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A decades-long discussion about creating a Class 6A in the University Interscholastic League got a big push on Monday. The UIL's top official said “it's more likely now than ever” that Texas high schools could be split up into six classifications instead of the current five. UIL...
Gov. Rick Perry and his Democratic rival, Bill White, accused each other Monday of lying about or trying to hide their profits in the oil and gas industry, the latest spat in an increasingly nasty race. Perry said White, a former Houston mayor, lied about profiting from his...
BP and the Obama administration offered significantly differing views Sunday on whether the capped Gulf of Mexico oil well will have to be reopened, a contradiction that may be an effort by the oil giant to avoid blame if crude starts spewing again. Pilloried for nearly three...
In what would be a boon for needle-phobes of all ages, researchers have developed a skin patch that vaccinates against the flu and could be available in five years. The patch, which is lined with microscopic needles that dissolve into the skin, could provide a painless...
Hundreds of Texas campuses are expected to receive high marks again this month, thanks to a state rule that counts some students who failed a TAKS test as having passed. The Texas Projection Measure, introduced last year, predicts students' future TAKS scores in a given subject...
Animal rescue officials are scrambling to combat commercial dog-breeding farms, saying that as surrounding states clamp down on puppy mills, Texas risks becoming a haven for a largely unregulated industry. Police and animal officials have entered barns and sheds around the state...
THE CLAIM: "We have more kids take the SAT than any other state in the nation," Republican Gov. Rick Perry told CNBC last week. "A high percentage of our kids take the SAT and we are beginning to really close the math gap with our minority students, who make up a substantial...
Bill White , the former mayor of Houston and now Democratic candidate for governor, has long touted his business experience as a qualification for public office. And indeed, White's resume is packed with successes that account for a net worth of nearly $8 million – not counting...
The first chapter in one of the nation's largest environmental disasters may be coming closer to an end as BP's Gulf of Mexico oil well passed the 48-hour mark Saturday without spilling a drop. Though the laborious task of siphoning up a spill of historical proportions remains...