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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...
U.S. mothers of newborns today are more likely to be older, better-educated, foreign born, unmarried or a minority than their counterparts of less than two decades ago, according to a report released today. The report by the Pew Research Center found that women older than 35...
Seated on an oversized couch at her beloved ranch house, former first lady Laura Bush explained why so much of her new memoir is devoted to early years in West Texas and the mutual friends who introduced the "old maid of Midland" to the town's most eligible bachelor. "I wanted...
Looming in the background of any discussion of Internet crime, espionage and warfare is China. Tuesday at the Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit in Dallas, China's role in the underworld of cybercrime briefly took center stage. The flashpoint was a panel discussion of how companies...
he Texas A&M University student senate deferred action on a proposal to put it on record as opposing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. Instead, the panel voted 34-19 Tuesday night to send the bill back to its external affairs committee. The Eagle of Bryan-College...