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In August, 60 years after the University of Texas admitted its first black student, the school welcomed the first incoming freshman class in its history in which white students were in the minority. White students, who accounted for 51 percent of UT’s freshman class in 2009,...
Fort Worth showed its pride in a big way this weekend. Downtown buildings were lit up in TCU purple for the second straight night. It seems like the entire city is celebrating the Horned Frogs' Rose Bowl championship. The victorious team touched down Sunday afternoon at Dallas/...
Got a hole in your budget? Cut spending. Shake the couch for spare change. Raid your savings. Ask for a raise, if you think you can get away with it. And when all else fails, sell your assets, right? When Arizona needed money last year, its tax-averse lawmakers decided to...
A backlog of thousands of Texas court cases. Drunken drivers convicted on lesser charges. Repeat DWI offenders who don't have a record of a related conviction or treatment. Those are some examples of what's bringing together a new coalition that includes Mothers Against Drunk...
When Lubbock's Ron Givens entered the Texas House in 1985 as the first black Republican to serve there since R.J. Moore of Houston almost 100 years earlier, the reception he received was less than enthusiastic. The Legislative Black Caucus , founded by liberal Democrats , did...
One by one, Domanick Muñoz pulled bloody and battered bodies out of a pile of feathers, claws and beaks. Roosters that were still gasping for life he put out of their misery, plunging a syringe of drugs into their gouged and lacerated bellies. Those that were already dead animal...
Better stock up on allergy medicine, pain relievers, wart removers and eyedrops now. After Jan. 1, those items -- and all other over-the-counter drugs not specifically prescribed by a doctor except for insulin -- cannot be paid for using money socked away in flexible spending...
When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over "death panels," Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1. Under the new...
Republicans say they will follow "the people's priorities" when they gain power on Capitol Hill next month. Yet when it came to tax cuts for the wealthy and other top issues that dominated the lame-duck Congress, the GOP either defied what most Americans want or followed their...