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The epicenter of the recent surge in illegal immigration is a 5-mile slice of deep South Texas that has become a hot spot for migrants, human smugglers and drug cartels. This part of the U.S.-Mexico border near the town of Mission bristles with cameras, lookout towers and...
Three decades after it became law, the landmark schools package passed by the Legislature in the summer of 1984 still affects Texas children and teachers every day — and fuels ongoing debates about education in the state. The no-pass, no-play rule, the 22-pupil limit in...
There are new developments in the battle for leadership at the University of Texas. The top two members of the Board of Regents spoke out on Sunday, sending a letter to alumni about published reports that they plan to fire UT-Austin President Bill Powers this week. The letter is...
Officials in Killeen are investigating the cause of death of a woman who was found inside a smoke-filled motel room. Killeen police said in a statement that police and fire officials responded to a fire call Saturday at the Palace Inn. When motel employees noticed smoke near one...
MISSION, Texas (AP) — Deputy Rudy Trevino was patrolling a park along the Texas-Mexico border when he spied movement in the darkness. Swinging his spotlight toward the motion revealed 14 women and children who had just sneaked across the Rio Grande in a small boat. The youngest...
Deputies said a 69-year-old homeowner, who died after he was shot by his own gun during a scuffle with a burglar, begged for his life. Prosecutors said the suspect, Daniel Durham, has admitted to shooting the victim, who was later identified as Don Frazier, a preacher and writer...
An eight-year-old girl in North Texas visiting relatives was injured in an accident at the Frisco Freedom Fest on Friday night. City spokesman Brad Merritt said the child fell about 20 feet from a zip line attraction at the Children's Expo during the Independence Day event at...
More than 1,200 schools across Texas have been granted a state exemption that allows them to exceed limits on class sizes. The Texas Education Agency allowed 1,272 elementary schools to exceed the 22-pupil limit in kindergarten through fourth grade. The Dallas Morning News...
Police officers making a welfare check at a house in northwestern San Antonio found a man, a woman and a teenage girl dead on the floor, apparently of gunshot wounds. Police Sgt. Gerald Marple says the dead man appeared to have been the gunman and that the three knew one another...