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Job Openings Near 13-Year High
The number of job openings is near the highest level in 13 years, the government said Tuesday.
Power Outage Closes Texas Courthouse
A power outage Tuesday closed down a Texas county courthouse.
School’s Meatless Monday Program Raises Ire Of Texas Official
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples isn’t among the supporters of a school district’s pilot meatless Monday program.
Perry Begins Economic Mission To Japan, China
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was in Tokyo on Monday.
New Texas Math Standards Accelerate Classroom Pace
New Texas math standards mean that some material once covered in higher grades must now be presented to younger students.
Wendy Davis Reveals Abortion In Memoir
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis reveals she had an abortion in her upcoming memoir.
Texas Governor Heads To Japan, China
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is leading a state economic mission next week to Japan and China.
Democrat Wendy Davis Calls For $10 Minimum Wage In Texas
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is calling for a $10-an-hour minimum wage in Texas, but business leaders are critical of the plan.
More Than 76,000 Texas Students Failed STAAR Tests On 3rd Try
More than 76,000 Texas fifth and eighth graders failed the state’s standardized math or reading tests on the third try this summer.
Prosecutors To Present Case Of UT Regent To Grand Jury
Prosecutors plan to ask a grand jury to review the case of an embattled University of Texas System regent.
South Texas Abortion Clinic Set To Reopen
An abortion provider says the Rio Grande Valley will have an abortion clinic for the first time in six months after a federal judge’s ruling Friday.
Perry Won’t Greet Obama; Wants Meeting On Immigration
Texas Gov. Rick Perry won’t be on hand to greet the president when he arrives in Austin Wednesday, but says he does want to meet with him about the immigration crisis.
Pat Green, Clay Walker Headline Texas Inaugural Celebration
Waco’s Pat Green, Clay Walker and the Eli Young Band are among the musicians who will perform during the Texas Inaugural celebration in Austin.
Bush 41 Endorses Perry
Former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara have endorsed Gov. Rick Perry.
Census: Hispanic Businesses Increase In Texas
Texas ranks third nationally in the number of Hispanic-owned businesses.
LBJ’s Daughter Remains Hospitalized
The youngest daughter of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was still in the hospital Monday, but was doing better as doctors treat her for rare autoimmune disorder.
Hotly Contested GOP Race To Be Decided Tuesday
Central Texans head to the poles Tuesday to decide who will attempt to unseat District 17 incumbent Rep. Chet Edwards in the November election.
Students Throughout Texas Back Legalization Of High School Grads
Students throughout the state are rallying Wednesday in support of legislation that would allow high school graduates to join the military or to go on to higher education as a way to become legal immigrants.
Legislators File School Funding Bill
State legislators filed a bill Thursday that could change how school districts statewide receive funding.
Obama Rally Tickets Selling For $200
Tickets given way free for a Barack Obama rally in Texas were selling for as much as $200 online.
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