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With much of the city’s hike and bike trails in place, Cedar Park now has a roadmap to connect those trails in a network that will allow residents to leave their automobiles behind when they move around the city. The City Council approved the Hike and Bike Trails Master Plan...
Two years after the crumpled, bullet-ravaged body of a member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas was found along a country road, federal authorities said Friday they charged two fellow gangsters in the killing — a case rife with the details of secret rivalries, alliances and laws...
During the few times that Jason Ward visited his younger brother Sheldon Ward on Death Row, he could never bring himself to ask the question that had gnawed at him since Sheldon was convicted of a brutal rape and killing. Why did you do it? "I wanted to know how could someone I'...
The Defense Department released its final review Friday of recommendations from an independent report aimed at preventing tragedies like the one at Fort Hood. The report, “Protecting the Force: Lessons Learned from Fort Hood,” resulting from the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting that left...
More than 14,000 Texans who are now in state programs designed to prevent child abuse, neglect and delinquency would lose those services under a state budget-cutting proposal, according to Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Tom Suehs . The Department of Family and...
The City Council on Thursday approved a fortified smoke-free ordinance aimed at protecting public health, despite pleas from frustrated bar and restaurant owners who said that the ban would hurt their business. The new ordinance, which will qualify San Antonio as a smoke-free...
New research confirms the existence of a huge plume of dispersed oil deep in the Gulf of Mexico and suggests that it has not broken down rapidly, raising the possibility that it might pose a threat to wildlife for months or even years. The study, the most ambitious scientific...
When 16-year-old Kirstin Rausch broke her curfew, she knew there would be consequences. But she didn't expect an ad with her picture in the Southlake Journal, offering her free service as a baby sitter to make amends. Rausch's parents are requiring her to complete 30 hours of...
Roger Clemens was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on charges of perjury, making false statements and obstruction of Congress, putting the baseball legend in danger of incurring a $1.5 million fine and serving a maximum 30-year prison sentence. The 48-year-old former...