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Cagey Mexican drug cartel farmers appear to be back at work growing marijuana in thickly forested areas in North Texas, law enforcement officials say. It's still early in the growing season, but the Ellis County Sheriff's Department has already unearthed nearly 30,000 high-grade...
BP said late last night it found a leak in one line of its new capping stack, leading it to delay the Gulf of Mexico well integrity tests. The middle ram had been closed on the stack -- which was installed on top of the damaged blowout preventer on the Macondo well -- but a leak...
Just got back home from summer vacation? You might want to check your credit card statement more closely than usual, law enforcement officials say. A series of identity-theft cases have surfaced in San Antonio involving credit card numbers and other personal information, the...
Friends say Corinne Peters never had a frown on her face. Peters was a young dancer about to take her most dramatic leap: from her home in Coppell to her freshman year at the University of Texas at Austin. But Coppell police said Wednesday that she was killed Tuesday by her...
A San Antonio congressman apologized Tuesday for his outburst at a woman attending a San Antonio town hall meeting last week that was videotaped and later broadcast on conservative websites. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, blamed the incident on the campaign tactics of his...
An inspector from the federal agency overseeing animal welfare paid an unannounced visit to the Dallas Zoo on Tuesday, questioning an official there about the death of a zebra last weekend. Zoo deputy director Lynn Kramer said he met with a representative of the U.S. Department...
When AstroWorld was dismantled five years ago, many residents shed tears at losing the longtime Houston icon. A small group has since been studying and drawing plans for an upscale Disney-styled entertainment complex that would be seven times larger than Houston's original park...
Eight of 10 Texans want high schools to teach contraception, including the use of condoms and abstinence, according to a statewide opinion poll that also shows high support for letting teachers and scholars write public school curriculum standards instead of the State Board of...
After securing a new, tight-fitting cap on top of the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is preparing to begin tests to see if it will hold and stop fresh oil from polluting the waters for the first time in nearly three months. BP expects to know within 48 hours if the new...