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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

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Texas A&M bonfire collapse: Remembering the fallen

Fifteen years ago, a dozen people were killed and 27 more injured in the Texas A&M bonfire collapse. The tradition was held on campus to represent the student bodies' desire to beat the University of Texas in football.

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

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.