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How good is your child's teacher? For years, principals answered that question by visiting a classroom, taking down observations and handing the teacher an annual review. Now with millions in federal money aimed at rewarding the nation's best teachers, school districts are...
An interesting race is shaping up for a Central Texas House seat …between the Democratic incumbent and a Republican, a former pro football player. Here’s KLBJ’s Perry Watson with the latest Campaign Preview.
Popular 70s band The Eagles sang fan favorites to close out the 9th annual Austin City Limits music festival. “Some Hotel California,” said Adam Besand. Hotel California is one of the band's best known songs. “I have been a fan for a while," said Michelle Mambou. Festival...
Two years ago, Democrats were riding Barack Obama's “Yes, we can” wave to electoral glory, and Ciro Rodriguez was one of the biggest beneficiaries. The District 23 Congressman, unlike most of his colleagues, is accustomed to clawing for every victory, but in 2008, with the...
Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo achieved its first solo glide flight Sunday, marking another step in the company's eventual plans to fly paying passengers. SpaceShipTwo was carried aloft by its mothership to an altitude of 45,000 feet and released over the...
Nearly a year after a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, the Pentagon is taking new steps to beef up security and surveillance programs at its bases, and will join an FBI intelligence-sharing program aimed at identifying future terror threats, U.S. officials said. The new...
The race for the right to represent the 25th congressional district in Texas pits the incumbent, a lifelong Austinite, against an E-R doctor supported by the Tea Party. With this Campaign Preview, here’s KLBJ’s Perry Watson.
It was a report that sparked frustration, disbelief and confusion in Galveston as the claim rippled across the Internet: One of the nation's "most dangerous neighborhoods" was on the island. And not just on the island, Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski said, but surrounding the city'...
Three new public opinion surveys show Gov. Rick Perry on the cusp of a re-election majority while former Houston Mayor Bill White remains mired with less than 45 percent support. Rice University political scientist Mark Jones said White is stuck at the base Democratic vote...