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Four Houston teachers accused in a cheating scandal have agreed to resignation packages that include a year's salary. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1vj9Zm5 ) the Houston Independent School District board approved the deal Thursday. Superintendent Terry Grier had...
The Drunk Driving Symposium discussed how Austin continuously ranks as one of the country's safest cities, but there's a category of crime police say is preventable that they want to eliminate: Traffic crashes caused by drunk driving. "When you're driving home from working at...
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Houston man has been slightly hurt when his glider crashed in a Central Texas field. The Eagle newspaper reports the crash happened late Wednesday afternoon north of Brenham. The glider came to rest about 20 yards from a home. The Texas...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Security video from a VIA Metropolitan Transit bus wreck in San Antonio shows the vehicle being hit by a car and careening into a house. No charges have been filed against the driver of a car that allegedly ran a stop sign July 24 and hit the bus. Bus security...
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - A nearly $10 million dredging project is ahead of schedule on a South Texas bayou that was silted in years ago. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Wednesday that the contractor says the work on Cedar Bayou near Rockport is about 75 percent finished...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's nearly sales tax break time in Texas. The state's annual sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday as children prepare to return to school. Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money on certain items priced under $100. The Texas...
The University of Texas at Austin has backed off a new Wi-Fi fee after students complained on social media. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1kGPWcV ) the fee would have cost about a dollar a month for students. College officials say they would like student...
ELMENDORF, Texas (AP) — A woman who was a passenger on an all-terrain vehicle has died following a South Texas wreck. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened early Tuesday at the Alamo Junction Rail Park near San Antonio. Officials say the ATV apparently...
HOUSTON (AP) — A contract worker at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston has died after falling about 45 feet from the rail system's elevated tracks. Houston police say the accident happened Tuesday night as the worker checked the tracks. Airport spokesman David...