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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.
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.
Inside Texas Politics Our youngest-ever guest is a gadfly at Dallas City Hall Check out this story on WFAA.com: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/14/inside-texas-politics-9-14-14-atkins/15624479/ Inside Texas Politics host Jason Whitely and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy talk with Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins and David Williams. David is a 13-year-old who some have introduced as the mayor of Dallas in 30 years.
An East Texas couple is hoping to raise awareness of a rarely diagnosed disease after the sudden death of their son last year. Robby Cano, who was a student at Whitehouse High School, died within days of being diagnosed with HLH, or Hemophagocytic Lympohistiocytosis, a rare cancer-like disorder.
Officials in Mineral Wells say if the water level in the lake that serves as the city's main water supply keeps dropping then they only have enough water to last until June. Lake Palo Pinto is 14 percent full and officials are stretching the supply by combining it with Brazos River water.
The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has arrived at its final destination in South Texas, where it will be scrapped. The Saratoga on Friday reached the Esco Marine ship recycling plant in Brownsville.
The race for Texas governor entered a new chapter this week with the release of a memoir from Democratic candidate Wendy Davis that rekindled attention on abortion and led to an ethics complaint from her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott. Abbott, currently the state's attorney general, is accusing Davis of misusing campaign contributions to promote the book called "Forgetting to Be Afraid," in which Davis, a state senator, reveals she had terminated two pregnancies.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:47 am
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