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Forty years ago, the entire South Side of San Antonio smelled like a dump. Raw sewage flowed into Mitchell Lake and landfills and junkyards pockmarked the landscape. No one in their right mind would have invested there, said former Mayor Henry Cisneros. On Friday, when Texas A...
Tanya Ragan's company, Wildcat Management, handles the old restaurant building at 807 Park St. in downtown Dallas. The restaurant closed awhile back, the windows are boarded up and, if you're interested in the property, you might have to step around human waste to get in the...
The headlines about "cheese" overdose deaths have faded, but Dallas-area treatment centers still struggle to keep up with a high number of teens as young as 13 addicted to the mix of heroin and sleep aids. "It hasn't let up," said Janet Anselmo-Henson, manager of the Dallas...
The Houston Area Respite Center should be able to keep its doors open —and possibly expand services for children with special needs — because of a recent surge in donations. More than $5,500 has been collected in the week since the center announced that fundraising woes had...
Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison pressed for more federal action Wednesday in securing the Mexican border and preventing violence from spilling over into the United States. "We need to change the mindset here in Washington, D.C., that somehow we've done...
Billy Clary was pulling his tractor trailer with 7,500 gallons of diesel, enough to fill a backyard swimming pool, from the loading rack at AGE Refining on Wednesday morning when he felt the explosion. “When you hear a boom like that, you already know what it is,” he said...
Three workers forced to escape on lifeboats after an explosion aboard an offshore drilling platform claim in a lawsuit filed this week that they were kept floating at sea for more than 10 hours while the rig burned uncontrollably. The Texas lawsuit provides some of the most...
A general manager of a downtown hotel was arrested Wednesday on charges that he distributed images of children being raped. Phillip Wade Henderson, 51, who works at the Holiday Inn near Market Square, was ordered detained until a bail hearing today before U.S. Magistrate Judge...
Just after dawn Wednesday, Dexter Strange and his son, Chad, started pulling their crab traps from the fertile marshes of St. Bernard Parish. The traps produced a bounty worth $2,000 on most days, but the commercial fishermen had to dump the catch overboard because the menacing...