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On the surface, the overall district grade for AISD looks pretty good: a B. But breaking things down into individual campuses, the Texas Education Agency has given an F to eight AISD campuses, including Mendez Middle School which, for six straight years, hasn't met the minimum...
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(Credit: Manor ISD) On Thursday, the Texas Education Agency released its 2019 accountability ratings, showing some sizeable gains made on the part of the Manor Independent School District. In 2018, Manor ISD was one of only two districts in the Austin-area to receive a 'D'...
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1. Long Standoff in Philly Ends A gunman who opened fire on police as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering an hourslong standoff, is in police custody. ================================= 2. U.S. Seeks Seiure of Iranian Tanker in...
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The Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees this week approved a contract with Austin-based Vida Clinic to provide access to clinical mental health services in 16 additional campuses across the district. While these campuses have been served by other providers in...
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The head of the Austin NAACP has submitted an emergency filing to the Texas Supreme Court to have the Austin City Council's chosen ballot language overturned for Proposition B, which would allow voters to have the final say on the proposed $1.2-billion expansion of the Austin...
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Official Statement: Additional testing has revealed increasing levels of neurotoxins in algae at a greater number of locations. Samples were taken on Monday, August 12, 2019, at Auditorium Shores, at Red Bud Isle and at Barton Creek. Samples at Barton Creek were taken just below...
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Last year, the City of Georgetown was awarded a $1-million Bloomberg grant to be used for the purchase, storage, and resale of solar energy. Council member Steve Fought said even supporters of the grant agree that now is not the right time to experiment with new forms of energy...
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Bee Cave Middle School is now officially open for business. Given that LTISD's growth has been a steady 4-6-percent each year, spokesman Marco Alvarado said this new campus was very much needed considering the projected 60% increase in student enrollment in less than a decade...
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In the wake of the tragic shooting that left 22 people dead and more than two dozen wounded in El Paso Governor Abbott has formed a Domestic Terrorism Task Force to fight extremism. KLBJ’s Chris Fox has more. The 18-member task force is made up of political leaders, relevant...