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Texas lawmakers could let thousands of Texas high school students graduate this year even if they fail some of the standardized tests normally required for a diploma. The House on Tuesday moved the proposal closer to the desk of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The Senate has...
Socialist and keeping kids in a `Godless environment' is how advisers to Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick described a major bipartisan pre-K initiative in a letter sent to lawmakers Tuesday. The letter was a rebuke from the far right over a preschool push being led by...
At the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of four Virginia family members, including a toddler, the U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s help to find a dangerous fugitive. The suspect in the case, Alexander Rosevelt Hill, Jr., aka “Real Deal,” is wanted in Petersburg...
Two Mesquite police officers have rescued an unconscious man trapped in a burning vehicle following an early morning accident. Police say officers Ryan Nielson and Autumn Soto responded to a single-vehicle crash on Sunday morning when they found the driver, 25-year-old Hector...
Today is 4-20....a day celebrated by marijuana enthusiasts. The Texas legislature is considering a record number of marijuana bills; nearly a dozen bills about marijuana reform laws this session. The two most talked about are one that would de-criminalize possessing an ounce or...
Turning aside a flurry of Democratic amendments, the Texas House gave initial approval Friday to legislation that would allow those with a concealed handgun license to openly carry a holstered weapon in Texas. Final approval of House Bill 910 is expected Monday after Friday’s 96...
DALLAS — A two-month-old boy was killed by his family's pet pitbull Sunday afternoon, police said. Just before 5 p.m., the boy was inside the family's house on the 6800 block of Beechnut Street in Dallas with his father when the father went outside to turn on the sprinklers,...
Almost a century after a World War I soldier abandoned his dog tag following his return home to Texas, it was discovered nearly a foot underground by an amateur treasure hunter with a metal detector. George Middleton found the dog tag in the small East Texas town of Murchison...
Authorities say San Antonio's mayor was not hurt but four others were injured during a traffic accident. KENS-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/1DYgkGy ) Mayor Ivy Taylor was a passenger in a city vehicle that collided with a convertible at an intersection Saturday afternoon. San...