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Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk has resigned a month after returning to work following her third inpatient treatment for mental illness. In a letter Tuesday to Gov. Greg Abbott, Hawk said "my health needs my full attention in the coming months." Her resignation is...
A report commissioned as part of Texas' sweeping new prekindergarten initiative recommends capping classroom size at 22 students - something most pre-K programs statewide are already doing. The Texas Education Agency report was mandated by the Legislature when it approved a...
FROM GASBUDDY.COM Austin, TX, September 6- Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.99/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has...
Officials say a man was fatally shot by police after ramming his vehicle into two squad cars and driving at officers trying to arrest him following a traffic stop. Police in Ennis, located south of Dallas, say 36-year-old Moses Ruben of Dallas was fatally shot Monday night...
A portion of the Houston Ship Channel is closed to all traffic after a tanker caught fire and spilled fuel oil. The U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release Tuesday that a mile of the channel is closed and it has yet to determine when it will reopen. The Coast Guard says the 810-...
The superintendent of a struggling South Texas school district has been suspended after he was arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Premont school district Superintendent Eric Ramos was put on paid administrative leave Friday...
A North Texas mother's efforts to get school districts to install cameras in classrooms with special-needs students in order to increase safety are finally seeing success. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Breggett Rideau had lobbied the Texas Legislature to require school...
Business owners and officials say Galveston - one of the more popular tourist destinations along the Texas Gulf Coast - has seen a drop in summer visitors. The Galveston County Daily News reports hotel bookings on the island city are down this season compared to last year...
Health officials are trying to determine why there's been a dramatic increase in the number of people in Texas each year who contract a food-borne illness that's often linked to produce imported from Mexico and other warmer climes. Although there have been outbreaks in several...