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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two Texas public charter schools are among 16 winners nationwide of federal Race to the Top grants. The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that Harmony Public Schools, a consortium of schools statewide, will receive about $30 million over four...
DALLAS (AP) - Items that belonged to President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford have sold at auction for about $132,000. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said that the late president's golf clubs were the top earner at the Tuesday auction of about 50 items. The clubs - in a...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The lead investigator in the February slaying of an Alaska barista by serial killer Israel Keyes says the Anchorage man also targeted the young woman's boyfriend before changing his mind. Anchorage homicide Detective Monique Doll says Keyes abducted 18-...
NEW YORK (AP) - J.R. Ewing will get a send-off with a proper funeral on "Dallas." TNT begins the second season of its "Dallas" revival next month. The network said Tuesday that it will hold a funeral for Larry Hagman's memorable character at some point in the 15-episode season...
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) - Police in North Texas say a handcuffed theft suspect left alone in the back of a squad car managed to roll down a window, open the door then steal the vehicle. Police arrested 41-year-old Darren Porter on Friday on suspicion of breaking in to an...
HOUSTON (AP) - School and police say a 15-year-old has been taken into custody after a gun he brought to a Houston-area high school discharged accidentally in a classroom. No one was injured. Spring Branch school district spokesman Steve Brunsman says the incident happened about...
ALVIN, Texas (AP) - Investigators near Houston are still interviewing witnesses after a car slammed into a pickup truck being pushed by two young boys, killing both. Clues sought after SE Texas crash leaves 3 dead ALVIN, Texas (AP) - Investigators near Houston are still...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An expert is denying that Texas made its latest standardized test too difficult, saying such exams have always gotten harder but students still tend to improve their scores over time. More than 600 school districts have sued Texas after the Legislature...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Leaders of a Texas Panhandle county have gone to court trying to keep about $9,000 and more than 120 casino-style gaming devices known as eight-liner machines. Potter County authorities allege the confiscated items were used for illegal gambling. Records...