The protective bubble that shielded public schools from the full force of Texas' budget crisis has evaporated. School districts are being told they should expect to get an estimated $3 billion to $5 billion less in the next two-year budget as lawmakers begin wrestling with a $24...
The decision about whether an architect of Bush-era interrogation tactics will keep his license as a psychologist is in the hands of a Texas government agency. A complaint against James E. Mitchell is now before the Texas State Board of Psychologists , alleging that he violated...
The Texas Lottery admits that a clerical error is the reason two people thought they recently won 2011 Dallas Cowboys Season Tickets. Delvin Delamar, 38, mailed in a losing scratch-off ticket for a second-chance drawing — and won. In a letter dated November 2, the Texas Lottery...
Going home for the holidays may mean paying the year's highest price for gasoline. The national average for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline on Monday was just 3 cents shy of $2.92 a gallon, the 2010 high set in May. Analysts expect prices to continue creeping upward before...
Forty years ago, the thought of granite counter tops, marble floors and indoor basketball gyms at Houston mosques seemed unthinkable. But after decades of growth, the Muslim community is expanding and building new facilities at an unprecedented pace, with features and amenities...
Plano ISD has scrapped plans to remove a humanities textbook after a couple complained about photos of ancient nude sculptures and other works of art. Officials pulled the book, Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities: Alternative Volume , from some classrooms last week...