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Texas would cut $3 million in state funds for programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and put that money toward abstinence education under a Republican-sponsored measure advanced by the state House. The GOP-controlled House approved the measure 97-47 on...
A Texas Senate panel has approved a bill to decriminalize truancy, advancing it after hearing an endorsement from the state's Supreme Court chief justice. Chief Justice Nathan Hecht said he supports the idea since Texas has "a real problem with keeping kids in school." The...
A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee. The University of Houston said in a statement Tuesday that it was paying McConaughey speaking fees totaling $135,000 plus travel...
Texas would cut $3 million in state funds for programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and put that money toward abstinence education under a Republican-sponsored measure advanced by the state House. The GOP-controlled House approved the measure 97-47 on...
A report says an internal inspection of a U.S. Postal Service facility at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has found almost 3,000 pieces of undelivered mail. KXAS-TV reports the U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General last month issued the report, which said...
A state district judge is to hear pre-trial motions, including one for the prosecutor's recusal, in the case of the man whose murder conviction inspired the dark comedy "Bernie." Besides procedural matters for a retrial of Bernie Tiede, the Tuesday hearing in Carthage will...
The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to rating public schools statewide by letter grades A through F. The proposal passed 20-10 Monday would issue grades based on student standardized test scores. A floor change, however, means the bill won't take effect until the...
North Richland Hills police have arrested a 32-year-old woman who they say lied about being an attorney and collected money for services she never provided. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the woman faces two charges of falsely holding herself out as a lawyer. Investigator...
A grand jury has indicted a former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy on bribery charges. Court records show 39-year-old Michael Lee Serrano of Mercedes is charged with intentionally and knowingly soliciting and agreeing to accept a benefit. Serrano is accused of soliciting sexual...