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By all appearances, the Paseo Pointe apartments look like a model of success for a state tax break aimed at creating affordable housing. Painted in subdued earth tones, the gated complex with 252 units on the Northeast Side offers modern luxuries like a business center, a gym...
Wearing his Army uniform and sitting solemnly in a wheelchair, the psychiatrist accused of gunning down 13 people at Fort Hood made his first courtroom appearance Tuesday and won a delay in his case. Maj. Nidal Hasan, who was paralyzed after being shot by two Fort Hood police...
U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess has called on the Texas attorney general to investigate the state's environmental agency, following an audit report that showed agency officials may have withheld information about toxic compounds found near natural-gas facilities. "They have a...
Todd Henry's death in a Tyler classroom last September was a predictable horror story. Cops and educators, judges and doctors, counselors and prison guards shuffled a throwaway kid named Byron through institution after institution – until he buried a butcher knife in the special...
As the school year ends, school board members across Texas are heading to class. Their lessons are board training sessions, some of which will teach them to put aside personal agendas, support their superintendents, and embrace the idea that board members and the superintendents...
Starting today Texas drivers can be ticketed if certain youngsters aren't strapped into booster seats. The new state law requires passengers younger than 8 and shorter than 4 feet 9 inches to ride in car seats or booster seats. State Sen. Judith Zaffirini of Laredo filed the...
As Houston today enters its second hurricane season since Ike devastated the region, there appears to be an increasing sense of urgency to protect the upper Texas coast from future storm surge events. The momentum for building something — dikes, floodgates or otherwise hardening...
Roger Rodriguez knew there was a childhood obesity problem in San Antonio Independent School District. As the district's physical education and health coordinator, how could he miss it? Rodriguez had looked at the results of Fitnessgrams, which are the yearly assessments of...
Underwater robots worked Monday to clear away clutter from the wellhead where BP officials hope as early as today to begin cutting broken pipeline in their latest bid to stanch the gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The plan entails cutting, then capping, a length of riser...