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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.

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

U.S. officials troubled by drug lord’s release

The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that the release of Rafael Caro Quintero, a legendary drug boss in Mexico connected to the murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, was “troubling and disappointing” –...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Stabbing, scandal cast cloud over softball season

This spring was supposed to be so much fun for the Texas State softball team. A party before it started ruined everything. It really hasn't been much fun at all, the party or the season.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Video: Texas schools as vulnerable as any, experts say

Founded in 1999 following the Columbine High School shootings, the Texas School Safety Center equips schools with research and training aimed at reducing violence.