| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:00 PM
CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas — Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars.
Now, an oil and gas boom is...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Across the southeastern United States a battle is raging -- ant against ant.
On one side are the dreaded fire ants, armed with a venom that is painful to humans and often fatal to competing insects.
On the other side are the tawny crazy ants --...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:30 PM
A veteran educator with experience in California and Texas was named Wednesday as president of California State University Long Beach.
Jane Close Conoley, 66, is currently serving as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:28 PM
President of MIT
Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
| Jul 30, 2013
By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
| May 1, 2013
Anne Wilkes Tucker is currently the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she has worked since 1976. She founded the Photography Department at the museum that now has a collection of over 28,000...
| May 16, 2011
Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...
| Jul 14, 2011
Calories in, calories out—in theory, losing weight should be that simple. But we're going to venture a guess that the reason two-thirds of Americans are classified as overweight or obese isn't because they can't do basic math. Age, genetics,...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:02 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — After my plane landed, I went online to see what was going on in Austin: Was there any music that night that I had to check out?
Asking if there was any music that night in Austin is kind of like asking if people need air to live....
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:05 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — The first thing out of anyone's mouth when I said I was visiting Austin? Some version of: "Oh, I know the best barbecue place …" It's not all about BBQ in Austin, but it is certainly a heaping helping of the local culture. As...
| Jun 12, 2011
Copper Canyon Press: 105 pp., $22
"All the new thinking is about loss," Robert Hass begins his 1979 poem "Meditation at Lagunitas." Structuralism had put poets in a bind by arguing that words are meaningless symbols assigned...