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The state's top education official has written to school districts, reminding them that using CSCOPE or other curriculum systems requires holding a public meeting. Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams wrote Tuesday that a recently approved law requires districts using...
A federal agency has cited a South Texas waterpark for several worker safety violations and imposed a fine of nearly $100,000 following the death of a lifeguard in March. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday that it found six...
A 19-year-old San Antonio-area man has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of his parents. Bryant Meza (MAY'-zuh) remains in Bexar (BAYR) County Jail in San Antonio suspected in the slayings of Fidel and Eva Meza. The couple's bodies were found early Monday...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Dallas-based medical group has asked the Texas environmental agency to cut air pollution from coal-fired power plants by strengthening rules and requiring equipment upgrades in older facilities. The Dallas County Medical Society filed a petition Wednesday with...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - Police say it appears a man cutting grass at a North Texas golf course drowned when his mower toppled into a pond and pinned him underwater. Plano Fire-Rescue Capt. Peggy Harrell says a lawn maintenance crew that contracts with The Courses at Watters Creek...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Texas man will serve 11 years in prison for his part in a bank robbery in the western North Dakota town of New England. Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Johnner Ward Jr., of Abilene, Texas, was sentenced Monday to four years for bank robbery. After...
DALLAS (AP) - At least 21 cases of the measles have been linked to a North Texas megachurch where an official says they have been trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics. In a recent sermon posted online, senior pastor Terri Pearsons encouraged those who...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A daylong manhunt has led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man suspected in the fatal shooting of his parents. The Bexar (bayr) County Sheriff's Office says the bodies of Fidel and Eva Meza (MAY'-zuh) were found early Monday morning when deputies responded to an...
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge has begun deliberating the fate of a woman accused in the 2010 slaying of a 12-year-old Houston boy. Closing arguments concluded Monday in the capital murder trial of 47-year-old Mona Nelson, who authorities say killed Jonathan Foster and stuffed his badly...