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Harlandale ISD is investigating social media posts made by an elementary school teacher, the district confirmed Friday. A parent said her son is about to attend Columbia Heights Elementary school. She said she did a quick search online and found the teacher's Pinterest account...
The Texas Senate has voted to bar law enforcement from giving the media the names of people involved in traffic accidents. The move came on a bill to protect accident victims from being harassed by lawyers seeking to file lawsuits. But the Senate pushed it further in what would...
Texas just ran out the clock on Tesla. Facing pressure from state car dealerships, the Texas legislature this week declined to take up several bills that would have allowed Tesla to sell cars directly to consumers. Under state law, automakers must sell cars through a third-party...
Major insurers in some states are proposing hefty rate boosts for plans sold under the federal health law, setting the stage for an intense debate this summer over the law’s impact. In New Mexico, market leader Health Care Service Corp. is asking for an average jump of 51.6% in...
A Pflugerville couple's church had a change of heart over a dedication ceremony for a 4-year-old boy after a phone call from KVUE Thursday. Rich Jones and Adrian Mertz were both members of the Shoreline Church in North Austin and didn't know it until they started dating. The...
Police are struggling to stop violence in West Baltimore, where officers have been routinely surrounded by dozens of people, video cameras and hostility while doing basic police work since the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday...
The ball fields at Delano-Hitch Park were covered in snow when Jim Wilson launched a campaign to keep them in use. As president of the City of Newburgh Little League, he had seen participation numbers plummet to the point where the league was in danger of folding. Now, he and...
U.S. officials refuse to release details on the 'extensive' porn collection found in Osama bin Laden's Pakistani bolt-hole, because of the 'nature' of the smut. On Wednesday, the Department of National Intelligence (DNI) released a list of books the 9/11 mastermind was reading...
At a time when 8.5 million Americans still don't have jobs, some 40 percent have given up even looking. The revelation, contained in a new survey Wednesday showing how much work needs to be done yet in the U.S. labor market, comes as the labor force participation rate remains...