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Senate leaders unveiled a handful of proposals Tuesday to boost failing schools in Texas, including assigning letter grades to campuses and creating a statewide district to manage failing schools. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor also...
Congressional Republicans are proposing long and short-term alternatives to ObamaCare as the Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments Wednesday in a case that has the potential to unravel the health care law. The plaintiffs, four Virginia residents, argue that Americans who...
Students in Round Rock can use what’s probably already in their pocket — a cellphone — to battle bullying in their hallways. Round Rock Independent School District officials have launched the Anonymous Alerts® program at its middle and high school campuses in an effort to...
SUGAR LAND, Texas - There's a new option out there for cash strapped couples looking to say "I do." A local church is recruiting couples to get married for free. Getting married these days isn't cheap. "Average (wedding) is going to be around $30,000," said Aisha Osanyin with La...
Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of a personal e-mail account to conduct government business during her four-year tenure as secretary of State may have violated federal regulations, The New York Times reported Monday night. Only official accounts are automatically preserved for...
Kids from Coleman A. Young Elementary in Detroit were sent home with a letter scolding parents for missing a meeting and saying their kids could be punished as a result. Derrick and Latrica Smoak read a letter their third-grade son, Landon, brought home from school. The letter...
The Maryland parents investigated for letting their young children walk home by themselves from a park were found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect in a decision that has not fully resolved their clash with authorities over questions of parenting and children’s...
A Houston-area woman is outraged after she said the popular car service Uber over-charged her for a ride. Patricia Clark said she and her friends decided to use uber to get to the Houston Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off on Friday. According to Clark, the service charged them about $60 for...
The city of Austin said it is now enforcing an ordinance that prohibits landlords from rejecting low-income applicants who plan on paying part of their rent with a housing voucher if they meet all the qualifications for tenancy. The announcement follows a Friday ruling from U.S...