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TEA Chief circumvents state board charter school veto

TEA Chief circumvents state board charter school veto

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has used his waiver authority to effectively overrule a vote by the State Board of Education to deny an Arizona-based
DRIVE SMART: TxDOT summer driving tips

DRIVE SMART: TxDOT summer driving tips

Summer is here, which means it’s time for summer vacations and road trips. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, people spend more time traveling on the nation’s roadways in the summer months
TX drug dog sniffs out $1.5 million in cocaine

TX drug dog sniffs out $1.5 million in cocaine

A well-trained pup and a traffic stop led the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force to a cocaine discovery worth $1.5 million, Tuesday.
Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in US waters

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in US waters

The Coast Guard spotted five, pursued three and interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel in U.S. waters Tuesday afternoon.
Dallas Narrows List of Facilities for Immigrant Children

Dallas Narrows List of Facilities for Immigrant Children

Children crammed into overcrowded detention centers, crossing the border without their parents — the images are hard to miss and hard to look at.
FBI: Gang members chatted about teen's planned killing on Facebook

FBI: Gang members chatted about teen's planned killing on Facebook

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; when a gang member contracts a hit on someone, the last place you would think the planned killing would be talked about is on Facebook.
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 3, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 3, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Thursday, July 3, 2014: 8:00 am to 9:00 am 7500 Old Jacksonville Hwy. 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 900 S. Beckham. 

1 dead, 1 missing in Lake Conroe boat crash

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; two boats collided at Lake Conroe on Tuesday night, reports say.

Warning siren still broken months after vehicle knocked it out of commission in Tyler

The Outdoor Warning System is a tool cities use to let people know when danger is approaching, but in one part of Tyler, the siren hasn't been working for months, and concerned residents in the area want it fixed.
Weather Talk: Wednesday forecast for July 4th

Weather Talk: Wednesday forecast for July 4th

Rain remains in the forecast on Friday. Here is Wednesday’s edition of “The July Fourth Forecast”…

Doesn't sound like America

Todd Starnes of Fox News reports some troubling news: A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien childr

Can World Cup make soccer stick in the USA?

They watched by the tens, if not hundreds of thousands. In cozy sports bars and cavernous sports stadiums. In living rooms and in public spaces. In front of computer screens and in front of big screens in downtown plazas.
Henderson Co. man convicted of sexually abusing 16-year-old

Henderson Co. man convicted of sexually abusing 16-year-old

Henderson County district attorneys convicted a 36-year-old man last week of engaging in sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl.