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The top student in a high school’s graduating class used to earn the honor of being the valedictorian, and traditionally that one student delivered a commencement speech that helped send his or her classmates out into the adult world. But at Arlington’s Washington-Lee High...
Two dog owners in Kyle will soon face felony charges after their four dogs nearly killed a neighbor. A KVUE Defenders investigation uncovered animal control and others knew the dogs posed a danger months before the attack, but the pets remained with the owners. Amy Jensen...
You’ve been warned: The Good Stuff you’re ordering at your favorite bar, restaurant or, um, gentleman’s club could be the cheap stuff. That’s according to an undercover investigation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which sampled drinks at 68 licensed establishments...
Getting an advanced degree doesn’t come cheap, which is why graduate students carry nearly half of all student debt. But it turns out that a handful of schools are responsible for a large share of that money. A new study from the Center for American Progress (CAP) found that 20...
An Oakland County judge has sent three children to a juvenile detention facility for failing to have a relationship with their father, saying it’s one of the worst cases of parental alienation she’s ever seen — even comparing the children to the Charles Manson cult. Circuit...
The U.S. Labor Department has opened an investigation into the Austin Police Department over unpaid overtime, which the police union says will likely to lead to a lawsuit. Documents obtained by the American-Statesman showed that the investigation and potential lawsuit is in...
A Fort Worth man has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Larry Panayi, from Fort Worth, says the park refused to let him get onto as many as 13 rides starting in 2013, because he has just one leg. In the suit, Panayi says he was...
A man kicked down the door of an East Austin home and assaulted a family inside, but it was a teenager who saved everyone from the vicious attack. Monday, at 2pm a 15-year-old East Austin boy stepped up against an intruder. "I was sleeping on the couch then all of a sudden I...
Preston Atkinson, President and CEO of Whataburger, addressed the new Open Carry legislation signed into law this year, stating the restaurant will not allow anyone to carry their guns openly inside their establishments. The letter reads as follows: There’s been a lot of talk...