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The State Board of Education is beginning its review of social studies textbooks for state school districts, and the cultural knives are sharpening on all sides, while publishers quail. Groups gearing up for the review include the Texas Freedom Network, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Texas Eagle Forum, and the Citizens for a Sound Economy. Public fur begins to fly July 17 at the Texas Education Agency, William B. Travis Bldg., 1701 N. Congress (see The Virgin West).
The State Board of Education is beginning its review of social studies textbooks for state school districts, and the cultural knives are sharpening on all sides, while publishers quail. Groups gearing up for the review include the Texas Freedom Network, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Texas Eagle Forum, and the Citizens for a Sound Economy. Public fur begins to fly July 17 at the Texas Education Agency, William B. Travis Bldg., 1701 N. Congress (see "The Virgin West").


This Week in Austin

Flood cleanup is in progress all over Central Texas following a week of heavy rains. Barton Springs Pool is closed indefinitely, and on Wednesday, contamination from rising waters also closed Deep Eddy Pool. Keep bailing.

It's No-Doz time at the City Council, which will undergo round two of the public hearing on Stratus Properties tonight. Bring signs -- or pillows.

The state says no to Gary Bradley and H.B. Zachry's plan to build the controversial SH 45 South.

Gov. Perry's long and winding roads.

The Texas Freedom Network launches textbook anti-censorship campaign.

SOS is right -- but that doesn't mean they'll win: "Austin@Large."

While we're pledging our allegiance, the gods of war are gathering: "Capitol Chronicle."

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