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Texas lost hundreds of thousands of jobs last year as it stumbled through the deep national recession . But the state is likely to shine as the nation's economic growth leader over the next decade, according to research and forecasting firm IHS Global Insight . Payroll...
How far would you go to make sure your child is in the school you think is best for their education? It can be a challenge here in Austin for parents. What do you do if you want to get your child into a better school? Some parents we spoke with say there's really no other option...
Donna Dee Floyd had a message she wanted to personally deliver to former President George W. Bush: "Thank you." So she showed up at Borders Books & Music in Dallas' Preston Royal shopping center about 3 a.m. Tuesday, joining a growing line of people waiting to meet Bush and...
Amtrak has a new plan to improve its worst-performing route: Make the Sunset Limited, which rolls through San Antonio, a daily service. The plan was announced as part of Amtrak's response to the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, which requires the federally...
There are more Americans with residential broadband access these days. But the nation still faces a serious racial gap when it comes to who is able to get online at high speed. A look at Census data by the Commerce Department finds that overall, the number of U.S. households...
Few measures give a better sense of where the political winds are blowing in Texas than the straight party votes. In the five largest counties, 62 percent of voters cast straight party ballots, the highest level in at least a decade, according to figures from the county's...
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About 99 percent of teachers in the Houston school district receive satisfactory job evaluations, with their students' academic success barely playing a factor. That's likely to change next year. Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier and the school board are developing a new...
Local courts for years have ignored a state law requiring judges to appoint lawyers for poor defendants using a rotating list of attorneys. They instead have used erratic methods that funneled a large percentage of cases and taxpayer money to a small percentage of lawyers...