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As the Big 12 resurrected itself this week, many Texas A&M fans saw their hopes of Southeastern Conference membership vanish overnight. The SEC dream bid may be gone. A growing anger remains. The acrimony inside A&M Nation has manifested itself in an angry exchange...
Texas lawmakers from the nation's Oil Belt are among dozens of members of Congress who have reported personal financial holdings in the nation's energy sector — even as they prepare possible punitive legislation following BP's Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout. Sen. Kay Bailey...
They gathered by the campfire, joined hands and sang Kumbayah on Tuesday. All 10 that were left, at least. The five Big 12 schools who once were halfway out the door, headed for California or Birmingham. And the five who embarrassingly fell to their knees, handed over their...
The Houston Independent School District is investigating claims that teachers at Wheatley High School helped students cheat on Advanced Placement exams. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said two teachers are suspected of letting students use books during the exams this year...
Ricky Luna was standing again in front of Associate Judge James Rausch. This time, the 30-year-old father was in trouble for failing to appear at a child support hearing months earlier. Despite being locked up before for ignoring orders to pay child support, Luna had managed to...
A Texas House candidate has been accused of plagiarizing Barack Obama's famed 2004 keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. Stefani Carter A video prepared by the Lone Star Project, a group that assists Democratic Party causes in Texas, shows District 102 Republican...
Vowing to "make BP pay," President Barack Obama accused the oil giant of "recklessness" in his first address to the nation from the Oval Office Tuesday night, eight weeks to the day after the catastrophic oil spill began destroying waterways, wildlife and a prized Gulf Coast way...
An off-duty Bexar County sheriff's deputy shot a teenager in the back of the neck when the teen and two other suspected burglars barreled toward the deputy in a car when fleeing a far North Side apartment complex early Monday. Deputy Juan Guillen, 35, fired more than a dozen...
H.D. Brittain's job is to catch cattle rustlers – and he's gotten busier in a sour economy. So much so, he says, because some rustlers are stealing just to pay their mortgages. "Some of these people are out-of-work cowboys," said Brittain, one of 29 special rangers for the Texas...