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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.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:45 PM CDT

Texas Bathroom Bill Could Expose Secrets of Transgender Kids

Texas Bathroom Bill Could Expose Secrets of Transgender Kids

Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 08:47 AM CDT

Houston Training Programs Target Construction Workers

Houston Training Programs Target Construction Workers

While local community colleges Houston, San Jacinto and Lone Star help prepare students entering the trades, C3 tries to rally contractors to work with the existing labor pool and make the industry more...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 05:49 AM CDT

Therapy Dog in Odessa Helps Children Relax, Read, Learn

Therapy Dog in Odessa Helps Children Relax, Read, Learn

A therapy dog named Clementine gives Burleson students a non-judgmental way to practice their reading skills through the Tail Waggin' Tutors program.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 09:06 PM CDT

Texas House Approves Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

Texas House Approves Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

The Texas House has approved safety standards for self-driving cars, hoping to better regulate technology that's already been tested on the streets of the state capital.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 08:58 PM CDT

Texas House OKs Counseling Grand Jury in Upsetting Cases

Texas House OKs Counseling Grand Jury in Upsetting Cases

The Texas House has approved offering up to 10 hours of psychological counseling for members of grand juries who are exposed to graphic or upsetting testimony, images and other materials as part of cases they...

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 08:51 PM CDT

House OKs Property Tax Limits Amid Special Session Flap

House OKs Property Tax Limits Amid Special Session Flap

The Texas House has advanced a contentious property tax bill, one of two proposals that the head of the Texas Senate threatened could spark a special legislative session if they fail to pass.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 08:39 PM CDT

Texas Legislature OKs Eliminating Straight-Ticket Voting

Texas Legislature OKs Eliminating Straight-Ticket Voting

The Texas Legislature has approved eliminating straight-ticket voting beginning in September 2020.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 06:30 PM CDT

Callers Threaten Texas Lawmaker Who Seeks Trump Impeachment

Callers Threaten Texas Lawmaker Who Seeks Trump Impeachment

A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he's been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 01:49 PM CDT

Texas House Revives Previously Stalled 'Lunch Shaming' Ban

Texas House Revives Previously Stalled 'Lunch Shaming' Ban

The Texas House has revived a much-watched bill to keep schools from stigmatizing children while trying to collect parents' lunch debts.

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Two Japanese Melons Sell For About $13,500

Two Japanese Melons Sell For About $13,500

A pair of Japanese Yubari cantaloupe melons were sold for about $13,500 at the first auction of the harvest season in Sapporo. The Yubari melons are known for their perfect proportions and are often given as...

Airborne Jeep Slams Into Occupied Home

Airborne Jeep Slams Into Occupied Home

A Jeep flew into the side of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, duplex Thursday morning, to the disbelief of a tenant who was sleeping inside. 

Girl Snatched Off Pier by Sea Lion Treated for 'Seal Finger'

Girl Snatched Off Pier by Sea Lion Treated for 'Seal Finger'

The family of the Canadian girl who was snatched off a pier by a sea lion last weekend is speaking out for the first time, announcing that she is being for a related infection known as “seal finger,” NBC News...

New 'Soundwave' Tattoos Can Talk, Play Music

New 'Soundwave' Tattoos Can Talk, Play Music

What if tattoos could talk? That's what Nate Siggard, CEO and founder of Skin Motion, is trying to do with his soundwave tattoo app. It works like this: users can upload sounds and voices to the app, creating...

Couple Uses McDonald's Nugget to Catch Record Bass

Couple Uses McDonald's Nugget to Catch Record Bass

A couple recently caught a largemouth bass weighing 10.802 pounds at Highview Marina in Ennis County using a McDonald's chicken nugget and a fishing rod. The fish, measuring 24.5 inches long, was released...

Shocking Video Shows Sea Lion Snatch Girl From Pier

Shocking Video Shows Sea Lion Snatch Girl From Pier

A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast. It happened Saturday in Richmond, a Vancouver suburb. University student...

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