Robinson to increase taxes

ROBINSON — Robinson voters narrowly approved a tax hike that would help budget shortfalls in the Robinson ISD. It would be an increase of 13 cents for every $100 dollar home valuation.

Study: H1N1 Poses 'Special Threat' to Obese People

Swine flu can cause severe disease in people of all ages and appears to pose a special threat to those who are obese, according to an analysis of H1N1 cases in California released on Tuesday.

Obama creates advisory board

WACO — Despite a turnaround in the economy, President Barack Obama says more Americans are still in need of work. Due to this need, the president has created the Economic Recovery Advisory Board. President Obama signed the executive order

H1N1 Vaccine at Gitmo?

Pentagon says Guantanamo Bay detainees will be receiving the H1N1 vaccine despite White House claim that the vaccine is not 'on the way' to naval base

Glimpse into battle over GOP's future

UNDATED — Governor’s races today in Virginia and New Jersey have been anticipated as barometers of next year’s midterm congressional elections. A U.S. House race in upstate New York may prove more meaningful.

Preacher sentenced to 50 years

WACO — William Frank Brown, the former pastor at Bellmeade Baptish Church in Bellmeade, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. The indicment alleges Brown assaulted the girl from 2005 to May 2007. Brown must serve 25 years before he is

Digital Images Released of Missing Madeleine McCann

British police have released new age-enhanced pictures of Madeleine McCann as part of a fresh appeal for information.

Bomb Disposal Hero Killed Days Before Afghan Leave

A British Army explosives specialist who became a legend by risking his life to defuse more than 60 Taliban roadside bombs was killed in Afghanistan during his final mission before he took leave, the Times of London reported Tuesday.

Abortion Clinic Director Quits After Watching Procedure

The former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeast Texas says she had a "change of heart" after watching an abortion last month — and she quit her job and joined a pro-life group in praying outside the facility.