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(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas House has approved a bipartisan, $1.6 billion bill to begin overhauling the state's troubled school finance system. Houston Republican Rep. Dan Huberty's proposal increases annual, per-student funding about $200 to $5,350. It also raises...
The Texas House is churning through hours of proposed changes as it prepares to approve a bipartisan bill pumping $1.6 billion extra into classrooms. That's a key first step toward overhauling the state's troubled school finance system. Houston Republican Rep. Dan Huberty's...
The Texas House has voted to create statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies, potentially voiding a local Austin ordinance that caused Uber and Lyft to stop operating in the state capital. The bill by Chris Paddle, a Republican from Marshall, brings ride-hailing...
Photo: TxDOT AUSTIN – Work zone fatalities in Texas last year increased 27 percent, resulting in 181 lost lives. Of those fatalities, 174 (96 percent) were motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. In Austin alone, there were 854 crashes, resulting in two deaths. “People often...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a recurrence of a case of pneumonia he had earlier in the year. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 92-year-old former president and father of former president George W. Bush...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) A proposal allowing Texans to openly carry handguns without permits is eligible for a Texas House floor vote. A House committee Tuesday approved the bill by Republican Rep. James White of Hillister. Backers of the 2nd Amendment call the issue "...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Board of Education is voting again this week on revised science curriculums requiring students to "evaluate scientific explanations" on the "complexity" of human cells and on the origin of DNA. That's language which academics say...
Photo: DPS AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1981 murder of Virginia “Ginger” Freeman, 40, in Brazos County, and a reward up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible...
(Photo: Shutterstock/ wk1003mike) Officers with the New Braunfels Police Department responded to County Line Elementary School Tuesday morning for a report that a child had a firearm in their school bag while on campus. The loaded handgun was discovered by the student (an 8-year...