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JAY PARSONS The Dallas Morning News The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas on Tuesday announced plans to guarantee free tuition for in-state undergraduate students with family incomes below $25,000. The two local schools join a University of...
ERICKA MELLON The Houston Chronicle The Houston Independent School District started doling out checks Tuesday to the teachers who earned the biggest bonuses for boosting student test scores. The day brought smiles and dreams of exotic vacations — plus worries that morale would...
Natasha Altamirano THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal agents taking a break from an unrelated assignment yesterday arrested 24 illegal aliens at a Fells Point 7-Eleven after the men attempted to solicit "underground" employment from the agents. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
Lisa Sandberg SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS Gov. Rick Perry to rocker Ted Nugent: "Give 'em hell." Nugent insisted Monday that the governor loved his inaugural ball performance last week and never criticized his decision to wear a shirt emblazoned with the Confederate battle flag...
RICHARD STEWART and ARMANDO VILLAFRANCA Houston Chronicle Brazoria Mayor Ken Corley wants offensive use of the "n-word" to be punishable by a fine of up to $500 in his town. "It's not a particular problem in Brazoria," Corley said, "but it's a national problem." Corley said he...
ABC News Much has been made of America's so-called religious divide, but few of the discussions and debates resemble Alexandra Pelosi's new film, "Friends of God." The HBO documentary shows the Rev. Ted Haggard, the former president of the National Association of Evangelicals,...
Judy Keen USA TODAY Doug Metcalfe cut the umbilical cord immediately after Jen Betts gave birth to baby Sara. It had been a difficult pregnancy, and everyone was relieved that the delivery, though a few weeks early, had gone well. "Then they put her on my tummy, and I cried,...
Josephine Hearn THE POLITICO Freshman Rep. Stephen I. Cohen, D-Tenn., is not joining the Congressional Black Caucus after several current and former members made it clear that a white lawmaker was not welcome. "I think they're real happy I'm not going to join," said Cohen, who...
ABC News Nine months pregnant and married to a fervent Bears fan with tickets to Sunday's NFC Championship game, Colleen Pavelka didn't want to risk going into labor during the game against the New Orleans Saints. Due to give birth on Monday, Pavelka's doctor told her Friday she...