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Two local cases — one of them fatal — of a form of hepatitis once thought to be rare in the United States have captured the attention of state and local health officials. Hepatitis E, a viral infection of the liver, was long considered a problem mainly in developing countries —...
Gov. Rick Perry says his first trip to China has led to increased exposure for Texas in Asia. Perry, in a conference call from Taiwain on Monday, told reporters that he held talks with two Chinese companies that are interested in making investments in Houston and in Corpus...
If you're about to warn your teenager about the dangers of texting or talking on the phone while driving, a new report suggests you look in the mirror first. A study released Friday by The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project says adults and teenagers are...
The Texas attorney general's office has launched an exhaustive investigation of the Alamo and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The Daughters, the caretakers of the state-owned battle site, have three weeks to gather a list of documents, including e-mails, financial audits...
In his first year as mayor, Julián Castro prided himself on achieving City Council unanimity on most key votes, and has praised this council as a highly “collegial” group. That bond might be tested next Thursday when a Castro-led resolution denouncing Arizona's immigration law...
State Rep. Linda Harper-Brown said Friday that she was the "victim of misleading political attacks" in the wake of revelations that she drives a luxury car owned by a company that makes millions through state transportation contracts. Harper-Brown, R-Irving, accused Washington...
In a rancorous, five-hour hearing Thursday, lawmakers scolded BP CEO Tony Hayward for stonewalling their probe of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and accused the company of taking cost-cutting shortcuts that triggered the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. The hearing included...
Police say a 1-year-old girl died after being left in a hot car in southern Texas for about 45 minutes. Kingsville Police Chief Ricardo Torres says the child's mother had just returned home from picking up her children when she mistakenly left the toddler in the family car...
Residents may no longer leave female dogs in estrus — in heat — tethered outside in San Antonio, according to an ordinance that sailed Thursday through the City Council and included a raft of other amendments to the city's animal code. Officials say such dogs often are the...