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Employment in Texas' oil and gas industry rebounded to its pre-recession highs while oil production solidified its return to the top of the fossil fuel ladder for the first time in more than a decade, according to an index of state energy activity. The Lone Star State employed...
Sen. John Cornyn said Monday that Republicans’ decision to push for a showdown on the federal debt ceiling was a search for leverage over President Barack Obama , even at some risk to the national economy. “What I was looking for and what other fiscal conservatives were looking...
Authorities say a teacher was shot and killed in front of her children Wednesday night in Greenville. Police said Stella Michelle Ray was shot and killed by her ex-husband. Minutes before the shooting, the Caddo Mills High School teacher called 911, saying her ex-husband, Micah...
When a special interest group tried to defeat her insurance bill this session with a flier condemning the “nanny state” and showing an infant suckling a woman’s breast, Houston state Rep. Senfronia Thompson couldn’t contain her outrage. In one of her famously impassioned...
The debate over teaching evolution in public schools is resurfacing at the Texas State Board of Education. The board is meeting to consider supplemental science materials for the upcoming school year and beyond. The Republican-dominated board drew national attention in 2009 when...
Space shuttle Atlantis is back on Earth, and the shuttle era is over. Atlantis and its four astronauts glided through the twilight Thursday and landed in Florida shortly before sunrise. Hundreds gathered near the runway to welcome Atlantis home _ and to bid NASA's 30-year space...
Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst sent a video to his supporters Tuesday. "I'm running for the United States Senate to help take our country back," said Dewhurst. Dewhurst hopes to win the seat currently held by Kay Bailey Hutchison who is not seeking re-election. "I need your...
As if Texas didn't have enough to be proud of, how about adding this: The site of the oldest archeological dig in North America. It's located outside the town of Salado, about 125 miles south of Fort Worth. The site has new evidence of people who lived 15,500 years ago. The...
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg Costa of Houston and U.S. Magistrate Judge David Guaderrama in El Paso were recommended to the White House on Tuesday for nomination to the federal bench in Texas. In a letter to President Barack Obama, the state's two U.S. senators, Kay Bailey...