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City Council members remained silent Thursday on a proposal to stiffen San Antonio's smoking ban while members of the public spoke out passionately at a public hearing. More than 125 people signed up to voice their opinions on whether the council should prohibit smoking in...
Pausing during flood cleanup efforts Thursday, Susan Pichot said she's had enough. She rebuilt after floods damaged her home in 2002 and now is faced with rebuilding again. However, this time she said she isn't coming back. “I can't believe I'm doing this again,” she said. “I...
Texas high school students are more likely to graduate than a decade ago, but more than a third of them still won't earn a diploma in four years, a new national study found. Plus, the Dallas and Houston school districts are among the 25 "dropout epicenters" that produce one-...
The reefs that David Walter makes for anglers to drop into the Gulf of Mexico are fake, but his frustration as he tries to win compensation from BP for lost income is real. State regulators stopped issuing permits for the reefs on May 4 because of the oil spill, effectively...
“Go Huskers” suddenly has new meaning — and its latest connotation likely means the end of the Big 12 Conference. Nebraska has accepted an invitation to join the Big Ten and will announce its intentions Friday, two people with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. Colorado...
Most kids in San Antonio have been celebrating the end of the school year for nearly a week, but for students at the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, today is the last day before summer break. The charter school, housed near the heart of downtown in what used...
As predawn thunder rolled and lightning flashed, Peter Serebrenik carried a 7-year-old girl out of rising floodwaters that were rapidly swallowing his campgrounds on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Nearly 12 inches of rain had pelted parts of Comal County overnight — a...
Foes of a plan to move chronically homeless people to an Oak Cliff apartment building went on the offensive Wednesday, telling the Dallas City Council their neighborhoods are no place for such a project. Four speakers continued the public outcry against the Dallas Housing...
He is the man, after all, who hired commandos to swoop in and rescue American hostages from Iran. And no one delights more in pulling off a good-hearted prank. Last year, he planted a 9-foot-tall naked-lady topiary in Ebby Halliday's backyard – where it still stands. On Tuesday...