September 27, 2012 It hasn't exactly been a barrel of fun flying American Airlines lately. The carrier, which is in bankruptcy, is in a bitter contract dispute with its pilots union. Its on-time performance has plummeted while cancellations are way up. Meanwhile, some of American's best customers are rethinking their loyalty.
September 19, 2012 Texas was once the center of the movement to safeguard gun rights. Today, nearly every fight has been won in the state, and indeed around the country. While gun owners in East Texas celebrate and cherish their rights, they remain distrustful.
August 27, 2012 Planned Parenthood in Texas is deciding how to proceed after losing an important case in federal court. A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the state can cut Planned Parenthood out of its women's health program because the organization is associated with abortion.
July 25, 2012 Over the past two decades, the landlocked city of Brownsville, Texas, has become the hub of the U.S. ship recycling industry. Ships from tankers to aircraft carriers are dismantled and stripped of reusable metals. And despite the world economic slowdown, it's still a highly lucrative business.
June 26, 2012 Falcon Lake, on the U.S.-Mexico border, has been named the best bass fishing lake in the country. But a Mexican drug cartel also uses the lake to smuggle drugs. While that hasn't kept the anglers away, it does mean fishing there carries an element of risk.
May 30, 2012 Dorothy Flood, now 75, has vivid memories of not being allowed in a train dining car as a young black girl. Now, an organization that grants wishes to seniors has sent Flood on an all-expenses paid trip through the Rocky Mountains, in a gourmet dining car.
May 29, 2012 Three major Republican candidates are vying to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who's retiring after serving for nearly 20 years. The front-runner is the state's lieutenant governor, who's backed by the GOP establishment. Challenging him are a Tea Party conservative and a former mayor of Dallas.
May 7, 2012 The state of Texas has moved to block public funds for Planned Parenthood because the organization refers patients to abortion providers and advocates for abortion rights. Planned Parenthood says the rule violates the nonprofit's constitutional rights to free association and free speech.