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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...
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...
She was jolted from her sleep by the sound of her bedroom door being ripped from its hinges with the powerful sweep of an intruder's leg. Toni Hanes yanked a .38-caliber revolver from behind her mattress and pointed it at the stocky figure that stood motionless in her doorway. “...
During the height of the economic downturn, as college tuitions continued to rise, presidents at private universities took home record compensations, according to a new study. The presidents of six Texas private colleges ranked among the highest paid leaders in the country,...
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The Spoetzl Brewery, maker of Shiner Beers, took home gold and silver medals at the European Beer Star Awards in Nuremberg, Germany. The Shiner, Texas brewery, which widely distributes its malts in Austin, won a gold medal in the German Märzen-style category for its seasonal...