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A state board working to increase the percentage of Texas college graduates has made strides since 2000, but has work to do if 60 percent of residents are going to have earned at least associate degrees by 2030. The Austin American Statesman reports that the number of people...
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has told Border Patrol agents in Texas that enforcement priorities are realigning after President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration. Johnson on Friday made a Border Patrol station in McAllen a symbolic first stop a day after...
A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America's second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book. The Republican-controlled State Board of Education voted along party lines 10-5 Friday, sanctioning most...
Dallas police are considering a plan that would cite and release people with small amounts of marijuana instead of arresting people in possession. The law has been on the books since 2007 but never put into practice in Dallas. Assistant Dallas Police Chief Randy Blankenbaker is...
HURST – Why would 17-year-old Ricardo Lugo pose as a 12-year-old at a Hurst elementary school? In court records, investigators say the evidence suggests that Lugo wanted to find children that he and 28-year-old Randy Wesson could sexually abuse. "I can't think of a logical...
HOUSTON - President Barack Obama's overhaul of the immigration system is offering life changing possibilities for millions of families across the United States. Undocumented parents of U.S. citizen in Houston children watched the president's announcement closely on Thursday...
Do you remember the movie "Bernie" staring Jack Black? That was based on a true story out of east Texas. The real-life granddaughter of the rich widow the film was based on talked with FOX 7 Monday night. In 1999, Bernie Tiede was sentenced to life in prison for the death of 81-...
CALHOUN, La. -- Louisiana State Police say three children and two adults from a family in Texas were killed when their vehicle veered off the interstate and rolled over in northeast Louisiana. State police spokesman Michael Reichardt says the car was driven by a 16-year-old who...
Police in Hurst, Texas, have arrested two men on charges of child pornography. Randy Ray Wesson, 28, and Ricardo Javid Lugo, 17, have been taken into police custody following a tip from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A search warrant was issued for a...