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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano again rebuffed Texas Gov. Rick Perry's call for more U.S.-paid National Guard troops along the Texas-Mexico border, insisting Friday that current deployments are enough and the governor can call up troops anytime — at his own expense...
Washington being Washington, yesterday's reality isn't necessarily today's. That's how supporters of the federal DREAM Act suddenly find themselves riding a wave of forward momentum after two significant shifts in the political winds. In one, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...
If you have ever cussed at the wait in a driver's license office, you may be interested to know the Texas Department of Public Safety is listening. The Public Safety Commission, which oversees DPS, approved a plan Thursday meant to speed things up through initiatives to...
The number of Texans living in poverty jumped last year, but the ranks of children without health insurance dropped as more kids qualified for programs such as Medicaid, a new batch of census data revealed Thursday. Poverty: An estimated 428,000 Texans fell into poverty last...
In a rare criminal worksite enforcement case, a San Antonio restaurant company, its owner and four managers have been indicted on charges they conspired to hire illegal immigrants. A phone tip by a fired employee in fall 2008 to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement brought a...
Texas regulators voted Wednesday to require retail electric providers to offer deferred payment plans to customers in cases of extreme weather and medical need but allow them to block customers from switching providers if they haven't paid their bills. Consumer advocates said...
Ridgewood Park in northeast Dallas is a green and leafy place in the green and leafy Lakewood area near White Rock Lake. urrounded by a comfortable older neighborhood, the small park is a community gathering place where youngsters chase soccer balls and cool off in a "...
Texas public school children risk getting tainted with a pro-Islamic/anti-Christian bias in their textbooks, according to a resolution the State Board of Education will consider next week that's likely to fan emotions already running high across the country. “If Christians and...
Three Dallas police officers face criminal charges after two were accused of beating a motorcyclist after a chase and lying about it in reports and a third adjusted an in-car camera to conceal a portion of the controversial arrest, Chief David Brown said Wednesday. The chief...