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Texas high school students are more likely to graduate than a decade ago, but more than a third of them still won't earn a diploma in four years, a new national study found. Plus, the Dallas and Houston school districts are among the 25 "dropout epicenters" that produce one-...
The 12,000 Republican activists in Dallas for their state convention will face a political scene that bears few reminders of a once-dominant local party. Previously counted on to amplify votes and clout for Texas Republicans, the Dallas County GOP has been swept out of power...
A Texas border town police chief and members of Mexican drug cartel cells operating in Houston and across the state are among 429 accused traffickers arrested as part of a nationwide sweep this week, federal authorities announced Thursday. The captures are the culmination of a...
The reefs that David Walter makes for anglers to drop into the Gulf of Mexico are fake, but his frustration as he tries to win compensation from BP for lost income is real. State regulators stopped issuing permits for the reefs on May 4 because of the oil spill, effectively...
“Go Huskers” suddenly has new meaning — and its latest connotation likely means the end of the Big 12 Conference. Nebraska has accepted an invitation to join the Big Ten and will announce its intentions Friday, two people with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. Colorado...
Most kids in San Antonio have been celebrating the end of the school year for nearly a week, but for students at the Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design, today is the last day before summer break. The charter school, housed near the heart of downtown in what used...
As predawn thunder rolled and lightning flashed, Peter Serebrenik carried a 7-year-old girl out of rising floodwaters that were rapidly swallowing his campgrounds on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Nearly 12 inches of rain had pelted parts of Comal County overnight — a...
Foes of a plan to move chronically homeless people to an Oak Cliff apartment building went on the offensive Wednesday, telling the Dallas City Council their neighborhoods are no place for such a project. Four speakers continued the public outcry against the Dallas Housing...
Investigators of a gas line explosion that left a man dead are focusing on whether the line was properly marked before utility work began at the site, authorities said Tuesday. The electrical contractor that clipped the underground line Monday afternoon, causing the explosion,...