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Texans are bucking tradition in the matchup between Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Bill White. Women, Hispanics, young urbanites and upbeat voters are highly sought-after in elections, and most tend to lean Democratic. But voter frustrations at Democratic-controlled...
Democrat Barack Obama's 2008 presidential victory energized young voters like no candidate in recent memory. If Cameron Kinvig has his way, this time they'll line up for Rick Perry . Kinvig, a Dallas bankruptcy lawyer who helps run the Dallas County Young Republicans, thinks the...
The races for seats in the Texas House are coming down to the final month. One of the contests Central Texans will follow closely involves two candidates for House District 52, which includes part of Williamson County.
Spirits were high and voices were raised in jubilation at the Torchlight Parade and Rally on the University of Texas campus Wednesday night. T he festive event was a stark contrast from the events which unfolded Tuesday when 19-year old Colton Tooley, a U.T. sophomore opened...
As students at the University of Texas reel from Tuesday's public suicide by a gun-toting student at the library, campus administrators say preventing suicide and violence among students is an ongoing effort, and each tragedy holds a lesson. Among college-age students, suicide...
The bus passengers thought they were making a quick few thousand dollars just for carrying bags on a bus across the Texas-Mexico border. One was recruited in an Atlanta coin laundry, another at a nightclub and one more handed a bag from a stranger in Charlotte, N.C. Almost all...
Troubled youths who were diverted to community programs have had success staying out of state lockups, but those already limited programs may be vulnerable to future cuts, juvenile justice leaders told a state committee Wednesday. Also at Wednesday's hearing, state budget...
One Jersey Village High School student was leaving band practice with his mother while a fellow student was speeding down a busy road in northwest Harris County when their paths intersected with devastating force Monday. The collision at the intersection of North Gessner and...
Three Mexican states have filed lawsuits in San Antonio against BP Plc., Transocean, Halliburton and associated companies over the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, alleging the oil plume has made it into international waters and will have an adverse impact on the...