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File photo The Texas House is rejecting the Senate's effort to scale back a $1.6 billion plan to begin fixing the troubled way the state pays for public schools while tacking a voucher plan onto what's left. The House previously passed a major school finance package increasing...
(Credit: Shutterstock) The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside of a birthday party last weekend. Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a...
Texas is moving closer to making offenses against police officers punishable as hate crimes. The state Senate passed 30-1 on Tuesday a bill adding law enforcement agents to the list of groups targeted by bias or prejudice. Hate crimes against officers would include arson,...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature is tying itself in knots over a transgender "bathroom bill." The state Senate voted 21-10 vote after 1 a.m. Wednesday to attach rules requiring transgender Texans to use public restrooms corresponding to their birth...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) A plan to end what's known as the worst program in Texas dies a week before the legislative session is to end. The Driver Responsibility Program lives for two more years. Texas will keep charging drivers a fee who have been convicted of moving violations...like...
Photo: Shutterstock Mexican Americans in one of the poorest counties in Texas will soon have new culturally tailored tools to better understand the relationship between weight loss and the onset of diabetes. The effort is aimed at dramatically reducing the number of individuals...
(Credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Legislature is moving closer to approving a bipartisan law letting some first-time, low-level offenders seal their criminal records - keeping them from being made public when doing things like applying for jobs. The so-called "second-chance" bill...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Schools in Texas could be forced to reveal the identities of some transgender students under a bill headed for passage in the state Legislature. Some schools have quietly agreed to parents' requests to keep their children's birth genders secret. If adopted...
Llano Co. Sheriff's Office photos Jamie Petronella, 24, of Blanco, was sentenced to 30 in prison for the offense of injury to a child resulting in death for failing to seek medical attention for injuries received by a child that ultimately resulted in death. Petronella entered a...