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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...
A local father and son facing criminal charges related to their status as Republic of Texas officials contend they're being illegally persecuted for their politics. Prosecutors say they're merely upholding the laws of the state of Texas. Charles Tiller IV, 41, is accused of...
Marine Lance Cpl. Philip P. Clark and his wife, Ashton, were making big plans for his return from Afghanistan this summer. “We had a lot of plans and wanted kids. He wanted to have a baby as soon as he got home, and we were talking about that,” she said. “He wanted a girl, and...
A Jefferson High School teacher was scheduled to return to the classroom today, more than a week after she was placed on administrative leave following allegations she made racist remarks to students. Senior Augustine Ortiz complained that a May 6 discussion on Arizona's...
The offer of new digs for the governor was not entirely without precedent. And the price was right. “$1 a year,” declared Texas AFL-CIO President Becky Moeller, standing beside a green-and-white mobile home on cinder blocks in the labor group’s parking lot near the Capitol...
Bill White's arsenal of issues against Rick Perry – school dropouts, toll roads, the governor's business subsidy fund, his longevity in office and divisive campaigning and governing – has a familiar ring. Kay Bailey Hutchison used them all in the Republican primary. And lost...
President Barack Obama shuns talk of a "war on drugs." But when he welcomes Mexican President Felipe Calderón to the White House today, that nation's bloody fight with drug cartels – and its implications for U.S. security and immigration policy – will be a top agenda item. The...
Before Deepwater Horizon, the British Petroleum oil rig that’s now 5,000 feet under the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Atlantis Project. When it began production in 2007 at a site about 200 miles south of New Orleans, that BP holding was the world’s deepest oil and natural gas...