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The European Parliament has decorated former U.S. President George H.W. Bush as part of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bush was in office when the wall was toppled in 1989. On Monday, he became the first American to receive the Robert Schuman...
It took the Duncanville School Board of Trustees less than 20 minutes to make the decision to fire teacher Vinita Hegwood for a controversial tweet she sent out a week ago. The board voted unanimously during a special meeting Friday morning. The English teacher has been out of...
A south Texas mother is searching for justice for her three children murdered in Mexico. She understands the anger and grief that has led to mass demonstrations after the massacre of 43 students. Raquel Alvarado identifies with the parents of the students who disappeared in the...
In Houston's East End, Lieutenant Moises Davila's beat is bigger than burglars and break-ins. He's patrolling his community's future—one door knock at a time. "Try to get them into class," Lt. Davila told one parent. "They're skipping a lot of school," he said. But the truancy...
Police say they've got a man in custody suspected of terrorizing riders aboard a San Antonio transit bus before shooting one man dead. Officer Douglas Greene says a pair of tips, one anonymous and one through Crime Stoppers, led police to the 21-year-old man at an apartment in...
University professors and activists are urging two major publishers of social studies textbooks being considered for adoption in Texas classrooms to bolster climate change lessons to reflect the influence of human activity. The advocates say there's virtually no debate among...
If Ted Cruz isn't running for president, his closest friends are setting up a super PAC for nothing. The 'Stand for Principle' PAC filed papers with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, and the organization's founder says it will be the go-to financial behemoth supporting...
Texas lawmakers will consider phasing out the franchise tax on businesses, allowing Texans to openly carry sidearms and requiring drug testing for welfare recipients when the Legislature convenes for its 84th session in January. Legislators began front-loading priority issues on...
Attorneys representing the family of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan said Tuesday they have reached a "resolution" with the Dallas hospital that treated him before he died on October 8. According to a news release issued on behalf of the Law offices of Miller Weisbrod, LLC,...