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From the Mississippi River Delta to the sandy beaches of the Florida Panhandle, folks are scrambling to place enough boom to protect their shorelines from the massive oil slick creeping toward the Gulf Coast. So far, more than 225 miles of the floating barriers have been put out...
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas are under state scrutiny in their care of the Alamo as they begin their annual convention today in Houston. The Texas Historical Commission disagrees with updated plans for a new building at the rear of the state-owned grounds that have...
A Jefferson High School teacher who was removed from her classroom after being accused of making racist remarks was defended Wednesday by several students, who said the complainant was late to class and missed crucial aspects of her lecture on Arizona's new immigration...
State leaders facing a growing budget shortfall will exempt prison operations, inmate treatment programs, state mental hospitals, and some education programs from 5 percent spending cuts, a person with knowledge of the process said Tuesday. Leaders decided against whacking...
It's a question a mother doesn't expect to get from her 13-year-old son after school: What happens to a teacher who beats up a student? But Isaiah Reagins, a sixth-grader at Jamie's House Charter School in north Harris County, had good reason to ask. According to his mom and a...
Hours before the late-night blast on April 20 that engulfed the Deepwater Horizon in flames and killed 11, there were signs of trouble aboard the drilling rig. Shortly after 5 p.m. that afternoon, the rig unexpectedly stopped pumping drilling mud out of BP's Macondo well to the...
Senators scrutinizing the Deepwater Horizon disaster Tuesday zeroed in on unusual pressure readings, bypassed tests and the application of cement barriers as possible problems contributing to the April 20 explosion of an offshore drilling rig and the growing oil spill in the...
A Jefferson High School teacher has been removed from the classroom after a student complained of racist remarks. Senior Augustine Ortiz said he was in English class one day late last week, and his teacher began the class with a discussion of the changes to immigration...
Bill White called on Rick Perry to help small businesses whose payroll taxes have doubled by returning $161 million in unemployment funds taken for the governor's Texas Enterprise Fund. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-white_12tex.ART...