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Thousands of students, activists and family members are expected to flood the Texas Capitol lawn Tuesday morning in a sea of signature yellow scarves as the Legislature prepares for a fight on whether to let parents use public money for private school tuition. In advance of the...
Many more students have defaulted on or failed to pay back their college loans than the U.S. government previously believed. Last Friday, the Education Department released a memo saying that it had overstated student loan repayment rates at most colleges and trade schools and...
Image : Anya Semenoff / Getty Images SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A 2-month-old baby girl is dead after San Marcos police say the family’s German Shepherd bit her numerous times. San Marcos police and EMS responded to a home in the 1000 block of Sagewood around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday...
Photographer : Greg Nelson / Getty Images The Jay football player who tackled an official during a game in 2015 will meet with the UIL on Tuesday morning with the hope of being able to play again. A Texas lawmaker who knows the official said Victor Rojas should not be allowed...
The number of Democratic members of Congress saying they will boycott Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday has increased to 26. Many have cited as a reason the president-elect's recent attack on civil rights icon and fellow congressman John Lewis. Mr Trump lashed out at Mr...
Image : Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Lawmakers filed bills Thursday to keep a system that allows students who fail STAAR tests to graduate from high school. Senate Bill 463 and its companion, House Bill 966, would make Individual Graduation Committees a...
Getty Images The transition plan announced by President-elect Donald Trump falls short of the standards met by every President since the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, according to the Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Walter M. Shaub Jr. said that he...
Image: President Nana Akufo-Addo. Credit : Anadolu Agency / Getty Images Ghana’s new president delivered a passionate, poised and totally plagiarized inaugural address Saturday. Nana Akufo-Addo stole lines from two former U.S. Presidents’ own inauguration speeches — Bill Clinton...
Image : Golden Sikorka / ShutterStock AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police are investigating how a suspect handcuffed inside a patrol car was able to get into the car with a gun and shoot himself. APD protocol calls for searching a suspect for weapons before they are placed inside a...