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Classrooms are becoming a lot like game shows. There are no strobe lights or studio audiences, but more and more students are using hand-held devices to "click in" with their answers to questions flashing on big screens. Students seem to love the clickers, formally called "...
Leaders of an interfaith group that includes Christians, Jews and Muslims urged the State Board of Education on Monday to abandon what they called an "inflammatory" resolution that purportedly documents an anti-Christian, pro-Islamic bias in world history textbooks. The...
American taxpayers have thrown $4.6 billion into emergency projects across Texas over the past 19 months to salvage the Lone Star State economy — creating or saving 47,704 jobs as of July, a review of federal records shows. Amid the nation's worst downturn since the Great...
During Sunday's football game at Cowboys Stadium, regional public safety officials huddled for the first time to test communication and information sharing technology they will rely on during Super Bowl XLV. With less than five months until the Feb. 6 game, the Dallas Cowboys'...
Texas faces an unprecedented budget deficit estimated at $21 billion, faltering health care and public education systems, and demands for new energy sources and transportation funding. For nearly a decade, Rick Perry — the longest-serving governor in Lone Star history — has been...
The end of Spc. Armando G. Aguilar's life was ironic, and tragic, after a year of searching for hidden bombs in Iraq with Fort Hood's 87th Sapper Company. A man often on the highway at home and in Iraq, he had driven the last 10 miles or so of his life last month when he again...
More than 2,000 small North Texas nonprofits are in danger of losing their tax-exempt status because the Internal Revenue Service says they have not filed annual returns in three years. The IRS has published a list of 23,000 nonprofits statewide that have not filed the forms –...
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano again rebuffed Texas Gov. Rick Perry's call for more U.S.-paid National Guard troops along the Texas-Mexico border, insisting Friday that current deployments are enough and the governor can call up troops anytime — at his own expense...
Washington being Washington, yesterday's reality isn't necessarily today's. That's how supporters of the federal DREAM Act suddenly find themselves riding a wave of forward momentum after two significant shifts in the political winds. In one, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...