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Statewide News

Texas approves new Social Studies texts — with changes

After adopting hundreds of pages in last minute updates and corrections, the Texas State Board of Education approved new social studies textbooks Friday.

Expansion of Katie's Law in NM leads to increase in DNA case matches

The State of New Mexico expanded Katie's Law in 2011, which has led to the arrest of hundreds of suspects in DNA-linked cases across the state, according to Governor Susana Martinez.

Publisher pulls textbook from SBOE consideration

  A major publisher has decided to withdraw a social studies textbook under consideration for approval in Texas amid ongoing controversy over last-minute content changes.

New Mexico Spaceport in jeopardy?

New Mexico's Spaceport America project is struggling for money and survival in the aftermath of the Virgin Galactic rocket crash in California's Mojave Desert last month.

Obama immigration plan could affect thousands in Texas

  *Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Obama Immigration Plan Could Affect Thousands in Texas

President Obama on Thursday made good on his promise and said he will use his executive authority to grant millions of undocumented immigrants a work permit and a reprieve from deportation proceedings.

DuPont Tragedy One of Many Toxic Gas Releases

A Saturday morning tragedy introduced Texans to an invisible killer.

EPA Power Plan Would Save Texas Water

As state regulators fret about how President Obama’s effort to combat climate change would affect the Texas power grid, a new study says the rules would be simpler to adopt than those regulators suggest – and that it would save the

Families say goodbye as Iron Knights deploy for West Africa

It was mixed emotions for Lt. Col. Whitney Gardner, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment. 

Obama to announce immigration executive action in prime time address Thursday

President Barack Obama will unveil his long-awaited immigration plan Thursday evening, changing rules governing deportations that could affect millions of undocumented immigrants and setting off an explosive battle with Republicans.

Dismay rises as border agent hiring bogs down

 

Common Core Stymies Vote On New Textbooks

After an afternoon spent wrangling over the proper definition of jihad and the influence of Moses on the Founding Fathers, it was Common Core that ultimately derailed the State Board of Education’s initial vote on giving a stamp of approv

Border surge to continue through next August

Hundreds of National Guard troops and other law enforcement officers will remain at the the border longer than expected.

Judge rules he won't dismiss Rick Perry case over paperwork technicality

A state district judge in Texas has denied a defense motion to have two felony charges dismissed against outgoing Gov. Rick Perry.

Billboard takes aim at UTSA graduation rates

    *Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.