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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 04:22 PM CDT

Bill Could Return Power to Texas Board of Ed.

Bill Could Return Power to Texas Board of Ed.

The often-combative Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 04:16 PM CDT

Body Found in Cemetery Plot Before Woman's Burial

Body Found in Cemetery Plot Before Woman's Burial

A Southeast Texas man says he and his family had left a memorial service for his mother and were en route to a cemetery to bury her when he learned an unknown body was found in the family plot.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 04:12 PM CDT

Smuggler Sentenced in Ship Channel Death

Smuggler Sentenced in Ship Channel Death

A convicted human smuggler from Mexico must serve nearly seven years in a U.S. prison over the 2015 death of an immigrant struck by a Coast Guard boat as she tried to reach Texas.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 04:07 PM CDT

Senate Bans Drones Over Stadiums, Jails

Senate Bans Drones Over Stadiums, Jails

Drone flights could soon face new restrictions in America's largest conservative state.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 04:19 PM CDT

Efforts to End 'Lunch Shaming' Move Forward in Texas

Efforts to End 'Lunch Shaming' Move Forward in Texas

A bill to stop "lunch shaming" is dead, but a Dallas representative's fight to help hungry kids continues.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:16 AM CDT

Cattle Thief Faked Kidnapping, Fled to Mexico

Cattle Thief Faked Kidnapping, Fled to Mexico

A convicted Texas cattle thief who faked his own kidnapping and fled to Mexico has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison, officials say.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:48 PM CDT

Texas to Study Record Maternal Mortality

Texas to Study Record Maternal Mortality

Texas -- where the rate of maternal mortality has spiked in recent years for reasons not fully understood -- is poised to take an initial step toward examining the problem.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:44 PM CDT

Boy Dies After Stepping Into Puddle With Downed Power Line

Boy Dies After Stepping Into Puddle With Downed Power Line

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy died from electrocution after stepping into a puddle containing a downed power line during a storm that brought heavy rain, hail and strong winds to Laredo.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:50 PM CDT

Texas' 'Second-Chance' Bill Would Seal Some Criminal Records

Texas' 'Second-Chance' Bill Would Seal Some Criminal Records

The Texas Legislature is moving closer to approving a bipartisan law letting some first-time, low-level offenders seal their criminal records -- keeping them from being made public when doing things like...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:53 PM CDT

More Texas High Schoolers Who Fail Tests Could Graduate

More Texas High Schoolers Who Fail Tests Could Graduate

More Texas high schoolers could soon have a chance to graduate without passing all of the state's mandatory tests.

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