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The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to rating public schools statewide by letter grades A through F. The proposal passed 20-10 Monday would issue grades based on student standardized test scores. A floor change, however, means the bill won't take effect until the...
North Richland Hills police have arrested a 32-year-old woman who they say lied about being an attorney and collected money for services she never provided. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the woman faces two charges of falsely holding herself out as a lawyer. Investigator...
A grand jury has indicted a former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy on bribery charges. Court records show 39-year-old Michael Lee Serrano of Mercedes is charged with intentionally and knowingly soliciting and agreeing to accept a benefit. Serrano is accused of soliciting sexual...
Authorities say four people were seriously injured when their small plane crashed into a North Texas home. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says a Beechcraft B35 aircraft smashed the house's roof Sunday afternoon, and then landed in the yard of a residential home in Gordonville,...
A state Senate subcommittee on border security will hear a plan to scrap a law that grants in-state public university tuition to the children of some people in the United States illegally. Texas Democrats and Hispanic advocacy groups champion the law, while top Republicans have...
The Austin American-Statesman was named the Newspaper of the Year while The Dallas Morning News was named the best online newspaper among the state's largest dailies at the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors' annual meeting over the weekend. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal...
A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison over the fatal stabbing of his former wife two weeks after their divorce became final. John St. Angelo of Fort Worth was convicted of murder in the 2013 slaying of Suzanne Parsons of Hazlet at her real estate office. Jurors...
Regulators say a truck hauling an oversized load did not have the proper permit when the rig snagged an Interstate 35 bridge beam in a deadly Central Texas wreck. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles reported Friday that the tractor-trailer lacked the proper permit. Special...
The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth month in a row of declines. The Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday that the latest statewide jobless rate compares to 4.4 percent unemployment in January. The nationwide unemployment rate...