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Texas Gov. Rick Perry says America should extend work visas to allow illegal immigrants to move freely between the U.S. and their home countries _ but opposes a path to citizenship. The Republican presidential candidate told CNN's John King on Thursday that expecting authorities...
GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry says President Barack Obama hasn't listened to his commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that's cost him credibility as commander in chief. Obama has announced that U.S troops would leave Iraq by the end of the year, effectively ending the...
College students, veterans' widows and land owners who conserve water could be among the beneficiaries if voters approve 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. Early voting has already started, with the final election day on Nov. 8. Proposition 1 would allow the...
A group of El Paso residents is working to save the city's iconic Asarco smelter smokestack from demolition. The 826-foot smokestack that towers over El Paso's west side had been scheduled to fall in the spring. But the contractor in charge of the demolition decided on a one-...
At a Downtown Austin game development company, the boss man is stiff, clumsy, a little bit scary and a whole lot weird. His given name is QB60, but to a man named Richard Garriott, he is known as “Mini-Me.” Garriott is the wildly successful game guru who co-founded Origin...
Seismologists have upgraded the intensity of a rare, record-breaking South Texas earthquake from a preliminary magnitude to 4.8. The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the Thursday morning quake from an initial preliminary magnitude of 4.6. The 7:24 a.m. quake was centered about 50...
A jury has found a former South Texas sheriff's deputy guilty of a drug charge after prosecutors say he stole more than 350 pounds of marijuana from a drug dealer. The federal jury deliberated about five hours in McAllen before finding Heriberto Diaz guilty Thursday of...
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With his guns trained on Mitt Romney – and a lick of his lips when the former Massachusetts governor implored him to quit interrupting – nowhere did Gov. Rick Perry’s gunfight-at-the-OK-corral persona come out more than during the debate’s exchange on immigration. Perry turned a...