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  1. Texas House Avoids Voucher Vote in Budget DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    ... the House floor. Herrero's comments came after several senators - including Education Chairman Larry Taylor , R-Friendswood - were seen talking to lawmakers in the chamber. His measure, which would have prohibited the use of state dollars to fund ...

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  2. String of car burglaries outside Friendswood churchRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Click2Houston

    ... NORMAL. AND NEW THIS EVENING, AN UNEXPECTED TARGET. BURGLARS SET THEIR SIGHTS ON CARS PARK OUTSIDE A CHURCH IN FRIENDSWOOD AND THAT HAS PEOPLE VERY CONCERNED. CHANNEL 2'S SAMANTHA PTASHKIN JOINING US LIVE. BURGLARS HIT THIS CHURCH PARKING LOT ...

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  3. Friendswood Police Weekly Activity ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Family Badge

    The officer notified other Friendswood officers who swarmed the area looking for the burglar when the suspect vehicle was seen pulling into the Hut Mobile Home Park located at 110 Woodlawn. Robert Morgan was found with a bloody laceration on his face, dirt and mulch all over his hands and shaking like a leaf.

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  4. Texas senate expected to OK grading schools with A through FRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Star-Telegram.com

    Public schools in Texas would begin receiving grades on an A through F scale that would largely reflect student academic performance on standardized tests under a bill that won preliminary approval in the state Senate Monday. Senate Bill 6, authored by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, would replace the state's current system of rating schools as "exemplary" through "unacceptable" with the letter grade system.

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  5. Senate Passes A-F Grading System for SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MyHighPlains.com

    ... that won preliminary approval in the state Senate on Monday. Senate Bill 6 , authored by Sen. Larry Taylor , R-Friendswood, would replace the state's current system of rating schools as "exemplary" through "unacceptable" with the letter grade ...

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  6. Texas Senate endorses letter grades for schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Dallas Morning News

    ... F would stigmatize campuses and make it more difficult to keep good teachers and improve conditions. Taylor, a Friendswood Republican, said letter grades would give parents a clear picture of how well or how poorly their children's schools are ...

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  7. Texas Senate gives preliminary OK to school-grading billRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chron

    Individual public schools would be graded on their performance - from an A to an F, much like students - under legislation tentatively approved by the Texas Senate on Monday. Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, said his Senate Bill 6 would establish the new system to let parents know how their children's schools performed.

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  8. Senate votes to annually rate all Texas schools with letter gradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Dallas Morning News

    ... campuses and make it more difficult to keep good teachers and improve conditions. Nevertheless, Taylor, R-Friendswood, said letter grades will give parents a clear picture of how good - or bad - their child's school is performing. The new rating ...

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  9. Student Stabbed While Leaving Class At Texas High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | KODA-FM Houston

    ... bumped into the suspect as the two were leaving a classroom Thursday afternoon at Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, about 20 miles southeast of Houston. The boys' names haven't been released. Captain Peter Sifuentes says the suspect is in ...

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  10. Editorial: At an education crossroadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Houston Chronicle

    ... to public schools. In the Senate, Patrick and his voucher cohorts, including state Sen. Larry Taylor , R-Friendswood, have proposed about $1.8 billion less for public education than the House. Patrick also is pushing hard for tax cuts worth about ...

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  11. Student stabbed while leaving class at Friendswood high schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    ... bumped into the suspect as the two were leaving a classroom Thursday afternoon at Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, about 20 miles southeast of Houston. The boys' names haven't been released. Capt. Peter Sifuentes (suh-FWEN'-tays) says the ...

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  12. Student Stabs Classmate At Texas High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | KWTX

    One student was in custody and another was in the hospital Friday after a dispute led to a stabbing at Clear Brook High School in Friendswood. The victim, whose name was not released, was stabbed after a fight between the two students broke out Thursday afternoon in a biology classroom, Clear Creek ISD spokeswoman Elaina Polsen said.

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  13. Patrick defends private school tax credits and vouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Dallas Morning News

    ... they not have the same choice as a rich person in Texas?" The leading bill, authored by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, chairman of the education committee, would create a $100 million private school tuition program to help lower-income students ...

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  14. Student wounded in Clear Brook HS stabbing in FriendswoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Houston Chronicle

    Classes at Clear Brook High School will be in session on Friday, a day after a freshman was stabbed by another student in an altercation on the campus. Authorities said a sophomore attacked the ninth-grader, stabbing him several times shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday in a biology class in the school in the 4600 block of FM 2351 in Friendswood.

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  15. Officials: Student stabbed at Clear Brook High School in FriendswoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Click2Houston

    ... AT 4:00. ONE IS IN THE HOSPITAL, ANOTHER IS IN CUSTODY. Reporter: THE TWO WERE CLASS MATES AT CLEAR BROOK IN FRIENDSWOOD. THAT IS WHERE CHANNEL 2'S JENNIFER BAUER JOINS US LIVE. THIS HAPPENED INSIDE A CLASS ROOM TODAY. INSIDE OF A SCIENCE CLASS ...

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  16. In Senate, Lt. Gov. Patrick defends private school tax credit, voucher billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Dallas Morning News

    ... they not have the same choice as a rich person in Texas." The leading bill, authored by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, chairman of the education committee, would create a $100 million private school tuition program that would let lower-income ...

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  17. Senate panel convenes hearing on private school tax credits, vouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Dallas Morning News

    Legislation to allow private school tax credits and vouchers will be considered by the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, pitting top conservative groups and Republicans against public school advocates and Democrats. The leading bill, authored by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, chairman of the education committee, would create a $100 million private school tuition program that would let lower-income students attend private or religious schools.

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  18. Long Legislative Road for Voucher Bills Starts ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | MyHighPlains.com

    ... organization so students can attend private schools. SB 4 , from Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor , R-Friendswood, combines the two proposals, though it limits those eligible for grants to low-income parents. Private schools would not have ...

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  19. Retired military dog lives with Texas Marine's familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Fresno Bee

    ... Purple Heart for her service, is spending her retirement from the military with the Hoffmans at their home in Friendswood as she waits for their son to return from active duty overseas this summer. Alex Hoffman had been Fenji's third handler for six ...

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  20. YES Prep considers scratching plans to operate schools in Tenn.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Chron

    ... bills to launch an "opportunity school district" here were filed by Senate Education Chairman Larry Taylor , R-Friendswood, and Rep. Harold Dutton , D-Houston. Sen. Royce West , D-Dallas, also has proposed legislation. The idea, which took root in ...

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