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Texas Education Agency officials say revamped efforts and nearly $20 million in improvements should help avoid glitches as standardized testing begins this week. The Dallas Morning News reports the upgrades are meant to avoid online problems with the State of Texas Assessments...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Authorities in Fort Worth say federal immigration agents arrested 26 parolees living in the country illegally as they performed community service. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn tells KXAS-TV his office participated in Sunday morning's...
Shutterstock photo AUSTIN, TX – As the nation recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, survivors of sexual assault in Texas now have access to a vital network of free legal services through the Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) statewide hotline [1-844...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas economy expanded in February with the addition of 6,700 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.9 percent in February, up slightly from 4.8 percent in January. “Texas employers added 222...
(Photo credit: Getty Images) A South Texas school board has approved an estimated $1.2 billion in tax breaks to entice Exxon Mobil Corp. and its Saudi partner to build a $9.3 billion petrochemical plant within its district along the Texas Gulf Coast. The six-member Gregory-...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease to hibernating bats, has been found for the first time in Texas. The fungus has been detected in samples taken from three bat species in six West Texas counties - Childress, Collingsworth,...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) A voucher plan offering families public money to send their children to private and religious schools is headed to the full Texas Senate. Sen. Larry Taylor's bill would create state-subsidized education saving accounts for parents while offering tax...
(Photo credit: Getty Images) U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is suggesting that the election that gave his alma mater, Texas A&M, its first openly gay student body president was "stolen." Perry was Texas' longest serving governor until leaving office in 2015. He was also an...
(Photo credit: Republican Party of Texas) The Texas Senate's proposed $106.3 billion state budget is now set for a floor vote next week - but it's already being blasted by the Republican head of the House. Adopted Wednesday by the Senate Finance Committee, the budget features no...