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The U.S. Department of Justice is not objecting to the Texas Education Agency ousting trustees of the El Paso Independent School District amid a testing scandal. The decision was announced Monday by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Texas Education Commissioner...
The Dallas Opera says the French-born conductor Emmanuel Villaume (vee-YOHM') has been appointed its new music director. The announcement was made Tuesday. Villaume is only the third person named to the position in the company's 56-year history. Villaume's career has included...
The government has lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription. And the Food and Drug Administration also says the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters. Those seeking Plan B One-Step previously...
Texas is in first place when it comes to the number of drunk- driving deaths. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1,450 alcohol-related fatalities in the Lone Star state in 2011. Now, a state lawmaker wants to use modern technology to put...
Texas college students who are licensed to carry concealed handguns would be allowed to keep their guns locked in their cars in campus parking lots under a bill advancing in the Legislature. In a 27-4 vote Tuesday, the state Senate approved a bill that would override rules...
A couple accused of forcing their 9-year-old child to live at times in a locked wooden box have been extradited back to South Texas after being apprehended in Nevada. The 49-year-old stepmother of the boy, now 10, bonded out of the Galveston County jail by Tuesday morning. The...
A 25-year-old Odessa woman has been charged with arson in connection with three fires authorities say she set back-to-back on one day. Odessa police say Alison Marie Postelle was arrested Tuesday for setting three fires blocks apart on Sunday. Firefighters were called to a home...
Lawyers for a Houston man accused of capital murder for killing a bystander during a shooting rampage outside a Southeast Texas courthouse have wrapped up their case. Jurors are to begin deciding Tuesday after closing arguments by attorneys whether 42-year-old Bartholomew...
The Texas House has scheduled a vote this week on a bill allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their guns into college classrooms. The bill has been placed on Saturday's House calendar, a significant move on an issue that died without a vote in that chamber two...