AUSTIN, Texas—Texas National Guard units will leave the Rio Grande Valley by early spring, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Wednesday, entrusting the extension of the so-called law enforcement surge along the border to state police and game wardens.
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NEW YORK — More than five years into the economic expansion, the signs that economists look for to herald the pickup in pay that has long eluded American workers are starting to emerge.
AUSTIN — Texas state Board of Education members postponed action Tuesday on new social studies textbooks and e-books after learning that several publishers were still making corrections and other changes to ensure final approval of their books later this week.
LONDON — The U.S. shale boom masks threats to global oil supply including Middle East turmoil, conflict in Ukraine and the difficulty of unconventional oil production beyond North America, the International Energy Agency said.
AUSTIN, Texas — Jaime Zaldana was driving to work on Interstate 35 through the San Antonio suburb of Schertz on a winter morning in 2010 when his red pickup passed a U.S. Border Patrol unit on the side of the highway. He was 150 miles from the nearest border crossing, in Eagle Pass.
AUSTIN, Texas — There was no grand entrance of the accused for the media horde to document. No stirring speech on the courthouse steps. In fact, the defendant never spoke during the sometimes plodding and technical proceedings.
FORT WORTH — A Fort Worth man was jailed Wednesday on accusations that he sexually assaulted and squeezed to death a 67-year-old mental health patient after a chance encounter at a convenience store.
HOUSTON — A legal battle that started when a bush crashed in Sherman killing 17 people in 2008 ended last week when a federal judge in Houston sentenced the owner of that bus to three years of probation in a plea agreement.
Dallas nurse Amber Vinson probably survived Ebola because she’s young and was wearing protective equipment that prevented her from getting a large dose of the deadly virus, doctors familiar with her care said.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz will spend Saturday in Georgia pitching voters on David Perdue. That will bring to three the number of Senate nominees the Texas tea partier has clasped hands with this fall.