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More than 76,000 Texas students in the fifth and eighth grades — about 1 in 10 pupils — were unable to pass the STAAR math or reading tests on the third try this summer. Most were promoted to the next grade only through a loophole in state law. New results compiled by the Texas...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man who lured girls and women from Mexico into prostitution with false newspaper advertisements for U.S. jobs must serve life in federal prison. Charles Marquez was sentenced Wednesday in El Paso. Prosecutors say the victims from 2007 through early 2012...
Conjoined twins will be separated in a delicate and risky surgical procedure later this year at Texas Children's Hospital. But surgeons anticipate excellent results, and a Texas mom says her hope and faith in a positive outcome continues to grow every day. Elysse Mata from...
Fast food workers in Houston are participating in a national strike to win $15 an hour wages. Workers from McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and other fast food restaurants walked off their jobs as part of the strike early Thursday morning. The campaign, backed by Service...
HOUSTON (AP) - A security guard at a Houston strip mall has fatally shot a trespassing suspect who also allegedly attacked a police officer in the after-hours incident. Houston police say the suspect died Wednesday at a hospital. His name wasn't immediately released. Police were...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A woman from Mexico faces cocaine smuggling charges after an officer at a Texas border crossing noticed one of her legs appeared larger than the other. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday announced the seizure of more than 7 pounds of...
RUSK, Texas (AP) - Riding the rails in East Texas could be part of a history lesson for some students. The Texas State Railroad has announced reservations are now being accepted for its fall educational school runs. The special train trips happen on three Fridays this month,...
San Antonio police say a man who shot a 6-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl has been arrested after a three-day search. Thirty-nine-year-old Joe Ramos Mercado was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury. Police say he shot...
Gov. Rick Perry is honoring dozens of police officers, firefighters and first responders killed or severely hurt in the line of duty with Star of Texas awards. The awards will be distributed during a ceremony Wednesday at the Texas Capitol. The Star of Texas Award was created to...