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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' dramatically shifting demographics will be the focus as the first witness is called in a school finance trial. Demographer Steve Murdock will take the stand Tuesday on behalf of about 600 school districts suing the state over how it funds public...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Rich schools, poor schools and charter schools are all part of the sweeping school finance lawsuit heading to trial Monday in Austin. The trial involves lawsuits filed on behalf of about two-thirds of school districts statewide. While the trial isn't all...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Searchers have found the body of a 51-year-old boat captain a week after his 26-foot cabin cruiser capsized on a North Texas lake. The man's found was found early Sunday morning. Twelve people had been on board when the boat was apparently hit by a wave...
WACO, Texas (AP) - Testimony was set to begin in the capital murder trial of a 23-year-old Waco man accused in the shooting deaths of two people last year. Ricky Cummings faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder. Testimony is...
(Information in the following story is from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com) EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas woman accused of fatally beating her 3-year-old daughter in November 2007 has been sentenced to life without parole plus 35 years in prison. A jury found 30...
The Texas attorney general's office has dropped bigamy charges against imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. Attorney general's spokesman Jerry Strickland said Wednesday that the motion to dismiss charges was filed this week in San Angelo. Prosecutors cited the need for...
New campaign finance reports filed in October show that Texans gave another $5 million to Super PACs, which are allowed to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of political candidates, bringing the overall total up to $83.1 million. We have updated the numbers in...
HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court's top justice says people shouldn't think the high court makes decisions in terms of a liberal or conservative agenda. Chief Justice John Roberts told a crowd Wednesday at Rice University in Houston that with most of the court's work, "you...
HOUSTON (AP) - Rice University is to host the top judge on the nation's highest court. U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts is to speak during an hour-long event Wednesday on the Rice campus in Houston. At the event, "A Conversation with the Chief Justice," Roberts will participate...