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More than half of Texas public school students are in districts that don't require teachers to be certified, according to state officials, due to a recent law giving schools more freedom on … more
"Costly and unsustainable:" After spending $75 million, a troubled UT System technology institute shuts its doors February 7, 2018 After spending $75 million and struggling to create a signature … more
A U.S. Department of Labor proposal that could change how workers in Texas and the rest of the nation receive tips is facing greater scrutiny after a report revealed the department withheld an … more
In the wake of a scathing federal report last month blasting Texas for excluding thousands of students from special education, a wave of accusations has rolled through the state's education … more
The Texas economy is growing healthily, but that doesn’t mean state budget writers will have more money at their disposal next year, state officials said Tuesday … more
The federal government can't enforce in Texas a rule limiting the use of criminal background checks in hiring, a federal judge in Lubbock ruled Thursday. As part of a years-long legal quest to … more
The White House plans to withdraw its controversial nominee to head the Council on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, according to two administration officials briefed on the matter … more
The government’s seemingly sluggish response to Hurricane Harvey has been a headache for Land Commissioner George P. Bush, whose office plays a major role in getting Texans back into damaged … more
The state of Texas plans to install air conditioning in a notoriously hot prison after reaching a settlement with inmates in a federal class action lawsuit, an attorney for the inmates said … more
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission won’t fight an auditor coming through their doors — in fact, they welcome it. That’s what Charles Smith, executive commissioner … more
The two big political parties are often presented as equals, each in position at any given time to prevail in an election … more
The North American Free Trade Agreement is an important accord for the region — but it's also due for an update, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday during a speech at the … more
The Texas Association of Business, the state’s de facto chamber of commerce, hasn’t been reluctant to talk about its opposition to last year’s “bathroom bill” that … more
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, acknowledged last Saturday that Republicans will need to fight to sell their tax overhaul that was recently signed into law by President … more
Nearly a week after prominent USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to prison for the sexual assault of several female gymnasts, Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate … more
The kickback scheme was allegedly hashed out over weeknight drinks at a steakhouse in McAllen. Amid surf and turf and expensive scotch, a Hidalgo County official said he would meet with … more
The state of our state is strong, Gov. Greg Abbott pledged in a report released Monday. The 42-page “Report to the People of Texas,” which highlights the status of … more
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, easily outraised U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz over the last three months in his campaign to unseat the Texas Republican, raking in over $2.4 million to Cruz's $1.9 … more
Texans have one week left to register to vote in time for the 2018 primaries By Rishika Dugyala January 29, 2018 Texas will host the first statewide primaries of 2018 on March 6 and, with the … more
The State Republican Executive Committee voted to censure Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, on Saturday, dinging the outgoing state leader for standing in the way of the party leadership … more
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