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Unmanned aircraft and new agents deployed to Texas and Southwestern states will provide blanket surveillance to better secure the border and clear the way for Congress to tackle immigration reform, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. http://www.mysanantonio.com/...
State officials are presenting a somber picture of extensive job cuts and service reductions as they outline contingency plans to curtail spending by 10 percent over the next two years. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which runs the state prison system, says it could...
Mike Orlando probably gave the most colorful quote of the Little League World Series thus far. He was asked about the new pitching rules and how difficult it really is to manage a rotation with the new rest time established by Little League. His answer? "It's like driving a...
The executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation isn't ruling out any ideas on raising revenue to offset severe funding shortages when lawmakers convene next year to write the state's budget. Amadeo Saenz Jr. said his agency will consider increasing the gasoline...
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...
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...
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'...