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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...
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...
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...
More than 900 Veterans Affairs nurses may be asked to return as much as eight years' worth of salary boosts after federal auditors determined they were given those raises by mistake. In a letter to nurses dated April 19, Marie Weldon, director of the South Texas Veterans Health...
Black community activists, angered by the beating of an African-American juvenile burglary suspect in police custody, called Tuesday for creation of a citizens review panel to combat racial discrimination by Houston police. NAACP leaders, along with representatives of a nearly a...
A man suspected in a string of daytime burglaries was shot and killed by a San Antonio police detective Monday evening during an arrest attempt. Police Chief William McManus said the suspect was trying to flee in a car and was shot because he was attempting to put the car in...
A critical report that could affect the University of Texas system's ability to hire top professors says that an unfair process was used to fire more than 100 faculty members after Hurricane Ike put the UT Medical Branch at Galveston on the verge of bankruptcy. The 22-page...
BP says it is working on at least five possible approaches for halting the spew of oil from a damaged well deep in the Gulf of Mexico that is feeding one of the worst spills in U.S. history. The company says all of the plans are moving forward simultaneously, even though some...