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MENTONE, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Workers with Apache Corp. are viewed at the Patterson 298 natural gas fueled drilling rig on land in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. The rig, which is only 21 days old, is the first drilling rig in Texas that is …

Texas Boasts 26 Consecutive Months of Job Growth

The Texas economy continued to add new jobs to payrolls across the state in August. This marks 26 consecutive months of employment gains, according to the latest figures released by the state.

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‘Gender Bias:’ Students Petition Texas School to Let Boys Wear Makeup

A student petition that criticizes a Texas high school’s dress code as “outdated” and “gender biased” wants administrators to change the rules and allow boys to wear makeup on campus so they may express themselves in “what is supposed to be a safe environment.”

Dawn at the Alamo, a painting that hangs in the Texas Capitol, depicts the artist's rendition of the events of the morning of March 6, 1836. (Image/Public Domain)

Texas Ed Board Votes to Keep ‘Heroic’ Alamo Defenders in History Lessons

The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) approved Friday their unanimous decision to continue to describe the “heroism” of Alamo defenders and teach the William B. Travis letter “To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World,” also known as “Victory or Death” in seventh grade social studies lessons.

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Texas Teacher-Student Sexual Misconduct Cases Soar to 429

The number of Texas teachers accused of sexual misconduct with students soared for the 10th consecutive academic year, resulting in a staggering 429 investigations opened by education officials in 2017-18.

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Texas Babysitter Charged for Infant’s Deadly Overdose

A North Texas woman has been accused in the death of an infant authorities say was given an antihistamine while in her care. Now, she faces a charge of criminally negligent homicide, a state jail felony.