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Engineers with the Texas Army National Guard are preparing for a deployment in West Africa to help contain the Ebola outbreak there. The deployment is part of Operation United Assistance. Hundreds of active duty military are already on the ground in Ebola-stricken countries, now...
Engineers with the Texas Army National Guard are preparing for a deployment in West Africa to help contain the Ebola outbreak there. The deployment is part of Operation United Assistance. Hundreds of active duty military are already on the ground in Ebola-stricken countries, now...
Paramedics with Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) say 18 people had adverse reactions to K2 Monday afternoon. It is often labeled and sold in smoke stores as "potpourri," but people who smoke the substance refer to it as K2, Spice or Kush. It is generally a mix of herbs and...
It appears textbook publishers are listening when it comes to climate change. Some inaccurate passages in some proposed social studies textbooks being voted on this week have been changed after science and education groups got more than 100 thousand people to sign petitions...
The Texas Board of Education is poised to vote Tuesday on more than 100 proposed social studies, history, geography and government textbooks that publishers have submitted for approval and use in classrooms statewide. Texas is such a large textbook market that it sometimes...
Despite being ordered to close by the Texas Education Agency, the seven schools that make up the Honors Academy Charter Schools are still running as usual - except for one thing. T.E.A. Commissioner Michael Williams was forced to change their classification from Charter to...
Gov. Rick Perry's defense team says the two felony abuse of power indictments against him are unconstitutional, but not because he's above the law. In a filing Monday, the governor's attorneys responded to previous arguments by the special prosecutor leading the case, Michael...
The synthetic drug known as K-2 is once again popping up around Austin. Captain Darren Noack with Austin-Travis County EMS says they received at least four calls yesterday afternoon involving seven ambulances and nine patients, all regarding K-2 overdoses. Noack says they're...
One of the U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted fugitives is no longer being sought after his skull was discovered only a few miles from the Texas facility from which he escaped in October 2013. On Wednesday, after DNA confirmation and next-of-kin notification, U.S. Marshals confirmed...