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With conflicting budget estimates, will Texas teachers get the pay raises they anticipated?

When state lawmakers passed their landmark $11.6 billion school finance law in late May, school employees were eager to see how mandatory raises would...

Six heat hacks to stay safe this summer at Texas state parks

Last year, Texas’ temperatures soared to record highs and staff at more than 40 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sites handled 134 incidents relating...

Man behind the voice of Big Tex dies at 72 || Regional news

The man behind the voice of Big Tex is dead at 72. Bill Bragg died Saturday. His cause of death has not yet been released. "He...

U.S. Supreme Court puts census citizenship question on hold

The Supreme Court on Thursday put on hold the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form sent to...

Governor signs bill making stealing packages, mail a felony

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 37, making it a felony to steal mail and packages. The bill, set to take effect Sept....

Texas sees slight increase in child well-being, according to national report

 Texas’ rating with the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2019 Kids Count Data Book has increased its overall child well-being by two points.Now at 41st...

Abbott extends state plumbing board until 2021 after legislature abolished it

Heading off the prospect of anyone in Texas being able to call themselves a plumber, Gov. Greg Abbott extended the Texas State Board of...

Daylight Saving Time continues after bill fails to meet deadline

For those who hoped they would no longer need to change their clocks forward or backward will be upset to find out H.J.R. 117,...

Spots going fast for Awesome Adventure camp near endangered elephants

Spaces are being filled quick at Awesome Adventures, a junior elephant ambassador camp, as sessions 1 and 4 are already filled. Sessions 2 and...

Texas passes bill banning cities from partnering with Planned Parenthood on any services

One of this session’s biggest anti-abortion bills, which would ban state and local governments from partnering with agencies that perform abortions even if they...

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