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Expect the Texas House to revisit old battles over school finance — and open a new one, for the lower chamber at least, over pre-kindergarten accountability — when it takes up Senate Bill 1 today on the floor. Among the swarm of amendments offered to the fiscal matters bill will...
Legislation allowing school districts to reduce teacher pay and furlough them — to help absorb big budget cuts — sailed through the Texas Senate on Monday with a straight party-line vote. Lawmakers are working to cut $4 billion from the state's 1,040 public school districts...
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Police arrested a man who attempted to sell $50 dollars worth of drugs to undercover officers outside of a McDonald's restaurant on East Anderson Lane. Joseph Stewart faces charges of possession and delivery of a controlled substance following an undercover operation by Austin...
Five years ago, when the troubled Houston Police Department crime lab resumed DNA testing, more than 4,000 sexual assault kits sat in a property room freezer awaiting testing. Today, much of that evidence — some dating to the 1990s — is still awaiting processing. So far, only...
Customs officials say agents have seized more than 16 tons of drugs with an estimated value of about $26 million in the past week. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that two of the largest seizures came Monday at a checkpoint in Falfurrias, about 160 miles south of...