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Texas DPS Foundation names Board of Directors Advisory Committee members

The Texas Department of Public Safety Foundation is pleased to announce the election of the inaugural members of the foundation’s Board of Directors and Advisory Committee.

Consultants get a cut of state incentive deals

When companies seeking tax breaks or financing dangle the prospect of new jobs in front of states like Texas and California, they often aren't the only ones standing to profit from taxpayer-funded competition for economic development. 

Textbook Battles Heat Up as SBOE Approval Nears

A conservative grassroots group formed by a San Antonio man with ties to a national anti-Muslim organization has made a late entry into debate over new social studies textbooks for Texas schools, which are set to gain final approval from the st

Brothers killed in Texas chemical leak

The family and friends of two men killed during a chemical leak at a DuPont facility in La Porte, Texas are mourning the loss of their loved ones.

Halliburton buys Baker Hughes in mega deal

As recently as Friday, merger talks between Halliburton and Baker Hughes weren't going well. But now, we have a deal. Halliburton said Monday it will spend $34.6 billion to acquire Baker Hughes.

Despite State Order, Charter Schools Stay Open

 FARMERS BRANCH — On a recent Wednesday morning, Branch Park Academy looked like any other bustling suburban middle school.

Hegar resigns Senate seat; Dec. 6 special election set

    *Editor's note: This story has been updated to note that the special election to fill Glenn Hegar's Senate seat is set for Dec. 6.

Texas kindergartner kicked?

A Houston, Texas school employee is accused of kicking a kindergartner in the face and leaving him with bruises.

Nebraska hospital prepares for new Ebola patient

A surgeon infected with Ebola will be transported from Sierra Leone to The Nebraska Medical Center for treatment, a U.S. government official familiar with the situation said.

Prison Officials Seek Ways to Recruit, Retain Guards

BEEVILLE — Seventeen soon-to-be corrections officers in blue and gray uniforms listened attentively as Major Robert Lopez explained the importance of their professional appearance and warned them of the corrupting influences they will fac

Russia plans long-range bomber flights over Gulf of Mexico

Russia plans to send long-range bombers to patrol the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, the nation's defense minister said, in what may be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver.

75 and still kicking; The legacy of the Kilgore College Rangerettes

75 years ago an East Texas drill team changed the atmosphere and culture of Kilgore College football games forever.

New Mexico woman wins car after living in it for 19 days

After a man and woman spent 19 days living together in the cramped quarters of a brand new Dodge Dart a winner has been declared.

Appeals Court denies request to rehear Fisher v. UT


Site to Inform Low-Income Women About Health Services

Low-income Texas women seeking services like breast and cervical cancer screenings and mental health treatment now have a reliable place to learn about the steps they need to take, Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek said We