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Senators urge no more postal closings

The four original sponsors of Senate postal legislation are urging the U.S. Postal Service to extend a moratorium on closing facilities until Congress finishes its work on the issue.

Texas universities considering tuition increases

Students at most campuses in the University of Texas and Texas A&M University systems would pay more in tuition next fall under proposals scheduled to be voted on by their governing boards this week.

Teen shot during break-in on campus

A 14-year-old suspected of burglarizing a trailer on a campus in the Pasadena Independent School District was wounded by a school district police officer early Tuesday morning, officials said.

Texas-based EPA regulator resigns over 'crucify' remark

Dallas — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency's office in Dallas has resigned over comments he made in 2010 that became the focus of political condemnation last week.

Amazon, State settle sales tax fight

TEXAS — Amazon.com will start collecting sales taxes from Texas customers this summer and agreed to make capital investments of $200 million and create 2,500 jobs in the state over the next four years, Comptroller Susan Combs announced th

Texas Forest Service unveils 'game changer' app

AUSTIN, Texas — Officials with Texas Forest Service and The Texas A&M University System gathered with state lawmakers Friday morning to unveil new web applications that will help homeowners and communities determine wildfire risk &mda

2012 NFL Draft

New York — Tonight marks the beginning of the 77th annual “meat market”, also known as the NFL draft. Over the next three days, 253 new members will be welcomed into the NFL.

Texas release social sec numbers in Voter ID case

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas attorney general's office accidently released the social security numbers of Texas voters as part of the Voter ID case, but none of the data leaked out.

Patriots or extremists? Militias draw fire

ROMAYOR — When Liberty County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call for a man shooting at his wife on a lone country road 70 miles northeast of Houston, they knew he was armed and dangerous.

HBO Obesity Series Showing Texas Schools Debuts

AUSTIN, Texas — Comptroller Susan Combs, who appears in a new HBO documentary series on obesity, on Monday at a screening championed the need for families to pay close attention to their children's health.