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Some sort of crackdown on illegal immigration seems certain to emerge from next year's legislative session, though what the law will entail remains to be seen. Conservative grass-roots activists have clamored for reform, and Republicans dramatically widened their majority in the...
A strand of light-colored hair prosecutors insisted linked career criminal Claude Jones to the robbery-murder of a San Jacinto County liquor store owner likely came from the victim, not from the accused killer, DNA testing revealed on Thursday. The new DNA testing came one...
Four San Antonio SWAT officers executing a narcotics search warrant at an East Side home were wounded in a hail of assault rifle fire Thursday afternoon. One was in critical condition and underwent surgery late in the day, Brooke Army Medical Center spokesman Dewey Mitchell said...
The Texas National Guard plans to demolish 49 vacant structures in Dallas next month as part of a program to rid neighborhoods of drug havens. The Guard's counterdrug task force bulldozes dilapidated houses every few months in cities across the state. It has torn down more than...
Jurors heard an audiotape Wednesday in which former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay clearly says he knew beforehand of a money exchange between his Texas leadership committee and the Republican National Committee in 2002. The prior knowledge is a key issue for prosecutors as they try to...
A dozen students at the University of Texas at San Antonio, some of them in the country illegally, declared a hunger strike Wednesday to urge passage of a federal law that would give students a path to citizenship. Called the DREAM Act, the law addresses immigrants who were...
The biggest congressional freshman class in a generation will include a trio of Texas tea partiers, heading to Washington brash, impatient and confrontational. Each ousted an entrenched Democrat , and they're in no mood for compromise – not with President Barack Obama , not with...
The Mexican military took the life of “Tony Tormenta,” the gangster who ran the Gulf Cartel drug-trafficking syndicate, but the deceased capo's rivals — known for beheadings and public displays of murdered corpses — are poised to take the territory that borders South Texas. That...