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2 hrs ago | KAUZ

Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death a decade ago of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son. Lisa Coleman is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Death Penalty

6 hrs ago | Science Daily

Camera sheds light on mate choice of swordtail fish

We have all seen a peacock show its extravagant, colorful tail feathers in courtship of a peahen. Now, a group of researchers has used a special camera to discover that female northern swordtail fish choose their mates based on a similar display.


Related Topix: Cameras, University of Texas at Austin, Science, Computer Science, Marine Biology, Biology

Tue Sep 16, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Here's a familiar headline: "Fight brews over social studies textbooks." It's that time again, when our fractious State Board of Education reviews and adopts textbooks for our 4.7 million public schoolchildren.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Opinion

WTOP-FM Washington

History books spark new Texas classroom battle

The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation's Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases. The Board of Education will approve new history textbooks for the state's 5-plus million public school students in November.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Alabama Government, Alabama, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Southern Methodist University


Texas secession talks rising thanks to Scottish vote

The upcoming vote to decide whether Scotland should be independent of the United Kingdom has bolstered those campaigning to split the state of Texas from the United States. Texas Nationalist Movement president Daniel Miller, who wants the state's legislature to put the secession question on a statewide ballot, said Scotland's Sept.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


Twelve from Godwin Lewis Earn Spots on Texas Super Lawyers List

"Our firm is home to a great number of truly outstanding attorneys who could have easily joined the 12 of us on this list," says Mr. Godwin, the firm Chairman and CEO. "However, I am very pleased with the range of expertise represented among those honored.


Texas woman killed husband, buried him in front yard

A 63-year-old Texas woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing her husband in 2010 and burying him in the front yard where his body was undiscovered for three years. Just hours before jury selection was to begin in her murder trial, Neola Robinson of Pelican Bay reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in state District Judge Robb Catalano's court.

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Related Topix: Pelican Bay, TX, Ontario (Ontario, CA)

KUT-FM Austin

Texas Schools Get Military Gear Through Federal Program

Austin Police Officer Cory Ehrler monitors the entrance to Ridgetop Elementary School after classes start on the Monday following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Texas school districts dominate the list of those receiving military equipment - including firearms and armored vehicles - through a federal initiative, Signed by 22 state and national organizations, including the Education Law Center, the Legal Aid Justice Center and the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, the letter also asks for a "comprehensive accounting" of school districts taking part in the program that indicates the type of equipment received and its intended use.


Related Topix: Education Etc.


Note, pills found next to body in N. Texas home

Police in a North Texas suburb say they discovered a note and pills next to one of two people found dead in the same home where their 10-year-old son was discovered months earlier. In documents released Monday, Frisco police described what they found in the home of Sumeet and Pallavi Dhawan earlier this month.


Mon Sep 15, 2014


Nearly $3 million in drugs seized in South Texas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $3 million in illegal narcotics during two seizures at international bridges in South Texas. The larger of the two seizures in Laredo happened Saturday when authorities discovered 22 packages containing nearly 54 pounds of cocaine hidden in a Chevy Silverado pickup truck.

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Related Topix: Drugs

KTEN-TV Denison

Texas regents exclude lawmakers from inquiry

University of Texas System regents have rejected attempts by two state lawmakers to monitor all interviews during an independent investigation into school admissions. Reps.


WFAA-TV Dallas

Trial of Texas doctor accused in poisoning begins

A Texas oncologist had a "fatal attraction" to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him, prosecutors said. Trial of Texas doctor accused in poisoning begins A Texas oncologist had a "fatal attraction" to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him, prosecutors said.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Drink, Coffee, Harris County, TX


Texas governor to campaign for Brownback

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in Wichita next week to raise money for Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign. The Wichita Eagle reports Perry is to attend a reception Sept.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Sam Brownback, US Politics, US News

Back to school _ even in Texas immigration prison

In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third and fourth graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. In another, an algebra teacher reminds high school students to always fully distribute both sides of an equation before solving it.


Related Topix: Prison, Education Etc.

Is it Time to Ditch Texas' Key Man Grand Jury System?

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last month for allegedly overstepping his authority, the charges came from a type of grand jury that is not the norm in Austin's criminal courts: one whose members were chosen at random. When Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last month for allegedly overstepping his authority, the charges came from a type of grand jury that is not the norm in Austin's criminal courts: one whose members were chosen at random.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Downtown (San Antonio, TX)

Houston Chronicle

Abbott TV ad pledges to a keep Texas number one in jobsa

Republican gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott is using his latest TV ad for the general election to present himself as the only candidate in the race with a jobs plan that will build on Texas' economic success. The 30-second spot, which the attorney general's campaign released Monday, shows him crossing a three-dimensional map while touting Texas' record of luring businesses from California.


KCBD-TV Lubbock

Texas man in critical condition following fall

Authorities say a college football fan remains in critical condition after falling more than 12 feet from the stands into a field-level suite during the Texas-UCLA game. A John Peter Smith Hospital spokeswoman released the man's condition Sunday and says he is in the intensive care unit.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

2014 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals preview

Race No. 2 in the 2014 NHRA Countdown to the Championship is the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, Thursday through Sunday, September 18th through 21st - but before a winner is crowned for race No.


Related Topix: Ennis, TX

Rangel: Perry's victory proved decisive in West Texas special election

In four years, seven West Texas Republicans running for legislative seats, including two incumbents, have been defeated in the primaries or in a special election - despite having strong support from the party establishment and / or the business community. Arrington had strong business backing and support from influential Republicans, too, because of his seven years at Tech and more than a decade as an adviser to former Governor and President George W. Bush.


Related Topix: West, TX, US News, George Bush, W., Rick Perry, US Governors, Opinion

KTEN-TV Denison

Victim in Texas rape exoneration recalls case

A woman who accidentally misidentified the person who raped her says she remains plagued by guilt in a case that led to major reforms in Texas. Officials in Lubbock this week will unveil a statue to honor Tim Cole, the first person in Texas to be exonerated of a crime after his death.


Related Topix: Texas Tech


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