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DALLAS (AP) - Early childhood education is to be the topic of the day as Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks to the Dallas Regional Chamber. The top federal education official will appear at a chamber luncheon Tuesday. Also appearing will be Jacqueline Jones, Duncan's deputy...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says planes and boats will spray herbicide to kill giant salvinia on Toledo Bend this week. Spokeswoman Ashley Wethey says aerial spraying on Thursday will concentrate on shallow, treeless backwaters. She...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has appointed his chief of staff to the Texas Supreme Court. Jeffrey Boyd will join the state's highest civil court Dec. 3 and finish a term that expires at the end of 2014. He replaces Dale Wainwright, who resigned Sept. 30 to join Bracewell...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio school district's website has been hacked to protest its policy requiring students to wear microchip-embedded cards tracking their every move. A teenager purportedly working with the hacker group Anonymous claims he took down the Northside school...
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A jury in Bryan listens to opening statements and begins hearing testimony in the case of a convicted killer already serving a life term and now accused in the death of a corrections officer. Forty-five-year-old John Ray Falk Jr. could wind up with a death...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Police say gunfire at a motorcycle clubhouse in East Texas has left two men wounded. Tyler police Sgt. Jason Burton says investigators are trying to identify suspects in the shootings early Monday at the Hyena clubhouse. Burton says both victims have been...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A coyote believed responsible for the recent killings of several pets in a Galveston County neighborhood has been caught. Police tell The Galveston County Daily News the animal has been snagged in a trap set placed by the department's animal control...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A Corpus Christi man who inherited a painting from his mother took it to appraisers with the popular PBS program "Antiques Roadshow" and has learned it's worth up to $1 million. Rue Ferguson says his great-grandparents bought the painting by Mexican...
HOUSTON (AP) - Two people are recovering in a Houston hospital after a pickup truck veered off a Houston freeway and slammed into their apartment building. The driver of the truck says someone in another vehicle was chasing him Friday morning along Interstate 45 and he lost...