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BP worked on Friday to thread a mile-deep needle it hopes will help sew up a massive oil spill, and it received federal approval to inject chemical dispersants at the site of the leaking well in an attempt to dissolve the crude before it can rise and further threaten shorelines...
U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez was at Mission San Jose on Friday to promote a bill he is sponsoring that, if passed, would fund a study to expand the San Antonio Missions Historical Park and the creation of a new visitor center. House Resolution 4438 was voted out of the House Natural...
U.S. citizen? Your passport, please. Well, OK, a driver's license will do. But you're out of compliance. A year ago, the Homeland Security Department started requiring U.S. citizens to have passports or other special documents to cross the border from Canada or Mexico. http://...
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...