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The CTRMA started construction on the 183A tollway in March and expect to be done in March 2012. It’s one of many road projects going on in the area this year. Traffic is an increasing concern for the Cedar Park City Council, so it’s no surprise that most of the construction...
The Obama administration views carbon dioxide as a pollutant that warms the earth, and it imposed new regulations at the beginning of the year to begin to control CO2 emissions. But to Texas oilmen, carbon dioxide is a useful — and scarce — commodity that is vital to extracting...
Gwendolyn was 8 when a close family relative began offering her as a party favor to men attending weekly poker games at his house. She remembers being touched and kissed in places where she should not have been, and vaguely remembers being raped, but said she has blocked many of...
A Marine Corps veteran is being sued by his Cypress-area homeowners association because the flagpole on which he flies the United States and Marine Corps flags does not meet his subdivision's design guidelines. Mike Merola and his lawyer, Lee Thweatt, say this is a classic case...
A Texas minister and an associate are accused of selling fake identification documents to illegal immigrants. A federal grand jury has indicted Felipe DeJesus Coronel Pacheco and Luis Angel Tovar Cisneros on charges of conspiracy to defraud the government and manufacturing...
Get acquainted with a phrase that will be oft-repeated in the upcoming 82nd Legislature’s brawls over public education: unfunded mandate. And there will be brawls. As lawmakers come under pressure to help schools cope with the reduced funding that the budget shortfall will...
U.S. agents are armed with the secrets of a convicted Houston gunrunner, information that could lead them to top Mexican drug-cartel bosses and the Texas firearms dealers suppling high-powered weapons. Christian Garza was sentenced to three years in federal prison as a result of...
Seguin has joined several area cities in banning texting and using applications on cell phones while driving. The new ordinance went into effect Saturday, joining bans already in place in San Antonio, Universal City, Selma and Converse. The Seguin City Council voted unanimously...
For much of his 21 years in Congress, Rep. Ron Paul has been a party of one. The Lake Jackson Republican's libertarian sensibilities make him a cult figure to some and a painful thorn in the side to others, including members of his own party. In retaliation for prizing ideology...