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Lawmakers came to Austin in January promising school district leaders they would free them of a costly state mandate: the cap on class sizes in the early grades. The Austin school district banked on that promise and eliminated 177 positions in elementary schools — for a savings...
Underage drinkers seeking medical help in an emergency would receive immunity from minor-in-possession and consumption of alcohol charges under a bill passed Wednesday by the Texas Senate. The measure by Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, seeks to encourage young adults to seek medical...
The controversial $200,000-a-year "special adviser" hired by the University of Texas Board of Regents six weeks ago was terminated Tuesday, the day after he issued a scathing letter accusing university administrators of sabotaging his efforts to increase efficiency and...
Reaction from across the country poured in Tuesday regarding News 8's exclusive interview with President Barack Obama Monday at the White House. The president talked about his deficit reduction plan, no shuttle for Texas and Republicans in the state. One of those who voiced a...
A devastating brush fire over the weekend sparked by a homeless man who was cooking has also sparked much debate about illegal camping in the woods. Close to a dozen homes near the “Y” in Oakhill were destroyed. While everyone agrees there’s no silver bullet solution to the...
One of the driest spells in Texas history has left most of the state in extreme drought, and wildfires in various parts of the state have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land in the past week — an area that together would equal the size of Rhode Island. David and Kris...