A backlash against this year’s STAAR exams escalated Monday when a group of parents sued the state in an attempt to keep schools from using 2016 test scores to rate students — including deciding whether students should advance to the next grade or attend summer school.
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HOUSTON — The two African-American women arrived separately at Stanley Drug Co., both searching for guidance.
When police arrived at the yellow brick house in Garland, Texas, on the afternoon of Aug. 17, 2010, they found Alan Nevil lying near death in a neighbor’s yard. He had been shot five times. One bullet was lodged in his throat. His wife, Darlene, was found dead inside: shot in the back and the head.
A Christian pastor in the nation’s third-most-populous county tried to stop a Muslim man from serving in the local Republican Party because of his religion.
A Dallas oil family is going back to the drawing board after determining it can’t go forward with its current plan for buying Oncor, the state’s largest electric utility, an attorney for the group told the Texas Public Utility Commission in a Wednesday filing.
AUSTIN — Texas Child Protective Services is trying to solve its caseworker turnover problem by reducing the education level required to apply for the job.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose efforts to bar Syrian refugees from Texas have foundered, said Tuesday that state officials could impose additional security checks on refugees settling in the state.
Twenty-four-year-old Jubal Alexander had been living in his pickup truck, parked under a farm-to-market road in southeast Texas, according to local news reports.
An Austin, Texas, pastor who accused Whole Foods Market of writing a homophobic slur on a cake admits that his claim was a hoax.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling upholding the state’s public school funding system as constitutional, while also urging state lawmakers to implement “transformational, top-to-bottom reforms that amount to more than Band-Aid on top of Band-Aid.”