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A mother-of-six has been arrested after allegedly beating her daughter with a belt and then sending her to school with humiliating comments about her failing grades scrawled across her T-shirt. Melany Joyce Alexander, 30, reportedly assaulted the young girl at their home in...
State Sen. Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) has proposed legislation to install cameras in every enclosed classroom where special education students learn. Senate Bill 507 states that all recordings are confidential, saved for up to one year, and both public and charter schools have...
In his first major appearance since finding the Texas school finance system unconstitutional in 2014, state District Judge John Dietz said Sunday that a solution to the state's unequal and ineffective public education system should come from the Legislature. "We are dooming a...
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are the co-favorites among Texas Republicans to take their party's nomination for president, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll . Cruz was named by 20 percent while Walker was named by 19 percent...
A 37-year-old gay mom is set to spark controversy after she said she'd be disappointed if her six-year-old daughter wasn't gay when she grows up. Austinites reacted with very harsh criticism saying that this could hurt her credibility as a journalist. "This woman should never be...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — More than 1,000 people formed a "ring of peace" Saturday outside Oslo's main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims. The event in the Norwegian capital follows a series of attacks against Jews in Europe, including the terror attacks in...
MURALI DORAISWAMY: Prozac for babies? Psychiatric drugs are now being given to infants and toddlers in unprecedented numbers. An analysis of 2013 IMS Data , found that over 274,000 infants (0-1 year olds) and some 370,000 toddlers (1-3 years age) in the U.S. were on antianxiety...
The roughly 28,000 public high school seniors who still need to pass a state exam to get their diplomas this May could get a lifeline from Texas legislators. State Sen. Kel Seliger , R-Amarillo, is looking to fast-track a bill that would give school officials the option to...
AUSTIN -- A state lawmaker wants to repeal Texas' "stand your ground" law, and says many Texans live in fear of it. Self-proclaimed neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman told police he thought Trayvon Martin looked suspicious when he followed the hoodie-clad 17-year-old...