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Thanksgiving weekend is the traditional start of the Christmas lighting season at many homes, when the ladders come out and the strings of blinking colored bulbs go up. But while holiday lighting displays make most people think of “peace on earth,” and all that stuff, it made me...
A San Antonio police officer shot and wounded a boy Thursday evening after the 16-year-old, holding pieces of a broken shovel, lunged at him, authorities said. Police Chief William McManus, who went to the scene, said the officer was called to the home in the 6200 block of...
The role reversal is complete. Texas A&M has become the Big 12 football team to be reckoned with, and respected, in the Lone Star State. The school that is worthy of a national ranking and, in all likelihood, a berth in the AT&T Cotton Bowl when bids are extended on Dec...
Secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, according to a new study. In the first look at the global impact of secondhand smoking, researchers analyzed data from 2004 for 192 countries. They found 40 percent of children and more than 30 percent of non-...
Without leaving American skies, remotely piloted surveillance drones, outfitted with cameras that provide real-time video, fly along the Texas border searching U.S. territory for drug smugglers, undocumented immigrants and potential terrorists. They also are fully capable of...
State troopers in South Texas seized nearly 40 pounds of cocaine in two separate traffic stops over the weekend and arrested two suspects. Jose de Jesus Rodriguez Reyna of Mexico was arrested Saturday and Raul Rosales, whose hometown was not available, was arrested Sunday. They...
Delta Air Lines says it will consider refunds for passengers who cancel travel plans because of concern over the new airport security measures. Some passengers have complained loudly about the Transportation Security Administration's new screening procedures, which can include...
A second-grade teacher at a north Fort Worth elementary school is accused of using a "spy pen" to surreptitiously take a video of an 18-year-old visitor while she bathed at his Springtown home. Brian Paul Weaver, 38, surrendered about 2 p.m. Friday at the Parker County Jail,...