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Governor Greg Abbott Announces Teacher Raises

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that $1.6 billion in teacher raises will be coming. “In the inauguration I made some pretty bold promises to the people of Texas,” said Abbott. “I said we must reward teachers in school districts that achieve results, we’ve done that. I said we must prioritize spending in the classroom, […]

Passenger with measles passed through DFW airport

Tarrant County Public Health officials issued a warning to travelers who may have been exposed to measles after a passenger who traveled through the DFW Airport tested positive. According to Tarrant County Public Health, the traveler passed through the DFW Airport on May 15. Officials said the exposure may have occurred in the following areas […]

10 reasons to respect Texas farmers, ranchers

By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and sun-kissed skin. Mud on her boots and grease on his pants. Exhaustion is in their eyes, yet each step has the spring of earlier years. He’s a farmer, and so is she. They’re running tractors and plows from sun up to sun down. Working cattle and baling hay. It’s […]

HB347 would forbid city annexation by force – Gov. Abbott could sign it into law

State Rep. Phil King-Texas House Bill 347, which gives counties the right to vote on whether to allow property to be annexed by a city, has been passed by both the Texas House and Senate and will be delivered to Governor Greg Abbott to sign. Citizens in support of the “Tier 2” right to vote […]

Wray files two HSR-related bills

A House sub-committee on the proposed high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston heard 11 bills relating to the bullet train in Texas. State Representative John Wray (R-Waxahachie) presented two bills addressing the issue. His office distributed a press release on the matter. It has been edited to reflect the following: HB 709 would ensure that […]

Texas State Senator Filing Bill to Halt STAAR Test for 2 Years

KIII Corpus Christi Author: Reagan Roy Published: 1:23 PM CST March 5, 2019 Updated: 10:29 AM CST March 6, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — Texas State Senator José Menéndez has announced he will file a bill to put a two-year moratorium on the use of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test. In […]

Dallas Morning News announces more layoffs

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The parent company of The Dallas Morning News, A.H. Belo, has announced more layoffs. The company said Thursday it’s eliminating 92 positions, including 57 people who work at the company’s Plano printing press. The job cuts are effective immediately. The Plano press is where The Dallas Morning News prints its daily newspapers, […]

Teachers Pay Hike Raises Hope, Qualms

Teachers statewide were given hope on Monday when the Texas Senate Committee on Finance unanimously approved Senate Bill 3, which would give every classroom teacher a $5,000 raise beginning next with the next school year. It advances to the full Senate and should it pass again, it would head to the House for debate in […]

Man Plans to Live at Holiday Inn Instead of Nursing Home Because it’s Cheaper

Author: Doug Delony Published: 11:31 AM CST February 25, 2019 Updated: 4:37 PM CST February 25, 2019 Free breakfasts, house cleaning, maintenance – and you can travel the world. HOUSTON — A man says he’s done the research and the math, and he’s concluded that living in a Holiday Inn is a much better deal […]

No Likely Survivors in Cargo Jetliner Crash Near Houston

NBCDFW.com A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff. Witnesses told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane “went in nose first,” leaving a debris field three-quarters of a mile long in Trinity Bay, Chambers County […]

The 2019 Texas Wildflower Season

Ennis – North Central The region ranked a 3+ for an average season with caveats should the weather remain fruitful through February and March. If you live in Texas and, like us, wait with bated breath for those first few wildflowers to start popping up in the open fields, then this might be the best […]

HSR suffers chop-block in bid for land

Dallas lawyer Blake Beckham is defending landowners against Texas Central and their attempts to take their land by utilizing eminent domain. Another week another judge axed Texas Central by severing their demands with a court ruling. Ellis County Judge Jim Chapman denied them in late January and Friday Judge Deborah Evans of the 87th District […]

Bomb Threats Cause Evacuations At 2 Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Schools February 11, 2019 at 11:01 am

GRAPEVINE (CBSDFW.COM) – Two schools in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District were evacuated after receiving bomb threats. Administrators confirmed the bomb threats were called in to the front offices at Grapevine Middle School and Cross Timbers Middle School. Cross Timbers students were evacuated to the nearby Mustang Activity Center. Grapevine M.S. students were moved onto […]

Judge Rejects Eminent Domain for Bullet Train – Texas Scorecard Publishes Story Following Recent Court Hearing

According to an article by Texas Scorecard published on Thursday, Texas Central’s bid to seize property from area landowners by use of eminent domain was defeated by Judge Jim Chapman’s ruling a week after a court hearing on the subject in Waxahachie on Jan. 16. While the legal team representing three landowners who were being […]

Winter Weather Advisory for Ellis County

Winter Weather Advisory Ellis County, Texas Start: 11:02 AM CST February 8, 2019 Details End: 3:02 AM CST February 9, 2019 TXZ121-122-133>135-142>148-156>161-090000- /O.NEW.KFWD.WW.Y.0002.190208T1718Z-190209T0900Z/ Kaufman-Van Zandt-Johnson-Ellis-Henderson-Mills-Hamilton-Bosque- Hill-Navarro-Freestone-Anderson-Lampasas-Coryell-Bell-McLennan- Falls-Limestone- Including the cities of Terrell, Kaufman, Forney, Canton, Grand Saline, Wills Point, Van, Edgewood, Cleburne, Burleson, Waxahachie, Ennis, Midlothian, Athens, Gun Barrel City, Goldthwaite, Hamilton, Hico, Clifton, Meridian, […]

The Real Cost of Cheap Groceries

There’s a price war raging in the grocery aisle—but the people who actually grow and gather our food may be the battle’s true losers. Meet the produce pickers of Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, whose penny-per-bunch harvest helps stock your pantry for less. By Beth Kowitt and Dan Winters- for Fortune Magazine – Our food is […]

Does the Texas Lottery still support education?

TEXAS NEWS The Texas Lottery was born when the legislature approved an amendment to the constitution, Article 3, Section 47, to “… authorize the State to operate lotteries…” A later amendment clarified that after expenses, lottery proceeds would go to schools. Now, back to today. The Texas Lottery Commission reports players spent $5.6B on the […]

Football Fans Urged to Make a Sober Ride Part of Their Super Bowl Game Plan

AUSTIN – With the excitement of Super Bowl weekend just days away, the Texas Department of Transportation is urging football fans to “Plan While You Can” for a sober ride before enjoying game-day watch parties and other activities that may involve alcohol. “Super Bowl weekend is a potentially dangerous time for alcohol-related crashes,” said TxDOT […]

Border Patrol Wives Invite Pelosi to Border to See Why They Need Wall

Nation World Author: Suzanne Nuyen, TEGNA Published: 2:05 PM CST January 29, 2019 Updated: 2:43 PM CST January 29, 2019 A group of women whose husbands are Border Patrol officers have invited Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit the southern border in McAllen, Texas. Jill Demanski wrote in a Facebook post addressed to Pelosi last week. […]

Alvarado Police searching for suspect

Alvarado Police are searching for a person who fled on foot from the end of a police chase and crash. Officers are currently searching for the person in the area of Clubhouse Road and 174 near the Joshua and Burleson city limits. The chase ended in a crash. We have not heard if there were […]

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