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Critics of a Texas law allowing students to graduate without passing statewide standardized tests say the new rule has padded graduation numbers and given diplomas to students who can't demonstrate they have the knowledge they'll need in college, jobs or technical education...
Police are investigating the shooting deaths of a Central Texas councilman and his wife, whose killings are suspected of being a murder-suicide. Authorities say Kerrville Councilman Gary Stork and his wife Peggy were found dead Saturday evening inside their home. Each had...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is arguing that he'll do more to help women from the White House than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. At the same time, he's taunting her over the infidelities of her husband. As Trump campaigned in the...
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the successful conviction of John David Payne, 37, to life in prison for Online Solicitation of a Minor in Montgomery County. The conviction stems from undercover operations conducted by the Conroe Police Department, the...
The University of Texas System has joined with the U.S. Census Bureau to help track where UT graduates find jobs and how much they earn. UT System officials on Thursday announced the 10-year agreement to provide both organizations with a more comprehensive view of degrees and...
An East Texas county judge charged with holding illegal closed meetings during 2014 has resigned amid a sexting investigation. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct on Friday announced Smith County Judge Joel Baker's resignation takes effect Nov. 4 or earlier if his criminal...
Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to restore its newly weakened voter ID law but not until after the November election. The request filed Friday comes two months after a federal appeals court ruled that the state's 2011 law discriminated against minorities and the poor. The...
A supplier of cookie dough that Blue Bell Creameries is blaming for possible listeria contamination of some ice cream says the product tested negative for the pathogen before being sent to the Texas-based company. In a statement Thursday, Iowa-based Aspen Hills said the "...
HOUSTON (AP) -- A supplier of cookie dough that Blue Bell Creameries blamed for a possible listeria contamination of some of its ice cream products said Thursday that its product tested negative for the pathogen before it was sent to the Texas-based company. Blue Bell announced...