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Hurricane Victims Rush to Apply for Grants as Deadline Looms By ADAM NOSSITER Published: August 1, 2007 NEW ORLEANS, July 31 — Hundreds of Louisianians whose homes were ruined by Hurricane Katrina rushed to meet a Tuesday deadline set by the state’s troubled housing aid program...
TEA grants schools a grace period on ratings Agency holds off while it redefines what is a dropout and a graduate By ERICKA MELLON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Texas school districts can count their blessings today when the state announces the annual campus performance...
Dallas Skyline cheerleaders involved in scuffle 05:59 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 By EMILY TSAO / The Dallas Morning News etsao@dallasnews.com Thirty-three high school cheerleaders from Dallas and Midland were involved in a scuffle at a camp in San Marcos this week. Texas...
One cannabis joint as bad as five cigarettes: study LONDON (Reuters) - Smoking one cannabis joint is as harmful to a person's lungs as having up to five cigarettes, according to research published on Tuesday. Those who smoked cannabis damaged both the lungs' small fine airways,...
Judge rules Texas ESL programs 'adequate' By PEGGY FIKAC Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — A federal judge Monday denied an effort by civil rights groups to force changes in the way Texas handles bilingual education, finding that the state is in line with...
Mothers Fight Back Against Pedophile's Web Site Law Enforcement Says There Is Little It Can Do to Stop It Moms fearing for their children's safety are teaming up against a man who prowls playgrounds, amusement parks and fairs stalking little girls and then brazenly boasts about...
Steroid screening not ready Web Posted: 07/30/2007 10:57 PM CDT Lorne Chan Express-News FORT WORTH — Area high school coaches let out a collective sigh of relief Monday after a top University Interscholastic League official said a steroid testing program likely wouldn't be ready...
U.S. Arms Plan for Mideast Aims to Counter Iranian Power By MARK MAZZETTI and HELENE COOPER Published: July 31, 2007 WASHINGTON, July 30 — The Bush administration said Monday that its plan to provide billions of dollars in advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel over...
Censorship cited in hate crimes debate By ANNA M. TINSLEY Star-Telegram staff writer FORT WORTH -- When the Rev. Carl Pointer prepares a sermon, he sets out to share what he feels in his heart, mind and soul. The last thing he wants is for the federal government to tell him what...