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Exclusively Sunday in the Houston Chronicle: The Bushes are gone, Lone Star lobbyists are scarce, and Democrats rule in D.C. It’s now left to these top power brokers to represent Texas on Capitol Hill. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/side/7001934.html
Three former Texas Mexican Mafia hit men engaged in a matter-of-fact, businesslike tone Thursday as they methodically described for federal jurors their participation in five San Antonio slayings. Onetime mafia sergeant Ricardo Saenz said he agreed to testify against three high-...
After a record year, fewer active-duty soldiers are killing themselves, but more suicides are being seen among reservists and National Guard members who are back in civilian life. A Pentagon task force studying suicides in the ranks tied the grim revelation to an economy still...
A group of religious leaders urged the State Board of Education on Wednesday to reverse an earlier decision and require high school students to study the constitutional protections for religious freedom in the U.S. Members of the Texas Faith Network criticized the social...
Three state agencies pledged Wednesday to improve responses to abuse allegations at nursing homes, after legislators raised pointed questions about safety and management at two state-owned facilities for veterans. One of the main changes is for the state agency in charge of...
From the Mississippi River Delta to the sandy beaches of the Florida Panhandle, folks are scrambling to place enough boom to protect their shorelines from the massive oil slick creeping toward the Gulf Coast. So far, more than 225 miles of the floating barriers have been put out...
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas are under state scrutiny in their care of the Alamo as they begin their annual convention today in Houston. The Texas Historical Commission disagrees with updated plans for a new building at the rear of the state-owned grounds that have...
A Jefferson High School teacher who was removed from her classroom after being accused of making racist remarks was defended Wednesday by several students, who said the complainant was late to class and missed crucial aspects of her lecture on Arizona's new immigration...
State leaders facing a growing budget shortfall will exempt prison operations, inmate treatment programs, state mental hospitals, and some education programs from 5 percent spending cuts, a person with knowledge of the process said Tuesday. Leaders decided against whacking...