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State senators are debating a contentious plan to repeal a Texas law granting in-state public university tuition to the children of some people in the United States illegally. Democrats and Hispanic groups champion the law, while Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature...
State lawmakers will get their first look at a $3 billion plan to fix the troubled way Texas pays for public schools without waiting for the conclusion of a multiyear court battle. The House's schools guru, Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, plans to provide details at a Tuesday afternoon...
A man already jailed in the kidnapping and assault of a College Station convenience store clerk last month has been served with a warrant for murder following the victim's death. College Station police said Monday that a warrant adding the charge of murder had been served for 36...
State lawmakers will get their first look at a $3 billion plan to fix the troubled way Texas pays for public schools without waiting for the conclusion of a multiyear court battle. The House's schools guru, Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, plans to provide details at a Tuesday afternoon...
Texas , like many other conservative states, has strived to make it difficult for women to have abortions. Recent state laws have forced dozens of clinics to close and left some regions without a place for women to go. But Texas has one option that makes abortions relatively...
The next couple weeks in the Legislature should provide the answer. Lawmakers in Indiana scrambled to clarify that state's law amid complaints it could be used to promote discrimination against gay people. The Arkansas Legislature approved a similar measure, but backlash from...
A preservation group says old Texas dance halls that for years served as important social centers in rural areas of the state are decaying and closing, with comparatively few still operating. Patrick Sparks with Texas Dance Hall Preservation says the halls are culturally...
Happy 50th birthday to the Houston Astrodome. The "Eighth Wonder of the World" will reach a half-century since its opening this week, standing in limbo empty years after its baseball and football tenants moved to newer homes. City officials haven't decided whether to tear it...
A portion of Interstate 35 south of Waco was closed for about two hours as authorities negotiated with a veteran who threatened to harm himself. Officials closed the interstate and access roads near the small town of Lorena on Saturday morning until the man surrendered. Lorena...