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Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 01:32 PM CDT

Texas Per-Pupil Funding Falls Farther Below National Average

Texas Per-Pupil Funding Falls Farther Below National Average

Texas ranks 36th in the United States in classroom spending, $2,555 less per student than the national average.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:28 AM CDT

UT Stabbing Suspect Says He Carried Knife for Protection

UT Stabbing Suspect Says He Carried Knife for Protection

The UT stabbing suspect said he decided to carry a knife on campus because his friends were carrying guns.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:11 AM CDT

Global Sales of Luxury Homes Cooled in 2016

Global Sales of Luxury Homes Cooled in 2016

The worldwide sale of luxury homes is slowing down, even though more homes worth over $100 million sold last year than ever before.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:42 AM CDT

Band of Brothers: 3 Siblings Graduating from West Point

Band of Brothers: 3 Siblings Graduating from West Point

Three brothers from Nederland, Texas will graduate from West Point on May 27.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 09:50 AM CDT

Parents of Texas Stabbing Suspect Apologize to Victims

Parents of Texas Stabbing Suspect Apologize to Victims

The parents of a young man suspected of stabbing four students at the University of Texas apologize for his actions and say his behavior turned erratic following a car crash weeks before the Austin campus...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:47 AM CDT

UT Stabbing Suspect Recounts Attack, 'Had a Dream'

UT Stabbing Suspect Recounts Attack, 'Had a Dream'

The man charged with murdering a local student and wounding several others in a stabbing attack at the University of Texas told KPRC-TV he has no memory of the incident, describing it as a dream.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 06:37 PM CDT

Texas' 'Sanctuary Cities' Law to Protect Texans: AG Paxton

Texas' 'Sanctuary Cities' Law to Protect Texans: AG Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton talks about the Sanctuary Cities law with NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 02:52 PM CDT

Texas, Kansas Lead Nation in Abortion Restrictions: Report

Texas, Kansas Lead Nation in Abortion Restrictions: Report

A research group that supports abortion rights says more than half of women of reproductive age live in states with unneeded restrictions on abortion facilities.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 04:04 PM CDT

ACLU Warns Texas Travelers about 'Sanctuary City' Law

ACLU Warns Texas Travelers about 'Sanctuary City' Law

The American Civil Liberties Union has issued a warning about traveling to Texas because of the state's new law banning so-called sanctuary cities.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 06:30 AM CDT

Texas Adoption Bill OK's Rejection of Non-Christian Parents

Texas Adoption Bill OK's Rejection of Non-Christian Parents

State-funded adoption agencies backing Texas legislation that would sanction the rejection of prospective parents on religious grounds want legal cover in case of potential lawsuits.

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