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Nearly a month into one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history, federal officials say the known death toll of birds and mammals is relatively small, but some damage may be unseen and could worsen now that crude is spreading to more areas rich with wildlife. As rust-colored...
In a response to the dangers of insurgent warfare, Randolph AFB has assigned a new squadron that eventually will train more than 500 airmen annually to fly and operate remote-controlled aircraft. Thursday's reactivation of “The Phantom Knights” — Randolph's 558th Flying Training...
At least four Bexar County employees have been placed on administrative leave in connection with an ongoing, county-wide computer porn investigation. On Monday, the employees — including several supervisors from the Infrastructure Services Department — received letters informing...
Texas leaders, anxious about a widening budget gap, ordered state agencies today to cut spending by $1.2 billion. While public schools, prisons, home care for the frail and institutions for vulnerable Texans largely escaped reductions, leaders approved scores of cuts, including...
Leave Susan B. Anthony alone! In his latest effort to rid Texas schoolrooms of any lessons that don't promote religious conservatism, the former chairman of the State Board of Education has picked on the wrong woman. Ninety years after women finally won the right to vote in...
A former safety consultant for BP asked a federal judge Monday to order the oil giant to cease drilling at its Atlantis platform in the Gulf, citing federal regulators' failure to investigate potential dangers at the site — described by BP as the deepest off-shore well in the...
Texas doctors are opting out of Medicare at alarming rates, frustrated by reimbursement cuts they say make participation in government-funded care of seniors unaffordable. Two years after a survey found nearly half of Texas doctors weren't taking some new Medicare patients, new...
City Manager Sheryl Sculley has declared war on sugar. Well, at least when it comes to sodas and candy bars. Sugary sodas no longer have a home in the city's 250 beverage vending machines, and unhealthy foods in the 75 snack machines in city facilities are next. “I asked the...
The landscape for electronic health records in North Texas and across the nation has changed dramatically during the first half of this year. Every major health system in the area has implemented, or has budgeted to implement, a system for sharing patient records electronically...