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State Rep. Jerry Madden says he won't seek another term. The Republican from Richardson who was first elected to the Texas Legislature in 1992 made the announcement on Monday. He says he'll serve through his current term, which ends in January 2013. The 68-year-old is chairman...
The devastating Texas wildfire season has now been going on for a year, and there's no end in sight. A few fires have flared up recently _ unlike the numerous massive blazes this spring and summer. But the Texas Forest Service says more large fires are expected this winter...
Texas has a powerful thirst, one that won't be quenched any time soon given projections that the state's population will double to 46 million over the next half-century. In the past, Texans - particularly those in the most populated areas - found water for all those extra...
When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance. They all want the federal government out of schools. But how they'd do that varies. Take the Education Department. Texas Gov. Rick Perry along with Reps. Michele Bachmann and Ron...
The remains of a Korean War veteran have been finally laid to rest in his East Texas hometown more than 60 years after he was declared missing in action. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that Cpl. Benny Rogers was buried on Saturday in Athens amid a sea of flag-waving...
DALLAS (AP) _ Catholics now have a sure-fire way to know when their religious fervor needs some rekindling. A new iPhone application called Ignio tracks users' religious activity and reflects it in the flame of a virtual candle tied to the app. The flame stays lit as long as one...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) _ A Texas family law judge seen beating his older daughter in a video she posted on YouTube is having visits with his younger daughter limited. The limits on Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams include an order not to take his 10-year-old daughter...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Two Oklahoma-based American Indian tribes have amended a federal lawsuit that seeks an injunction barring the state from transporting water from southeastern Oklahoma to North Texas. The Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes filed the amended petition in U.S...
Houston school and health officials are still trying to determine why 22 members of the Austin High drill team and band became ill during a football game last weekend. The public school system issued a statement Friday that said city health inspectors and a private firm have...