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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...
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...
State Reps. Joe Driver and Linda Harper-Brown overcame ethics questions and sailed to re-election last week, as the Dallas County Republican incumbents easily held off Democratic challengers. But does that mean Driver's double-billing travel reimbursements from the state and his...
Your attention is expensive. Gov. Rick Perry ’s campaign spent $14.58 for every vote he received in the general election. Democrat Bill White spent $11.76. And those were the efficient contests. Carol Kent , a freshman Democrat who unsuccessfully defended her north Dallas seat...
After gaining 22 seats in the Texas House of Representatives, Republicans could cut up to $25 million from state social services, a panel of political journalists agreed on Thursday. Reporters and editors from The Dallas Morning News, Texas Monthly, Texas Tribune and Quorum...