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SpaceX one of two companies awarded NASA contracts

NASA announced on Tuesday that it will contract with two private companies, Boeing and SpaceX, to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station beginning in 2017.

Sixth Texas woman to face execution

 

Midland ISD developing "Petroleum Academy"

MIDLAND — As this Permian Basin city continues to thrive amid an oil boom transforming the region, local drilling companies have faced challenges in recruiting workers to come to West Texas.

A&M System launches think tank with eye on state policy

Earlier this month, the Texas A&M University System's board of regents approved the establishment of the cryptically named Area 41 Institute.

Law Enforcement groups come out for gay marriage

Two prominent county sheriffs and a group of law enforcement officers filed a brief in federal court Tuesday in support of gay marriage, saying the state has failed to give gay and lesbian first responders “the equal dignity and respect t

Texas' new Social Studies textbooks under fire

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Texas still tops census list of highest uninsured rates

The rate of Texas residents without health insurance has dropped slightly but continues to outpace every other state, according to early figures r

Sixth Texas woman to face execution

A 38-year-old Arlington woman is scheduled to be executed in Texas on Wednesday for the starvation death of her girlfriend’s son, Davontae Marcel Williams.

Law Enforcement Groups Come Out For Gay Marriage

Two prominent county sheriffs and a group of law enforcement officers filed a brief in federal court Tuesday in support of gay marriage, saying the state has failed to give gay and lesbian first responders “the equal dignity and respect t

Texas' New Social Studies Textbooks Under Fire

Several academics pointed to flaws — including inaccurate descriptions of world religions and out-of-date racial terminology — in proposed social studies textbooks up for adoption by the Texas State Board of Education.

Law Enforcement Groups Come Out For Gay Marriage

Two prominent county sheriffs and a group of law enforcement officers filed a brief in federal court Tuesday in support of gay marriage, saying the state has failed to give gay and lesbian first responders “the equal dignity and respect t

Child Services had contact with family of Texas toddler who was killed

There were signs of suspected abuse of a Texas toddler who was found dead Friday in a shallow grave. Tony Plohetski reports Child Protective Services had received multiple reports on the two year-old boy.

Video: Texas officers catch wrong-way driver with two children in car

A police officer in Texas put himself in danger to protect the public from a wrong-way driver on an interstate highway. The intense situation was all caught on the officer's patrol car dashboard camera.

With Pre-K grant, Texas switches gears on federal cash

In a shift for a state that has shunned other federal education initiatives like Common Core and

Perry touts legacy to toll road group

Calling Texas “the mecca of innovation on transportation infrastructure,” Gov.