Across Texas, people mark Thanksgiving Day in big, small ways

Texans renewed their Thanksgiving Day traditions on Thursday and served feasts to those who might otherwise have gone hungry. Some did it in a crowd, such as when 4,000 volunteers served meals to about 25,000 people at the annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner in San Antonio. The volunteers' spirit of giving is what makes the event so special…

Austin school board changes policy on Confederate names to allow for change of Robert E. Lee Elementary

The Austin school board has voted to change a policy that would allow schools named after Confederate figures to proceed with name changes. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the school board voted on Monday to change the policy.

North Texas families sue oil and gas drillers over contaminated water and fracking

Two families in rural North Texas have sued oil and gas drilling companies, claiming hazardous chemicals from hydraulic fracturing seeped into their water wells. Richard and Stella Singleton said their water well was fine until the summer of 2013, when Fairway Resources fracked an oil and gas well a few hundred yards from

Widows: Union Pacific Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed in Midland

Intensive care nurse Angie Boivin had just tended to a woman whose leg was severed near the hip when she saw her husband Larry lying nearby under an American flag blanket. She says that she was with him when he took his last breath. Larry Boivin earned a Purple Heart in Iraq in 2004, but he didn't survive a Union Pacific

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