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The biggest congressional freshman class in a generation will include a trio of Texas tea partiers, heading to Washington brash, impatient and confrontational. Each ousted an entrenched Democrat , and they're in no mood for compromise – not with President Barack Obama , not with...
Texas lost hundreds of thousands of jobs last year as it stumbled through the deep national recession . But the state is likely to shine as the nation's economic growth leader over the next decade, according to research and forecasting firm IHS Global Insight . Payroll...
How far would you go to make sure your child is in the school you think is best for their education? It can be a challenge here in Austin for parents. What do you do if you want to get your child into a better school? Some parents we spoke with say there's really no other option...
Donna Dee Floyd had a message she wanted to personally deliver to former President George W. Bush: "Thank you." So she showed up at Borders Books & Music in Dallas' Preston Royal shopping center about 3 a.m. Tuesday, joining a growing line of people waiting to meet Bush and...
The Mexican military took the life of “Tony Tormenta,” the gangster who ran the Gulf Cartel drug-trafficking syndicate, but the deceased capo's rivals — known for beheadings and public displays of murdered corpses — are poised to take the territory that borders South Texas. That...
Amtrak has a new plan to improve its worst-performing route: Make the Sunset Limited, which rolls through San Antonio, a daily service. The plan was announced as part of Amtrak's response to the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, which requires the federally...
There are more Americans with residential broadband access these days. But the nation still faces a serious racial gap when it comes to who is able to get online at high speed. A look at Census data by the Commerce Department finds that overall, the number of U.S. households...
Few measures give a better sense of where the political winds are blowing in Texas than the straight party votes. In the five largest counties, 62 percent of voters cast straight party ballots, the highest level in at least a decade, according to figures from the county's...
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