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A Texas teacher has resigned after allegations that he recited a sexually explicit poem to freshman high school students during class. The poem references the biblical story of Adam and Eve and includes sexual innuendos. It was read to students at Nederland High School in...
The small city of Anna is on the verge of making a big-time decision. It's a decision that would put its school district in a very small minority of schools allowing teachers carry a firearm. "This is not a problem isolated to Texas. This is a national problem," said...
A “select handful” of applicants to the University of Texas’ undergraduate programs are accepted each year at the insistence of President Bill Powers over the objections of the admissions office, a report released Thursday concluded. In addition, Powers and his chief of staff...
A North Seattle woman says she is about to losing her home after ignoring a lawsuit brought against her by an angry neighbor, who is complaining about a barking dog. Denise Norton says that her neighbor, Woodrow Thompson, sued her for 'profound emotional distress', claiming her...
Imagine how it would feel if a Muslim was killed because of hate crime. Iesha from Central Austin had some strong words for the killer and how people try to justifiy a killer. She called to Austin's Morning News and gave a one minute message that you must hear. CHAPEL HILL, N.C...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama singled out office supply company Staples Inc as undercutting his healthcare reform law and said large corporations should not use the health insurance issue as an excuse for cutting wages, the news website BuzzFeed reported. "...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas Department of Transportation leaders were in the hot seat Wednesday during the state’s Senate Transportation Committee, which had a hearing on an issue KXAN News has been following for you for months : frustrations over TxTag’s billing system. Lawmakers...
HOUSTON - From shoving matches to all out brawls, fights happen on almost every school campus. Channel 2 Investigates looked at instances of fighting at every school in Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria and Galveston counties during the 2013-14 school year. Schools are...
(via Austin American Statesman) Two state lawmakers, including one from Austin, want to alleviate traffic congestion on Texas highways by allowing motorcyclists to zip in between lanes of traffic. State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, and state Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr., D-Palmview,...