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