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Representatives for Texas' 460 independent charter schools asked the State Board of Education on Wednesday to tap into the state's education trust fund and for the first time provide them classrooms and facilities for their students. The charter school operators also expressed...
Four of the nation's largest oil companies said Wednesday they immediately will commit $1 billion to set up a rapid oil spill response system to deal with deep-water blowouts in the Gulf of Mexico. Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips and Shell said the system of...
Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday said he would like to talk with President Barack Obama about securing the state’s border with Mexico when he is in Texas next month. Obama is expected to be in the state on Aug. 9 for Democratic fundraisers. Sources with strong Democratic ties said...
Are you ready for your body scan? Pretty soon, you might not need to be in a doctor's office to hear those words. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday that 28 airports, including San Antonio International, will get full-body scanners capable of...
Clocks in the Super Bowl host committee offices show an even – and daunting – 200 days until the NFL championship comes here for the first time. Six and a half months might seem like plenty of time to someone outside the committee's Turtle Creek headquarters, but for those...
The phone call at home Sunday evening didn't begin with "Hello" or "How are you doing?" Instead, the caller blurted out, "I've had a change of heart. I've seen the light." I instantly recognized the voice, and I knew he was not talking about a sudden religious conversion but for...
Texas’ standards for what schoolchildren should learn in math are “clearly inferior” to recently written national benchmarks, though the state earned high marks for its language arts curriculum, according to a new study. The report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute,...
A five-day operation that targeted foreign-born gang members and their associates has resulted in the arrests of nearly 40 people from the Arlington and Fort Worth area, authorities with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday. The arrests include members of at...
Dangerous and short-tempered subterranean gases have erupted to kill 29 oil drillers since 1979, and despite repeated recommendations aimed at quelling blowouts, years and even decades have passed as accidents continued unabated. The Houston Chronicle reviewed 66 blowouts in the...