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Texas National Guard troops use border food banks

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas National Guard troops deployed to the border as part of Gov. Rick Perry's emergency security plan have sought emergency assistance from food banks in the Rio Grande Valley, officials said Friday.

According to the National ...

Batavia uses Dutch concept to revitalize downtown

The town of Batavia, Ill., may be the last place you'd expect to find a radical experiment in resuscitating a dying downtown. And yet, by American standards, a block-and-a-half stretch of Batavia's River Street is radical indeed.

This stretch, ...