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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' complicated school finance system is constitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday - a surprise decision that handed a major defeat to the 600-plus school districts that sued the state more than four years ago. The all-Republican court reversed...
The governing board of the biggest school district in Texas has voted to rename seven schools previously named for Confederate leaders. The Houston school district board voted Thursday to strip the schools of the names of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney...
Texas' attorney general has asked an appeals court to throw out criminal charges against him at a Dallas hearing just blocks from the state Republican convention. Attorney General Ken Paxton returned to court Thursday on felony charges of defrauding investors. The alleged fraud...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to help defend North Carolina's law on transgender restrooms - and hinting that a similar measure could be coming soon to his state. Abbott, a former state attorney general, told delegates at the Texas GOP convention in Dallas on Thursday, "I am...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - University of Texas System regents have postponed until July a vote on proposed rules allowing concealed handguns in campus buildings due to concerns that some might be too restrictive. State law requires public universities to allow concealed handguns in...
The 21-year-old former president of a Baylor University fraternity has been indicted on four sexual assault counts after a woman accused him of attacking her outside a party. Former Phi Delta Theta president Jacob Walter Anderson was initially charged in March and remains free...
The judge in the case of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has upheld an April order that the teen spend nearly two years in jail. Judge Wayne Salvant signed an order Wednesday reaffirming the probation terms he imposed on Ethan...
The mother of a volunteer firefighter who died in the massive 2013 plant explosion in West, Texas, says the state has taken steps to prevent a similar incident from happening again. But she believes something similar could occur elsewhere. Mary Sanders's son, Kevin, was among 15...
Yesterday, about 1 pm, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 partner “Lobos”, conducted a traffic stop on IH-10 at the 658 mile marker. Thumann stopped the Indiana registered vehicle for a traffic violation. After speaking with the...