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MINERAL WELLS, Texas (AP) - Police in North Texas say nine children were hurt when their school bus was rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver. The bus was struck shortly after 7 a.m. Friday while stopped at an intersection in Mineral Wells, about 50 miles west of Fort Worth...
The Houston school district board has given preliminary approval to a policy that would prohibit the use of mascots considered offensive or culturally insensitive. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/18J3n3F ) the policy calls on schools to show respect and sensitivity...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Two former public officials caught up in an El Paso County corruption scandal have received lenient sentences for cooperating with an FBI investigation. Elizabeth Flores, a one-time county commissioner, received five years' probation Friday and was ordered...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Mark Hussey has been named interim president of Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University System regents voted unanimously Saturday to appoint Hussey, who comes from an academic background, to lead the 53,000-student campus. Hussey has been...
WEST, Texas (AP) - Crews have begun tearing down a Central Texas high school that was severely damaged in an April fertilizer plant explosion that claimed 15 lives. The superintendent of the West Independent School District says everything salvageable has been removed from West...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl in a field after she ran away from home. Prosecutors in Fort Worth on Thursday announced the penalty for 36-year-old Miguel Angel Munoz of Arlington. Jurors...
DENTON, Texas (AP) - The University of North Texas board has officially named the president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as its next leader. UNT regents voted unanimously Thursday to hire Dr. Neal Smatresk as the university's next president. He will replace V. Lane...
An El Paso man convicted and condemned for the slaying of an elderly woman almost 30 years ago has won a new punishment trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals agreed Wednesday with a trial judge that Angel Galvan Rivera had poor legal help at his 1986 trial in El Paso...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Governors from several Western states told federal officials on Thursday they are prepared to take on more responsibility for fighting wildfires. During the annual winter meeting of the Western Governors Association on Thursday, state leaders told officials from...