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Texas’ prison system, to meet state leaders’ demand for immediate budget cuts, will eliminate 555 jobs, most of them administrative and support posts. Officials stressed Wednesday that no prison guards or parole officers will be laid off. Mike Gross of the Texas State Employees...
In a gesture aimed at softening legislators' hearts toward disadvantaged children, the leaders of 74 local nonprofits and clients who use such services unfurled umbrellas at a Tuesday news conference sponsored by the San Antonio Nonprofit Council . The approximately 200 umbrella...
Lance Armstrong is calling this one "Retirement 2.0." Almost a month after finishing 65th in his last competitive race in Australia, and nearly six years removed from the last of an unprecedented seven straight Tour de France titles, the 39-year-old cyclist made clear there is...
Texas universities will almost certainly have fewer black and Hispanic students as a result of large pending budget cuts in the state’s main financial aid program for poor students, endangering a decade’s worth of work by lawmakers and higher education officials to boost...
By Sen. Carlos Uresti The state Senate tackled the controversial issue of eminent domain this week, sending the House a bill that provides strong new protections for Texas property owners. I joined my colleagues in a unanimous vote on SB 18, which prohibits the government or a...
When the U.S. Census Bureau releases its first detailed report on Texas later this week, the numbers will describe the state's surge of young Latinos , its aging Anglo population and the continued exodus of people from West Texas. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan...
Crime victims may be among those who take the deepest cuts as Texas legislators try to eliminate an estimated $27 billion shortfall. Although the budget battle is just beginning, the consequences could be dire for state victim services as legislators scrutinize the $3 billion...
The latest chapter in the feud between Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett over $830 million in federal money for education unfolded Tuesday, when, in his State of the State address, the governor called out a “certain Texas congressman” for singling out Texas “for...
Redistricting doesn't start until next week, but the first lawsuit has already been filed. Attorney Michael Hull of Austin, representing three North Texas voters, sued the state and a bunch of others, alleging that counting undocumented immigrants in political districts has an...