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State Rep. Garnet Coleman on Monday called for an examination of Texas Department of Public Safety traffic stops and better tracking of police stops by all law enforcement in the state. Coleman pointed to three years of DPS traffic stop data that he said showed blacks were more...
Texas’ property appraisal system is unconstitutional because it has allowed properties to be assigned “arbitrary and unreasonable” values that are below their market values, said a lawsuit the city of Austin filed Monday. The lawsuit , which stems from a petition the city filed...
SEATTLE — Restaurant owners, customers and staff have long railed against the tyranny of tipping, but like a love affair gone bad, it has proved difficult to quit. Now, prompted by a spurt of new minimum wage proposals in major cities, an expanding number of restaurateurs are...
Americans overwhelmingly think there is too much emphasis on standardized testing in public schools and that test scores are not the best way to judge schools, teachers or students, according to a national poll. The results released Sunday come from the 47th annual PDK/Gallup...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a libido-enhancing drug for women dubbed the "female Viagra". Flibanserin, a drug produced by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, recently passed an FDA advisory committee meeting. The drug, marketed as Addyi, has been criticised as...
When bar patrons sign off on top-shelf tabs at the end of the night, they do so with the understanding that they purchased quality alcohol. But a recent Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission sting shows bar-goers may not be getting what they pay for. Bars located in cities such as...
Hays County announced Monday it will expand a program to deter speeding in school zones following a pilot program in July. Hays County commissioners partnered with American Traffic Solutions in February to have a van with cameras on public property in school zones to monitor the...
Crowded. That’s how Ed Rensi remembers what life was like working at McDonald’s in 1966. There were about double the number of people working in the store — 70 or 80, as opposed to the 30 or 40 there today — because preparing the food just took a lot more doing. “When I first...