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In 24 years of running her own non-profit agency, Jan Tennyson never could imagine asking people not to send money. "I don't know a charity that has ever had to say 'don't send money,'" she said. Tennyson founded Dare to Dream Children's Foundation, which gives hope and life...
Offering sun, tequila and south-of-the-border bonhomie, Mexico is a veritable paradise for cash-strapped college students out for a spring break fling. But this year's revelries, set to begin next week, have been dampened by the sternest of warnings from the DPS: Avoid Mexico...
Bexar County's public and private psychiatric hospitals are swamped by a rising number of indigent mentally ill patients seeking emergency room or inpatient services, according to a study of local providers. In the most detailed countywide analysis ever, the study found that...
A dozen protestors from disability rights group ADAPT gathered at Gov. Rick Perry's office this afternoon to block the entrances. Organizers say they wont leave until Perry pledges to oppose cuts to community services.
State Sen. Robert Deuell , R-Greenville, would rather raise taxes a little bit than make the cuts lawmakers are considering now, he said this evening. Deuell has been a proponent of a 10-cent increase in gasoline taxes for some time — since before his Republican primary and...
For Texans to truly understand the state's grim future may require all 1,030 school superintendents to immediately cancel high school sports — including Friday night football, demographer Steve Murdock says. Of course, doing so might get them all fired. So, the lights still will...
Mexican soldiers arrested six men Wednesday who they say carried out last week’s fatal ambush of U.S. special agent Jaime Zapata. Authorities said the suspects told them they believed Zapata and his partner Victor Avila — who was wounded in the attack — were members of a rival...
Texas’ prison system, to meet state leaders’ demand for immediate budget cuts, will eliminate 555 jobs, most of them administrative and support posts. Officials stressed Wednesday that no prison guards or parole officers will be laid off. Mike Gross of the Texas State Employees...
In a gesture aimed at softening legislators' hearts toward disadvantaged children, the leaders of 74 local nonprofits and clients who use such services unfurled umbrellas at a Tuesday news conference sponsored by the San Antonio Nonprofit Council . The approximately 200 umbrella...