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A leading social conservative on the State Board of Education will push for further doubt to be cast on separation of church and state when the board goes back to work on proposed curriculum standards for social studies next week. Board member Don McLeroy, R-College Station, has...
Conventional wisdom is that the average fan has a one in a million chance of scoring Super Bowl tickets. But the deadline is approaching for what should be a one in a hundred shot of getting inside Cowboys Stadium in February. The NFL operates an annual drawing giving 500 fans...
Exclusively Sunday in the Houston Chronicle: The Bushes are gone, Lone Star lobbyists are scarce, and Democrats rule in D.C. It’s now left to these top power brokers to represent Texas on Capitol Hill. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/side/7001934.html
Three former Texas Mexican Mafia hit men engaged in a matter-of-fact, businesslike tone Thursday as they methodically described for federal jurors their participation in five San Antonio slayings. Onetime mafia sergeant Ricardo Saenz said he agreed to testify against three high-...
After a record year, fewer active-duty soldiers are killing themselves, but more suicides are being seen among reservists and National Guard members who are back in civilian life. A Pentagon task force studying suicides in the ranks tied the grim revelation to an economy still...
A group of Dallas-area business leaders and sports enthusiasts already has the Olympic spirit for 2020, firing up an early grass-roots campaign to bring those Games to North Texas. "We wanted to do whatever we could do to put Dallas at the forefront for 2020 bid or whenever the...
A little more than two years ago, when Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins announced that 15 long-hidden boxes of materials relating to the Kennedy assassination would go to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, it seemed like a big win for the local team. Sixth...
From the Mississippi River Delta to the sandy beaches of the Florida Panhandle, folks are scrambling to place enough boom to protect their shorelines from the massive oil slick creeping toward the Gulf Coast. So far, more than 225 miles of the floating barriers have been put out...
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas are under state scrutiny in their care of the Alamo as they begin their annual convention today in Houston. The Texas Historical Commission disagrees with updated plans for a new building at the rear of the state-owned grounds that have...