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State lawmakers will get their first look at a $3 billion plan to fix the troubled way Texas pays for public schools without waiting for the conclusion of a multiyear court battle. The House's schools guru, Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, plans to provide details at a Tuesday afternoon...
Texas , like many other conservative states, has strived to make it difficult for women to have abortions. Recent state laws have forced dozens of clinics to close and left some regions without a place for women to go. But Texas has one option that makes abortions relatively...
The next couple weeks in the Legislature should provide the answer. Lawmakers in Indiana scrambled to clarify that state's law amid complaints it could be used to promote discrimination against gay people. The Arkansas Legislature approved a similar measure, but backlash from...
A preservation group says old Texas dance halls that for years served as important social centers in rural areas of the state are decaying and closing, with comparatively few still operating. Patrick Sparks with Texas Dance Hall Preservation says the halls are culturally...
Happy 50th birthday to the Houston Astrodome. The "Eighth Wonder of the World" will reach a half-century since its opening this week, standing in limbo empty years after its baseball and football tenants moved to newer homes. City officials haven't decided whether to tear it...
A portion of Interstate 35 south of Waco was closed for about two hours as authorities negotiated with a veteran who threatened to harm himself. Officials closed the interstate and access roads near the small town of Lorena on Saturday morning until the man surrendered. Lorena...
A minor earthquake has shaken an area in rural West Texas. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3 magnitude quake occurred at 7:16 p.m. CDT Friday in Reeves County. Experts say the earthquake was centered about 23 miles southeast of Pecos (PAY'-kuhs). The Reeves County Sheriff'...
A Jordanian-born man living in Texas has been convicted of disability fraud just months after a murder charge was dropped in the death of an Iranian student and activist. Ali Irsan of Conroe was convicted Friday of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. in what prosecutors say involved...
A South Texas man accused in the fatal shooting of his daughter's ex-boyfriend during a scuffle will not be prosecuted for the October slaying. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ( http://bit.ly/1Gtwybl ) reported Friday that a Nueces County grand jury declined to indict 56-year-...