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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 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...
Authorities say four people were seriously injured when their small plane crashed into a North Texas home. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says a Beechcraft B35 aircraft smashed the house's roof Sunday afternoon, and then landed in the yard of a residential home in Gordonville,...
A state Senate subcommittee on border security will hear a plan to scrap a law that grants in-state public university tuition to the children of some people in the United States illegally. Texas Democrats and Hispanic advocacy groups champion the law, while top Republicans have...
The Austin American-Statesman was named the Newspaper of the Year while The Dallas Morning News was named the best online newspaper among the state's largest dailies at the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors' annual meeting over the weekend. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal...