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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...
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...
Some State Board of Education members expressed frustration Thursday over controversial history curriculum standards adopted last year but conceded they don't have enough support to redo them. Board member Mavis Knight, D-Dallas, revived discussions Thursday about the social...
The Colorado River provides many things to Central Texas: a place to play, water to drink, and – on Thursday – something for lawmakers to fight over. “It means that we have two State Board of Education members representing our areas,” said State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin. “And...
Should floating homes be banned from the Highland Lakes? The LCRA says, "maybe." Tuesday night was the first of two chances for the public to weigh in. The LCRA put a moratorium on floating homes last October. The moratorium expires on October 31st of this year, but concerns...
In a huge victory for Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Republican lawmakers, the federal budget deal reached Friday includes a provision repealing a 2010 congressional measure that has held up $832 million in federal education aid to Texas. The provision was quietly inserted into the...