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2013-2014 AP exam, SAT participation rates for Texas public school students increase

2013-2014 AP exam, SAT participation rates for Texas public school students increase

Data released Tuesday by the College Board shows that 2013-2014 participation rates for Advanced Placement (AP) exams and SAT for students enrolled in Texas public schools once again increased over the previous school year.
Chandler Parsons: Weird feeling to play against Rockets

Chandler Parsons: Weird feeling to play against Rockets

Chandler Parsons did not try to pretend Tuesday’s preseason opener between the Mavericks (his new team) and the Rockets (his former team) would be the usual “just another game.”
Tony Romo tip toes around ripping fans

Tony Romo tip toes around ripping fans

The quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys decided it was time to address the multi-colored elephant within AT&T Stadium these days, otherwise known as the abundance of visiting fans.
Arian Foster says NFL Thursday night games are dangerous, hypocritical

Arian Foster says NFL Thursday night games are dangerous, hypocritical

Texans running back Arian Foster said the NFL’s Thursday Night Football games are “annoying for players” and hypocritical during a time when the league is actively trying to promote player safety.
Texas church family offers support for quarantined family

Texas church family offers support for quarantined family

Dallas, TX (KDAF) -- Louise Troh probably never envisioned her life taking the unexpected path as it has this past week.
Monkey rescued from hoarder home recovers in Arizona

Monkey rescued from hoarder home recovers in Arizona

Prescott, AZ (KTVK) -- A monkey seized from an accused hoarder in Phoenix is recovering at an animal sanctuary in Prescott.
French bulldogs dress in pink to raise money for breast cancer

French bulldogs dress in pink to raise money for breast cancer

New York City, NY (WPIX) -- A French bulldog and his owner are doing their part to spread love throughout New York City.
Harris Co. homeowner shoots suspected burglar

Harris Co. homeowner shoots suspected burglar

The Houston Chronicle reports; a Harris County homeowner shot a suspected burglar breaking into his home, authorities said.
Animal lovers 'hating' on Texas TV host

Animal lovers 'hating' on Texas TV host

The Houston Chronicle reports; a Texas angler and television host who used a compound bow to arrow an 809-pound Mako shark off the California coast last month is drawing detractors on social media who oppose the shark's treatment.
Cowboys edge Texans

Cowboys edge Texans

Dan Bailey missed a long field goal as time ran out in regulation. He didn't miss in overtime. Bailey kicked a game-winning 49-yard field goal in OT.
Texas company recalls ground beef after metal found in meat

Texas company recalls ground beef after metal found in meat

Sam Kane Beef Processors of Corpus Christi, Texas, has recalled 90,987 pounds of ground beef products after consumers complained about finding pieces of metal inside the meat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Saturday.
 Players to watch and key questions for Texans-Cowboys matchup

Players to watch and key questions for Texans-Cowboys matchup

The Texans’ run defense improved against Buffalo, but how will they contain DeMarco Murray, the NFL’s leading rusher? The Cowboys rank first in rushing with 165 yards a game.
Aggies upset by Mississippi State

Aggies upset by Mississippi State

#6 Texas A&M almost lost last week. Saturday, the Aggies did. 12th-ranked Mississippi State upset A&M, 48-31.

Ebola: more potential cases

A photographer working with NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman in West Africa has tested positive for Ebola. Snyderman says he was immediately quarantined.
Women allege sexual abuse at Texas immigrant detention center

Women allege sexual abuse at Texas immigrant detention center

Women detained at an immigrant holding facility in southern Texas allege workers there have sexually abused them, including by removing them from their cells at night for sex as well as fondling them in front of others, lawyers wrote in a lette