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One Jersey Village High School student was leaving band practice with his mother while a fellow student was speeding down a busy road in northwest Harris County when their paths intersected with devastating force Monday. The collision at the intersection of North Gessner and...
Three Mexican states have filed lawsuits in San Antonio against BP Plc., Transocean, Halliburton and associated companies over the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, alleging the oil plume has made it into international waters and will have an adverse impact on the...
University of Texas junior Eric Gladstone was sitting in his 500-student organic chemistry class Tuesday morning when his cellphone buzzed with a text message – an urgent warning that a gunman was loose on campus. Looking around, he noticed others glancing at their cellphones...
The Keller Youth Association board voted last week to continue its support for association President Steve Craft, who has been embroiled in controversy after his ties to sexually oriented businesses became known. But some association parents who do not support Craft said they...
Texans these days may or may not know that when the Lone Star State was admitted to the Union in 1845, Congress authorized it to form “new States of Convenient size, not exceeding four in number and in addition to the said State of Texas.” The idea has cropped up now and again...
Gov. Rick Perry , apparently emboldened by signs that he's cruising to another re-election in Texas, is sketching out ambitious plans to boost his profile nationally before the next presidential race. In an interview, Perry for the first time acknowledged having examined his...
The majority of voters would replace Barack Obama as U.S. president in 2012, according to a Politico/George Washington University Battleground Poll released Monday. Only 38 percent of respondents in the poll -- which surveyed 1,000 registered voters who identified themselves as...
With a recent poll showing him trailing Rick Perry by seven points among likely voters, Bill White was in Houston today, rolling out yet another campaign salvo crafted to chip away at the stubborn numbers gap. Appearing at Venturetech, a company that manufactures and services...
Voter anger, which sparked the tea party movement and could result in a tidal wave of Republican turnout in November, surfaced in a new poll of Texas’ likely voters. The poll, commissioned by the San Antonio Express-News and four other Texas newspapers, found that 57 percent of...