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Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Audio: New security measures taking root in Texas schools

It has been one year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Texas lawmakers and school districts are among those who have re-examined security protocols after the shootings.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Narvaiz: I’m ready for an ‘uphill battle’ versus Doggett

In a Facebook post yesterday, former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz said she filed to run for U.S. Congress because it was “unconscionable” to let U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett win a tenth term without opposition.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Buda man campaigns to promote ‘Merry Christmas’ law

Politicians, advocates and even a Santa Claus turned up at the Capitol on Monday to promote a new law that aims to protect Texans' right to wish one another "Merry Christmas."

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Audio: Flood raises concerns over troubled Austin dam

Recent flooding near Lady Bird Lake in Austin has called attention to long-standing mechanical problems at the dam that forms the lake — problems that the city of Austin is aware of but hasn’t found the money...

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The List: Candidates for Hays County public offices 2014

Most Hays County incumbents will waltz unopposed next year, including three district judges, two county commissioners and four justices of the peace. County Judge Bert Cobb and County Clerk Liz Q. Gonzalez will face Democratic Party challengers...

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Updated: She’s back? Narvaiz files to run against Doggett again [PRO]

Four months after saying publicly that she was moving to New Mexico, former San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz is making a second run for the 35th Congressional District represented by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, according to state...

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

‘Underground trespassing’ on Texas Supreme Court’s docket

A case involving the disposal of industrial wastewater pits two interests that are dear to many Texans against each other: oil and gas resources versus private property rights.

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

President invited to dedication of MLK, LBJ sculpture

WITH SLIDESHOW | President Obama and members of the King and Johnson families are among special guests on the invitation list for the unveiling in January of a sculpture honoring civil rights pioneers President Lyndon B. Johnson...

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

On the Devil’s Backbone, ghosts are a constant companion

The old stone tavern is a classic, a 1930s honky-tonk with a jukebox where people share yarns over cigarettes and beers. It is also widely believed to be haunted.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Texas Education Agency delays STAAR’s 15 percent rule

Responding to pressure from lawmakers, parents and school leaders statewide, Education Commissioner Robert Scott announced today that the Texas Education Agency will defer a rule requiring that new student assessments count for 15 percent of students' final...

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