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Gov. Rick Perry is not budging despite mounting pressure to accept billions of federal dollars by expanding the pool of Texans eligible for Medicaid. Perry has so far turned down $100 billion of additional federal money over the next decade by resisting the push to expand...
After two-and-a-half months on the job, Ted Cruz capped a blistering start to his Senate career Saturday with the closing keynote address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, securing his place as a rising star of the Republican right. Cruz told the largest annual...
Texas' long and miserable season would seem like it can't end soon enough. Coach Rick Barnes may not let that happen. The Longhorns crashed out of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night and for the first time since 1998 won't be playing in the NCAA tournament. But Barnes said...
A Labrador retriever that authorities say had been coated with fuel and set on fire last month has survived and is near release from a veterinary clinic. Houston animal control officers found the dog February 20th after it had wandered for days near Hobby Airport, covered with...
BP has asked a federal judge to block a court-appointed administrator from paying Gulf Coast businesses' claims through a multibillion-dollar settlement over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a court filing Friday in New Orleans, the London-based oil giant argues that...
Investors in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme orchestrated by former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford could in the next few months finally begin getting back some of what they lost. The process has dragged on for more than four years. However, the amounts returned to many who lost their...
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio implored fellow Republicans to reconnect with middle-class voters. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul basked in the glow of his lengthy filibuster as he scanned a sea of "Stand With Rand" signs. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush held out the prospect of the nation's...
A Republican from rural North Texas wants to put an end to Texas cities banning plastic bags. State Rep. Drew Springer has filed a bill that would make all plastic bag bans invalid. He tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( http://bit.ly/ZTFaTj ) that such bans simply "push...
A Mexican man has been returned to Dallas after a years-long investigation to face charges that he raped two girls. Police say Jose Adan Rico was linked to two crime scenes with DNA evidence. He was charged in 2009 with two counts of aggravated sexual assault. While out on bond...