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One of the federal agencies Rick Perry managed to remember during Wednesday's GOP debate is the U.S. Department of Education. He says he wants to close it. But what exactly would that mean? http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/public-education/what-would-it-mean-abolish-...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) _ A Texas family law judge seen beating his older daughter in a video she posted on YouTube is having visits with his younger daughter limited. The limits on Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams include an order not to take his 10-year-old daughter...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Two Oklahoma-based American Indian tribes have amended a federal lawsuit that seeks an injunction barring the state from transporting water from southeastern Oklahoma to North Texas. The Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes filed the amended petition in U.S...
Houston school and health officials are still trying to determine why 22 members of the Austin High drill team and band became ill during a football game last weekend. The public school system issued a statement Friday that said city health inspectors and a private firm have...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) _ Authorities have arrested a 58-year-old former South Texas pastor after he was accused of sexually assaulting three siblings two years ago at his church. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Jose Herrera has been charged with three counts of...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Penn State's trip to the Alamo Bowl in 1999 has attracted the interest of Texas authorities amid allegations of child sex abuse involving a former assistant coach. San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides said Thursday his department is "looking into the...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) _ Federal officials in West Texas are demonstrating a pilot program that aims to shorten the time it takes to cross into the U.S. from Mexico. It allows U.S. citizens and people who frequently cross the border to apply for a radio frequency card that lets...
A report ripping the new social studies standards for schoolchildren offers recommendations for how teachers can best skirt its shortcomings — although a state agency responsible for the group that produced the study disavows it. The controversial curriculum standards approved...
HOUSTON (AP) _ An FBI operative testifying in the trial of a Texas man accused of trying to sneak out of the country with restricted U.S. military documents, money and equipment in order to join al-Qaida used a mask and a partition to hide his identity in court. Mohammed al-...