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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vowed to appeal a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday that barred the state from enforcing key provisions of its controversial immigration law, setting the stage for what is expected to be a prolonged legal battle. A day before the law was set to be enforced...
Hill Country reaction ranged from consternation to relief Wednesday as the Lower Colorado River Authority submitted its preferred route for new electric transmission lines. Environmental groups in Kimble and Gillespie counties decried the $367 million project's anticipated...
Pollution along the Texas coastline improved during the state's two-year drought, leaving its beaches cleaner than in other states. Gulf Coast beaches were closed or subject to public advisories for 231 days last year because of contamination and pollution, according to an...
When Kristin Bratsch couldn't find the textbook she needed, she decided to try an electronic version, a series of PDF files that she downloaded onto her computer. After completing the course Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, Bratsch, a student at Collin County Community College'...
The transgender widow at the center of a court battle focusing on her late firefighter husband's estate apologized Tuesday for her appearance on a tabloid talk show 15 years ago during which she surprised a man who once kissed her with the news that she was born a boy. Nikki...
The well-being of Texas children ranks in the bottom third among all states, and children's advocates fear upcoming budget cuts could make things even worse. Texas ranks No. 34 in the overall condition of its children, according to a state-by-state study released Tuesday by the...
Horse racing backers have put their money on a different kind of race this season, betting millions on candidates with some hope of expanding gambling at Texas tracks. The state's scramble for new revenue to fill its expected $18 billion budget hole has given gaming interests...
President Barack Obama's once solid support among Hispanics is showing a few cracks, a troubling sign for Democrats desperate to get this critical constituency excited about helping the party hold onto Congress this fall. Hispanics still overwhelmingly favor the Democratic Party...
When Texas House Speaker Joe Straus recently invited a group of Gillespie County Republicans to ask him anything they'd like, the most passionate questions didn't focus on a huge, looming budget shortfall, worries over education or high insurance rates. Instead, fired-up “...