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Legislation allowing school districts to reduce teacher pay and furlough them — to help absorb big budget cuts — sailed through the Texas Senate on Monday with a straight party-line vote. Lawmakers are working to cut $4 billion from the state's 1,040 public school districts...
Police arrested a man who attempted to sell $50 dollars worth of drugs to undercover officers outside of a McDonald's restaurant on East Anderson Lane. Joseph Stewart faces charges of possession and delivery of a controlled substance following an undercover operation by Austin...
Five years ago, when the troubled Houston Police Department crime lab resumed DNA testing, more than 4,000 sexual assault kits sat in a property room freezer awaiting testing. Today, much of that evidence — some dating to the 1990s — is still awaiting processing. So far, only...
Customs officials say agents have seized more than 16 tons of drugs with an estimated value of about $26 million in the past week. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that two of the largest seizures came Monday at a checkpoint in Falfurrias, about 160 miles south of...
Wayne Garcia at first didn't pay much attention to the small crack that appeared in the corner of his Missouri City home. But when the fault line continued to grow to include the brick and mortar of the Quail Valley residence, Garcia knew he had a problem. His foundation was...
A Chicago court ordered American Airlines to post and sell flights on Orbitz again Wednesday. Orbitz's majority owner, Travelport Ltd., said Wednesday that the Cook County circuit court decided it had erred in not stopping American from pulling its listings in December. The...
A federal judge in South Texas has banned public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony after the agnostic parents of a senior went to court. The ruling from Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery in San Antonio came as Medina Valley High School in Castroville prepares for...