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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Board of Education is mulling allowing its members to take all-expenses-paid trips to tour out-of-state campuses of charter school networks seeking approval to operate in Texas. The fact-finding missions would be funded by private foundations or...
Texas health officials say more than 30 people who traveled to a softball tournament in Kansas over the Fourth of July weekend may have been exposed to the measles virus. The Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement Thursday it wants to alert Texans who...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say three children have been found unharmed after their parents died in an apparent murder-suicide at the family's home. Police say the couple's 7-year-old daughter ran to a neighbor's place early Thursday to report hearing gunfire. The neighbor...
Texas blues legend Johnny Winter has died while on tour in Switzerland. Winter died Wednesday in a hotel room in Zurich. There's no word yet on a cause of death. The statement says his wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by the loss of one of the world's finest...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - A Dallas man already serving time for a 2001 slaying has been charged in the 1989 killing of a North Texas woman. Plano police say they linked 48-year-old Temmie Cooley to the cold case using DNA evidence. Cooley was charged Monday in the death of 23-year-old...
SPRING, Texas (AP) - Funeral services are planned for six members of a suburban Houston family at a church not far from the home where they were shot to death last week. The slaying victims are 39-year-old Stephen Stay, his 34-year-old wife Katie and their four youngest children...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democrat Wendy Davis says her run for Texas governor has already raised more money han Bill White did in 2010. The Fort Worth state senator Tuesday reported raising $27 million over the past year. Her campaign counts more than 140,000 contributors since her...
BULLARD, Texas (AP) - An East Texas school building designed to look like the Alamo has had its last stand. Bullard Independent School District Superintendent Keith Bryant says the building has fallen into disrepair and is being demolished this week. Bryant says the former...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Seven Texas teachers and school administrators have started training to become the state's first school marshals. The first class of marshals began training Monday in an 80-hour program at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth. They will receive firearms...