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The state's foster care agency since 2008 has required residential treatment centers to document each time restraints are used to subdue troubled and abused children, yet many don't do it diligently and some don't do it at all, records obtained by the Houston Chronicle show. The...
19-year-old Elijah Espinoza was killed on November 14th, when police say he was trying to break into a home. A man inside the home fired five shots through the back door, killing Espinoza. He hasn't been charged. Nelda Cuevas, Espinoza's mother, is looking for answers. Answers...
Driving his mud-spattered Suburban through a wood storage yard, Danny Vines gestures out the window at piles of lopped-off logs and bushy materials. “This is our fuel,” he says. “And it’s a waste product.” Just down the road from the storage yard, Vines' company, Aspen Power, is...
Mimi Coffey wants to scrap Texas' Driver Responsibility Program. If she doesn't accomplish the task first, the Texas Legislature appears poised to do so. The Fort Worth defense attorney has filed a federal lawsuit asserting that the surcharges assessed through the program are...
The state of Texas does not adequately safeguard against executing the innocent, national anti-death penalty experts and defense lawyers are expected to argue this week in an effort to get a Houston judge to renew his declaration that the death penalty is unconstitutional. The...
More Texas teachers stayed put and students saw a slight jump in their test scores at schools where teachers received performance-based pay in the first two years of a $400 million state program, a study indicates. The work by researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University...
The expansion of Bennie Fuelberg's authority at the Pedernales Electric Co-op mirrored its rapid growth in operations during his tenure, which ended in 2008 with his resignation as general manager. He was the 10th employee when he was hired in 1972 at the utility based in...
HOUSTON BUDGET WOES Houston proposes furlough program for city workers HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston is feeling the pinch of the country's economic woes as the mayor of the nation's fourth largest city is asking its workers to take an unpaid day off from their jobs this month in an...
A plan to force a congressional vote to wipe out $4 trillion in federal debt fell just three votes short on Friday. Eleven of 18 lawmakers supported the controversial plan of spending cuts and tax hikes. The only lawmaker from Texas to vote said no. But Republican Congressman,...