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Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison still lives out of a hotel here and calls herself a "commuter" from Dallas. But she has otherwise cemented her return to the Senate since losing the Republican primary for governor to Rick Perry. After announcing in late March that she would stay in the...
The scuffle over the appointment of the next U.S. attorney for the Dallas-based Northern District escalated Friday, as Sen. John Cornyn urged the White House to choose his preferred candidate. Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins accused the Republican senator of...
Austin's electric utility is getting ready for an influx of energy-efficient cars that will be able to recharge their battery systems by plugging into the city's electric system. Austin Energy expects to build one or more public charging stations for those greener vehicles,...
The $1.4 billion price tag for new science textbooks and other materials has been causing sticker shock among state officials bracing for the upcoming budget shortfall. So, the State Board of Education on Tuesday must decide whether to push ahead despite the cost or delay the...
If you want to see how profoundly the state's population is changing, look at the faces of the children in Texas public school classrooms. In all but rural areas, Hispanic enrollment is rapidly surpassing that of whites. Hispanic schoolchildren make up nearly 49 percent of Texas...
BP said Saturday it failed in its first attempt to contain a massive oil spill by drawing crude from the blown-out well through a mile-long tube, but would try again overnight. The oil giant's workers are using remotely operated submarines in their attempt to thread the tube...
Scientists have found huge plumes of oil lurking under the surface of the water in the Gulf of Mexico, as BP hit a snag in its latest effort to slow down the oil blasting out of a broken undersea pipe. At least 210,000 gallons of oil a day has gushed into the Gulf of Mexico...
BP worked on Friday to thread a mile-deep needle it hopes will help sew up a massive oil spill, and it received federal approval to inject chemical dispersants at the site of the leaking well in an attempt to dissolve the crude before it can rise and further threaten shorelines...
U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez was at Mission San Jose on Friday to promote a bill he is sponsoring that, if passed, would fund a study to expand the San Antonio Missions Historical Park and the creation of a new visitor center. House Resolution 4438 was voted out of the House Natural...