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As the weather gets warmer, that means Mexican free-tail bats are migrating back to Central Texas. Austin Travis County Health and Human Services' Carole Barasch said people need to be careful with bats because they transmit rabies more than any other animal in Travis County...
An army officer whose role was to advocate for victims of sexual abuse has been dishonorably discharged and sentenced to two years in prison for organizing a prostitution ring at an army base. Sergeant 1st Class Gregory McQueen recruited the female soldiers to serve as...
State senators are discussing a much-watched plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F. The proposal is cheered by conservatives and seems likely to pass despite Democratic reservations. The Senate Education Committee considered a letter-grade bill by...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Judges and school districts in several Texas counties asked House lawmakers Wednesday to leave the truancy system alone, citing successful practices they've implemented on their own. But the proactive programs aren't the norm, advocates for lighter truancy...
A bill goes before the House State Affairs Committee today that would make abortion workers take classes that would teach them signs that could indicate their clients are victims of sex trafficking. Human, and ultimately sex, trafficking is becoming a big problem in Texas. Texas...
House lawmakers are hearing 10 bills aimed at easing truancy laws a week after an advocacy group reported that Texas prosecutes twice as many teens for unexcused absences than all other states combined. The proposals, by Republicans and Democrats, will be presented Wednesday...
House lawmakers are hearing 10 bills aimed at easing truancy laws a week after an advocacy group reported that Texas prosecutes twice as many teens for unexcused absences than all other states combined. The proposals, by Republicans and Democrats, will be presented Wednesday...
A bill that would ban texting while driving across Texas is headed to the House floor - but again faces uncertain prospects. Former Gov. Rick Perry had vetoed statewide texting bans in past sessions, calling them a form of government micromanagement. Gov. Greg Abbott said during...
A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer accused of operating a prostitution ring at a central Texas army base is to go before a military tribunal. A Fort Hood court-martial is to begin Wednesday in the case against Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen. Initial charges were...