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The 15 gallons of tar balls gathered from Texas beaches and attributed to the BP oil spill over the holiday weekend are a small fraction of what may be on the way — or is already here. In addition, six barrels of weathered and sand-crusted oil cakes were scooped up at the...
A contractor that said Texas stands to reap a windfall from a vanity license plate auction at Cowboys Stadium promoted the sale using exaggerated results from other states. My Plates, the company Texas hired to run the sale, has acknowledged that it erred in an announcement last...
Alongside textbooks and technology, Texas school districts have doled out stimulus money to car dealerships, Atmos Energy and neighboring cities. Why? It's hard to tell. Districts must report whom they've paid when they spend at least $25,000 in stimulus funds, but don't have to...
Bill White criticized Rick Perry’s proposal to slow tuition increases by constraining operating costs after a candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on Monday. “After 9.5 years as governor, it’s a little late to start looking for operating efficiencies,” White said...
Jerry Cabluck created a photo exhibit in the foyer at the Cornerstone Assistance Network building just east of downtown. In one picture, a man with a shaved head and dark-rimmed glasses walks hand in hand with his wife. His young son and two daughters, also holding hands, walk...
Now might be a good time to stock up on slacks, polo shirts and button-down blouses — if you're a teacher in San Antonio Independent School District. The district is in the process of revising its employee dress code. The guidelines under consideration stop short of requiring...
Rosa Rosales, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, said on Monday that a proposal to strengthen San Antonio's smoking ordinance is racist and socioeconomically biased. LULAC, the San Antonio Mixed Beverage Association, the National Association for...
Red-light cameras, which have split the driving public like few other topics of the road, are reaching a public opinion crossroads. Texas cities have collected more than $103 million in fines since a revised red-light camera law took effect in 2007. Houston has collected the...
About a month ago -- and within days of each other -- two patrons at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington were asked to cover up tattoos that employees decided could offend other visitors. Like Six Flags, some other popular Tarrant County attractions have dress codes that apply to...