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Prepare to slow down some more. Central Texas officials Monday approved a 25-year, $35.1 billion transportation plan for the area that, despite a goal of mitigating the city’s road congestions with $4.3 billion to improve Interstate 35 and $13.5 billion to expand and operate bus...
Gov. Greg Abbott warmed up his bill-signing pen on Monday, approving a measure ensuring that some high school seniors who fail to pass state exams can seek an alternate route to graduation. "The goal of the Texas public education system should be to ensure all students who...
The mother of a Brackenridge High School student is seeking justice for her daughter after the girl was dragged into a school fight the mother said she had nothing to do with. Elizabeth Martinez believes her daughter, Emily, was assaulted during a lunchroom brawl more than a...
Eyewitness News has obtained a new audio recording, shedding more light on how much physical labor Yates High School students can do to make up for lost class time. Multiple Yates students and parents tell Eyewitness News janitorial work should not take the place of classroom...
A Subway sandwich worker who hailed the murders of two Mississippi police officers on social media faced a fierce online backlash Sunday — and got canned from her job. Sierra (C-Babi) Mccurdy wrote on Facebook, “2 police officers was shot in Hattiesburg tonight!” according to...
The battle between mobile phone application-based businesses and state regulators fired up again this week, when the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles asked an Austin-based company that uses a mobile application as its platform to stop operating until its drivers prove they are...
An Oregon woman claims United Airlines kicked her family off a Portland-bound flight because of her teenage daughter who has autism . Juliette Beegle, 15, was diagnosed with autism just before she turned three, her mother, Donna Beegle, told ABC News. While her daughter has a...
Police are investigating a substitute teacher after he was accused of assaulting an eighth grade student. The student's mother wants the substitute teacher arrested. So far no arrests have been made, and no charges have been filed. The question remains: did the substitute...
The Fairfax County Public Schools School Board voted Thursday night to add "gender identity" to its nondiscrimination policy in spite of massive opposition from parents and the area’s religious community. Police were summoned to control a standing-room-only crowd as board...