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The National Council of La Raza's annual conference comes to San Antonio this weekend, with its members eager to empower Hispanics and influence U.S. immigration policy. The meeting, which runs Saturday through Tuesday at the Convention Center, is the first here in 30 years for...
When Dallas investment banker Fred McCallister told the Senate last week about his effort to get more foreign ships to clean up oil in the Gulf of Mexico, he blamed a maritime law that protects U.S. ship owners and workers. In fact, McCallister's effort stalled because BP didn't...
Although the Texas economy is more resistant than most states’ to the afflictions of the recession, the state does reflect the current situation across the country for graduating college students: About half the UT students who graduated in May left the University with an...
While Mansfield is taking steps to restrict the sale of K2 and related paraphernalia, the city attorney is struggling to determine exactly how far the city can go in enforcing the new ordinance. Police Chief Gary Fowler says the ordinance restricting K2 -- apparently the first...
A contractor that said Texas stands to reap a windfall from a vanity license plate auction at Cowboys Stadium promoted the sale using exaggerated results from other states. My Plates, the company Texas hired to run the sale, has acknowledged that it erred in an announcement last...
The City of Austin is asking its residents and business owners to follow a mandatory watering schedule despite recent rainfall. Austin is in the stage one level which means watering is limited to twice a week. City crews are out looking for violators who are running irrigation...
That's the explanation for the bags of garbage left sitting on curbs Monday in Arlington, North Richland Hills and Southlake -- cities served by Duncan Disposal. Cities told residents that they could put out their garbage for Monday pickup as usual and that Duncan crews would...
A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice challenges the constitutionality of an Arizona law designed to crack down on illegal immigrants, saying immigration enforcement is not a job for the nation's states. Attorney General Eric Holder said the lawsuit,...
The 15 gallons of tar balls gathered from Texas beaches and attributed to the BP oil spill over the holiday weekend are a small fraction of what may be on the way — or is already here. In addition, six barrels of weathered and sand-crusted oil cakes were scooped up at the...