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Some State Board of Education members expressed frustration Thursday over controversial history curriculum standards adopted last year but conceded they don't have enough support to redo them. Board member Mavis Knight, D-Dallas, revived discussions Thursday about the social...
The Colorado River provides many things to Central Texas: a place to play, water to drink, and – on Thursday – something for lawmakers to fight over. “It means that we have two State Board of Education members representing our areas,” said State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin. “And...
Should floating homes be banned from the Highland Lakes? The LCRA says, "maybe." Tuesday night was the first of two chances for the public to weigh in. The LCRA put a moratorium on floating homes last October. The moratorium expires on October 31st of this year, but concerns...
In a huge victory for Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Republican lawmakers, the federal budget deal reached Friday includes a provision repealing a 2010 congressional measure that has held up $832 million in federal education aid to Texas. The provision was quietly inserted into the...
A night out for some restaurant patrons turned violent when a man wielding a chain tried to attack patrons in the restaurants parking lot, police said. It happened Saturday night around 10 p.m. outside El Patio in the 2900 block of Guadalupe Street. When police arrived they...
Drivers just won't quit using their cell phones in school zones. Police and the city of Austin say it's a huge big problem, putting children and crossing guards in harms way. On Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. officers set up near Brooke Elementary School in East Austin. As the yellow...