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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Texas loses bid for federal pre-K funding

The state will not receive a share of $250 million in federal funding marked to help states expand preschool programs, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Perry backs changes to student testing requirements

Gov. Rick Perry has added his voice to the growing chorus of state leaders who support revamping the state's newly implemented student assessment system.

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Q&A Michael Williams on guns in schools

In an Texas Tribune event this week, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams says he supports school districts’ right to authorize licensed concealed handguns on primary and secondary campuses.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Bobby Knight to headline Roger Williams fundraiser in Dripping Springs

Legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight is headlining a fundraiser for congressional candidate Roger Williams next week in Dripping Springs.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Williams releases tax returns, urges 11 foes to do the same

Federal income tax returns aren't even due to the IRS yet, but Republican Michael Williams, a candidate for his party's nomination in Congressional District 25, has posted his 2011 returns online and called on his primary opponents...

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

It’s Williams vs. Williams in CD-25

Former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams will join the Republican primary for a congressional seat that stretches 200 miles from the southern edge of Tarrant County to western Hays County.

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Updated: Ames Jones to challenge Wentworth

Elizabeth Ames Jones, who left the Legislature for a spot on the Texas Railroad Commission, will reportedly get out of the U.S. Senate race to run instead for the Texas Senate against incumbent Jeff Wentworth, a San...

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Michael Williams to seek Hays County congressional seat

Michael Williams, who jumped from the U.S. Senate race to the congressional race in the new CD-33 in North Texas, says he'll jump again: He's running for Congress in CD-25, a district that stretches from Tarrant County...

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

EPA tussle with Texas regulators spreads to gas wells

The tussle between Texas and federal environmental regulators is heating up in yet another arena: natural gas drilling.