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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 "...
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...
U.S. marshals from the service's Western District of Texas are taking part in a nationwide effort to track down the country's most dangerous sex offenders, authorities said Friday. Operation Guardian is targeting five of the most dangerous sex offenders in each one of the nation...
Texas authorities said 18 people were injured after a charter bus from Dallas to Oklahoma City struck a highway barrier. The Texas Department of Public safety said in a release that the bus crashed early Saturday near Sanger, which is about 50 miles north of Fort Worth. The bus...