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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White said Tuesday that Texas governors should be limited to two four-year terms, a change he said would prevent incumbents from amassing too much power. White is trying to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Perry , who's seeking an unprecedented...
Mexican authorities Monday captured a notorious Texan who is accused of a bloody climb to the top echelon of one of the hemisphere's most powerful drug cartels. Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known as “La Barbie” for his looks, faces a slew of charges in Mexico but also is wanted in...
Even as Texas spends hundreds of millions to hire more workers to process welfare applications, it has skimped on replacing obsolete phone systems at more than 300 offices. At some, phones are more than two decades old and prone to "port failures" in which callers hear a ring,...
Garbage and recycling services in Austin will soon be changing. The city is opening up the first of several public hearings to get input. KVUE's Jessica Vess reports from City Hall. http://www.kvue.com/news/local/The-City-of-Austin-is-making-plans-to-be-waste-free-101865123.html
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...