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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Brennan's restaurant in New Orleans is famous for inventing the Bananas Foster dessert, but the eatery is also known for a long-running ownership dispute. The bitter squabble heads to court Monday, when a federal judge is scheduled to hear testimony in a...
It's being called the first music video made in space. In an online video, astronaut Chris Hadfield sings the David Bowie song "Space Oddity" while floating around in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station. The video features shots of a floating guitar that would...
The San Antonio Area Foundation has received a more than $7 million gift from investor philanthropist Mary Jane K. Lewis to be used exclusively for charitable purposes. Lewis died in 2011 and bequeathed the money as a permanent fund for annual grants. Foundation spokesman Joel...
Forget those feel-good vibes at the Capitol. Unless a deal on a new Texas budget is struck in the next two weeks, a summer bummer is coming. Gov. Rick Perry wants $1.8 billion in tax cuts and $2 billion for a new water fund. So does most of the Legislature, which is also close...
Just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday, an urgent 911 call came from 2720 Stockton Dr.: A 5-year-old boy had been shot in the head. News of the shooting spread quickly in a neighborhood where many people have children of about the same age. "It's devastating. You just always hope that...
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been re-elected to a third term. The San Antonio Express-News reports that Castro received 66.5 percent of the vote in his race against six challengers. Castro, whose twin brother is Democratic U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, was...
Country music legend Willie Nelson has been named an honorary doctor — of music. The 80-year-old Texan was honored Saturday by the Berklee College of Music in Boston, along with musicians Carole King and Annie Lennox. “I was going to ask them if I could write my own medication...
One of three Amarillo brothers sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of a police officer more than 30 years ago on Christmas Day has lost a bid for parole. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles cites "poor institutional adjustment" for its decision refusing parole for 49-...
Health care providers in Texas could soon collect or verify patient information by swiping that patient’s driver’s license. The measure allowing such data collection is one of a handful that the Texas Medical Association is pushing this legislative session to help modernize...