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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams is set to speak as the state Senate Education Committee discusses several bills affecting classrooms. Williams will likely address school accountability ratings during his appearance Tuesday. He plans to soon...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Eight El Paso Independent School District administrators could be fired by trustees as more information becomes public in a testing and grading scandal. Four of the eight say the district officials still haven't told them why they face possible dismissal...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Babe Ruth once spoke at a business luncheon the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio. Rudolph Valentino once danced on the roof. John Wayne is among Hollywood stars to have visited. So have presidents. Now the new owners of the Alamo City's first luxury hotel, and...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but they've certainly got the checkbook out. Lawmakers slashed spending in 2011. But with the comptroller predicting the state will raise $101.3 billion over the next two years, the...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - The mayor of the city where a north Texas prosecutor and his wife were found killed in their house says the attack does not appear to have been random. Kaufman County sheriff's Lt. Justin Lewis said Saturday that the bodies of Kaufman County District...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Employees at the University of Texas at Brownsville are bracing for elimination of about 250 jobs to be announced this week. University President Juliet Garcia says the cutbacks, initially disclosed in December, are the result of the school's separation...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a case against a San Antonio police sergeant accused of removing evidence after a fellow officer's wreck. Sgt. Ramiro H. Garcia had faced up to 10 years in prison on the tampering with evidence charge. The San Antonio Express-News...
FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) - Authorities say the Freestone County sheriff has been indicted and a sheriff's captain arrested for submitting fraudulent information to the state agency that oversees law enforcement training standards. Freestone District Attorney Chris Martin says...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are looking into how much the woman accused of buying the gun used to kill Colorado's corrections chief knew about the slaying. Twenty-two-year-old Stevie Marie Vigil made her first appearance in court Thursday in Centennial after being...