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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' top education official is set to address the State Board of Education meeting. Education Commissioner Michael Williams will kick off the board's three-day meeting on Wednesday. His comments come two weeks after he told a state Senate committee that he...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker is proposing that Texas repeal an anti-gay law overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003. El Paso Sen. Jose Rodriguez is expected to lay out his measure before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday. The Texas Legislature...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas college students would have to take six hours of comprehensive American or Texas history to earn their degrees under a bill scheduled for a hearing by a House panel. Freshman Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, a Southlake Republican, filed his bill in March...
DALLAS (AP) - Parts of North Texas are forecast to see thunderstorms, hail and the possibility of an isolated tornado late Wednesday and into Thursday. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth said Wednesday that areas north of Interstate 20 could see thunderstorms Wednesday...
DALLAS (AP) - A 74-year-old passenger who broke several ribs in a deadly bus crash near Dallas has sued the company operating the vehicle. An attorney for Charlotte Reed of Fort Worth filed a negligence lawsuit Monday in Dallas naming Cardinal Coach Lines Inc. of Mansfield. Bus...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force has moved the military trial of an instructor allegedly involved in a sex scandal at South Texas base to Mississippi. Col. Polly Kenny, spokeswoman for the Air Force on the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland case, says the trial is being held...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The University of Texas Tower bells will be played to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Junior music major Austin Ferguson says he'll perform Tuesday afternoon. The tribute comes a day after the bombings in Boston left at least three people dead...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A man who claimed self-defense has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for the fatal shooting of two West Texas soldiers in an argument over a woman. A jury in El Paso on Monday sentenced Craig Allen Graham. Jurors on Friday convicted Graham on two counts...
Texas lawmakers are considering a measure to make it a crime to buy advertisements soliciting prostitution. Republican Rep. Jose Manuel Lozano of Kingsville called his proposal "the Backpage Bill." Attorneys general across the country have accused the website Backpage.com of...