In January of 2013 T.W. Shannon established two milestones.
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WASHINGTON — As the budget battles in Congress continue, one casualty has been any kind of certainty about defense spending. That’s left some of the world’s largest defense contractors scrambling to find new markets to protect jobs in North Texas.
AUSTIN — Critics of Republican candidate for Texas Railroad commissioner Ryan Sitton say he has a stake in the oil and gas industry and wants a job regulating it, too.
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst began running an attack ad Wednesday that he hopes will help thwart Sen. Dan Patrick’s designs on his job.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has been crusading for more lenient treatment for nonviolent drug offenders, making it a top priority before he is expected to leave office this year.
HOUSTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has hired a criminal-defense lawyer to represent him in a prosecutor’s probe of claims that he violated state law by vetoing funding for the state ethics office, his spokeswoman said.
WASHINGTON — Julian Dugas, a lawyer and civil rights activist who became a power broker in the administration of former District of Columbia mayor Walter Washington and helped guide the city’s transition to home rule in the 1970s, died April 12 at a hospital in Washington. He was 95.
WASHINGTON — Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn’t afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, calling it a “linchpin for tar sands expansion and the increased pollution that will follow.”
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama promoted his latest attempt to help U.S. workers compete in the global “skills race,” announcing $600 million in grants for job-training programs focused on industry partnerships and apprenticeships.