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The State of Texas and Gov.Rick Perry are the focus of an ad campaign by a small Southern California city that warns residents that the Lone Star State is trying to steal its jobs. Vernon is a tiny suburb of Los Angeles, barely five-square miles with a population of 112. Despite...
The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services said today that the personal data of about 4,900 current and former state employees may have been exposed in a security breach. Officials received word of a possible breach on Thursday afternoon and notified both the Health...
Expect the Texas House to revisit old battles over school finance — and open a new one, for the lower chamber at least, over pre-kindergarten accountability — when it takes up Senate Bill 1 today on the floor. Among the swarm of amendments offered to the fiscal matters bill will...
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Legislation allowing school districts to reduce teacher pay and furlough them — to help absorb big budget cuts — sailed through the Texas Senate on Monday with a straight party-line vote. Lawmakers are working to cut $4 billion from the state's 1,040 public school districts...
Customs officials say agents have seized more than 16 tons of drugs with an estimated value of about $26 million in the past week. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that two of the largest seizures came Monday at a checkpoint in Falfurrias, about 160 miles south of...