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Dallas courthouse shooter graduated from Leander ISD's Vandegrift High School

DALLAS – A gunman killed by police in a shooting at the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse in Dallas Monday morning was a graduate of Vandegrift High School.

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Gov. Greg Abbott signs $11.6 billion school finance measure into law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law one of lawmakers' biggest achievements this year, a massive overhaul of Texas' long-beleaguered school finance system.

After blocking David Whitley's confirmation, Senate Democrats see bills die on Abbott’s desk

In the final days of the legislative session, with a Senate confirmation looking increasingly unlikely for embattled Secretary of State David Whitley, Gov. Greg Abbott ramped up efforts to …

Texas plumbing board and laws abolished after legislative strife

The state agency that regulates Texas plumbers is set to begin a “wind down” period and is scheduled to be abolished in 2020 after state lawmakers failed to pass legislation Sunday that would …

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Islamic State claims it was behind Sri Lanka bombings

The men who rented the green, four-room bungalow along a quiet lane in a Colombo suburb took pains to avoid their neighbors. They ordered takeout, never went to the local mosque …

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