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For people trying to sleep overnight at Prospects Courtyard, the outdoor area at the Haven for Hope homeless center, several nuisances conspire to keep them awake. Beetles. Mosquitoes. Thin mats that provide little buffer against the concrete. But the biggest deterrents to a...
A top Republican lawyer has been hired to represent the Texas Green Party against efforts to identify a mystery donor who paid to put the party on the fall ballot. Democrats have filed suit, claiming the petition drive for the Green Party was an effort to help Gov. Rick Perry...
As the Big 12 resurrected itself this week, many Texas A&M fans saw their hopes of Southeastern Conference membership vanish overnight. The SEC dream bid may be gone. A growing anger remains. The acrimony inside A&M Nation has manifested itself in an angry exchange...
Texas lawmakers from the nation's Oil Belt are among dozens of members of Congress who have reported personal financial holdings in the nation's energy sector — even as they prepare possible punitive legislation following BP's Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout. Sen. Kay Bailey...
A Texas House candidate has been accused of plagiarizing Barack Obama's famed 2004 keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. Stefani Carter A video prepared by the Lone Star Project, a group that assists Democratic Party causes in Texas, shows District 102 Republican...
Vowing to "make BP pay," President Barack Obama accused the oil giant of "recklessness" in his first address to the nation from the Oval Office Tuesday night, eight weeks to the day after the catastrophic oil spill began destroying waterways, wildlife and a prized Gulf Coast way...
They gathered by the campfire, joined hands and sang Kumbayah on Tuesday. All 10 that were left, at least. The five Big 12 schools who once were halfway out the door, headed for California or Birmingham. And the five who embarrassingly fell to their knees, handed over their...
The Houston Independent School District is investigating claims that teachers at Wheatley High School helped students cheat on Advanced Placement exams. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said two teachers are suspected of letting students use books during the exams this year...
Ricky Luna was standing again in front of Associate Judge James Rausch. This time, the 30-year-old father was in trouble for failing to appear at a child support hearing months earlier. Despite being locked up before for ignoring orders to pay child support, Luna had managed to...