(Reuters) – For six years the bills were paid, the grass was cut and no one noticed the body of the dead woman sitting in the back seat of a car in a garage of a residential Pontiac, Michigan neighborhood.
Her mummified body was finally found this week by someone dispatched to check on the property that fell into foreclosure after the money ran out of her account and the mortgage payments stopped, police said on Friday.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – An obligatory essay, arcane vocabulary words and penalties for wrong answers will be gone from the widely used SAT exam as of 2016 as administrators try to make the standardized test more reflective of a student’s readiness for college.
The College Board, which oversees the exam required by most colleges and universities for admission, wants the test to focus more on what students learn in high school and their ability to think analytically, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texans went to the polls on Tuesday in primary elections where the top candidates for governor were projected to post easy wins and favorites of the conservative Tea Party movement shook up several races with established Republicans.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, will win his race by a wide margin, local media projected. Attorney General Greg Abbott, the leading Republican candidate for governor, and state Senator Wendy Davis, the top Democratic Party candidate, were also projected to win in landslides, they said.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texans went to the polls on Tuesday in primary elections where the top candidates for governor were expected to post easy wins and favorites of the conservative Tea Party movement are trying to topple established Republicans in several races.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, will win his race easily, opinion polls show. Attorney General Greg Abbott, the leading Republican candidate for governor, and state Senator Wendy Davis, the top Democratic Party candidate, were also expected to win by wide margins.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The longest shadow in Tuesday’s primary election in Texas is being cast by a politician not even in the running, freshman U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican.
Cruz, just two years into his first major elected office, has arguably become the most loved politician among Republicans in Texas, an incubator for national conservative policies where the party dominates the statehouse and has not lost a statewide race since 1994.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The Republican front-runner in the race for Texas governor, Greg Abbott, has increased his lead over likely Democratic rival Wendy Davis, according to a poll released on Monday.
State Attorney General Abbott has an 11-percentage-point lead over State Senator Davis, the poll by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune found. That was a wider lead than the six-point edge Abbott held in a November poll.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – With parents who met while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Hannah Ferguson seemed destined for a life in uniform.
Instead, the girl from rural Texas ended up as a model who is one of the featured rookies in the iconic Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue that will be released on Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb 16 (Reuters) – What could be more Texas
than this? Rice grown in Texas fields first planted by settlers
more than a century ago, processed by a Texan in the heart of
the capital, Austin, and sold under the product name “Rising
Welcome to the world of the Texas Sake Company, almost
certainly the first – and most certainly the only – commercial
brewer of the Japanese rice wine operating in the Lone Star
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Texas has suspended a
Houston doctor’s license for performing abortions without
getting privileges to admit patients to a nearby hospital, the
first such move under a new state abortion law that went into
effect last year.
The Texas Medical Board said on Friday that physician
Theodore Herring performed 268 abortions between Nov. 6 and Feb.
7 without the right to admit patients to an authorized hospital
within 30 miles (48 kms) of where the procedures took place.
(Reuters) – Utility crews worked on Thursday to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the U.S. Northeast after a snow and ice storm slammed the region, but flights began returning to normal after thousands of delays or cancellations.
The latest in a series of winter blasts dumped up to a foot of snow on Wednesday and early Thursday on the Eastern Seaboard from Maryland to Maine. About 100 million people, or one-third of the U.S. population, lives in the region.