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As their mission to the International Space Station neared its end, the crew of Atlantis reflected on what has been a smooth and successful flight. Along the way, the astronauts said, they've managed to have some fun. "The main reason we're all having so much fun is that...
Exclusively Sunday in the Houston Chronicle: 60 percent of all high school students nationally require remedial classes -- and the number is even higher in Texas. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/side/7014406.html
Three weeks after nationwide protests showed that many Hispanics oppose Arizona's new immigration law, a local Tea Party group hopes to provide a different perspective. The Burleson Tea Party is hosting a "Keep America Free" town-hall meeting featuring Hispanic speakers who...
Rice University doctoral candidate Laurie Carrillo flew to Washington, D.C., on her own dime to stump for NASA, one of 152 students and other unpaid citizens who have taken up the call to save space agency programs by knocking on the doors of Capitol Hill. “Maybe 20 percent of...
Texas has been unconstitutionally designating some prison inmates sexual criminals without giving them an appropriate hearing, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The ruling could affect as many as 6,900 inmates who have never been convicted of a sex offense although...
Tourists entering the Capitol on Friday — the first day of new security measures — thought metal detectors were a good idea until they found out people with concealed handgun permits aren't required to surrender their firearms at the door. “It's OK. Keep the senators and the...
Social conservatives on the State Board of Education were poised late Thursday night to push for a curriculum standard that would encourage high school students to question the legal doctrine of church-state separation – a sore point for social conservative groups across the...
The Galena Park Independent School District is investigating reports that staff at Normandy Crossing Elementary changed students' answers on the high-stakes TAKS test in April to cheat their way to higher scores. Superintendent Mark Henry said on Thursday that the district has...
Who's discriminated against in America? More people say Hispanics than blacks or women — and it's far from just Hispanics who feel that way. An Associated Press-Univision Poll found that 61 percent of people overall said Hispanics face significant discrimination, compared with...