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Texas lawmakers want to fix wait times at driver's license offices. Will they agree on a solution?

The Senate Finance Committee came down hard Monday on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s inefficient driver's license offices. “I would personally just say, Steve, fix the damn …

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Lawmakers rely on villainized "Robin Hood" to pay for schools.

For some in the debate over how to fund Texas' schools, "Robin Hood" is decidedly a villain. The program, baked into state education law since 1993, requires the state to take funding from …

Race now deemed not a factor after arrest in killing of a 7-year-old Houston girl

Rewriting the narrative of the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl, authorities in Houston said Sunday that they had arrested an African-American man and that their original description …

Data-sharing at heart of Facebook's latest scandal isn't an anomaly — it's how Facebook does business

Facebook's business model has always been simple: acquire as much personal information from users as possible, then find a way to make money off of it. For more than a decade, it proved to be a …

UT-Austin reaches deal for new $338 million basketball arena

The University of Texas System Board of Regents last Thursday unanimously voted to authorize its flagship university in Austin to arrange for a private group to construct and manage a new $338 …

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National parks may use fees to fund cleanup as shutdown lingers and trash piles up

As the partial federal government shutdown continues, the National Park Service says it will use funds earmarked for future projects to clean up messes like those recently reported at Yosemite and Joshua Tree national parks.

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