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The Future Is in Flux for the Texas Film Incentive Program
Texas loses productions to states with bigger and better incentive programs
"...decade, the creative industries have been explaining that the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program isn't just for cinema,..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas State Makes the Leap to Big-Time Football
Bobcats enter FBS
"...The stadium has been expanded to 30,000 seats. The Texas State Bobcats will compete at the Football Bowl Subdivision..."

Aug. 30, 2012 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Who's Texas?
The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers
"...year that when he was growing up in West Texas, he was sometimes called a "good minority" -- the..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

The Texas Accent
Texas Writers Month in Its Fifth Year
"...Above is this year's Texas Writer's Month poster: all previous posters appear throughout this..."

April 24, 1998 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Texas Democrats Request Special Session on Guns
Legislators in five cities press Gov. Abbott
"...can do) in response to recent gun massacres in Texas and the ongoing toll of gun violence...."

Sept. 4, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Explosion at Plant in West, Texas Shakes the State
As many as 30 feared dead in fertilizer plant accident
"...Late Wednesday night, the north Central Texas town of West – perhaps best-known for the Czech..."

April 18, 2013 News Post by Monica Riese

SBOE Approves an Evolution in Texas Textbooks
Over loud objections, the State Board of Education voted to approve high school biology textbooks discussing evolution.
"...11 of the high school biology textbooks recommended by Texas Education Agency staff, following professional and public review. After..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Tackling Texas Truisms
Filmmaker Don Howard and the Texas Documentary Tour
"...PBS in September) took preconceived notions of one of Texas' more notorious cities and peeled them away to reveal..."

Dec. 5, 1997 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Texas Teachers Rally at Capitol for More Funding
Educators show qualified support for HB 3's "Texas Plan"
"...As the Texas House and Senate move forward with their plans to..."

March 12, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Texas Budget Ping-Pong Begins
Chambers now start carving away at each other's proposals
"...hack-and-slash budget, and services, state agencies, employees and the Texas economy took a hit because of it. Here's a..."

March 24, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

80th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays Opens Wednesday
The Texas Relays at UT is one of top track & field events in the nation and the center of a big party scene
"...the five best track-and-field meets in the nation, the Texas Relays are also high on the list of Things..."

April 3, 2007 Sports Post by Lee Nichols

How Texas Youth Commission Fell
The scandal engulfing the Texas Youth Commission has claimed some scalps, but will the Legislature demand more?
"...Texas Youth Commission (a happy, skippy euphemism for the juvie..."

March 1, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Blood Over Texas Gets Fleshy
Eighties horror celebrated at the North Door
"...times, good times, and local horror society Blood Over Texas wants to resurrect them with Splatterdrome, a celebration of..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas Artists Performing the Music of Sara Hickman
"...Texas Artists Performing the Music of Sara HickmanThe Best of..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Reading the Right Things in Texas
New state reading standards may include mandatory set texts
"...proposed new English/language arts and reading curriculum standards. The Texas Freedom Network is furious because they fear that this..."

March 26, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
"...It's hard to imagine the 86th Texas Legislature being any crazier than the last three, or..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Pulling From TEA Report, Ratliff Argues Public Schools Better Than Charters
Ratliff gets rebuke from federal education heads for saying public schools outperform charters
"...Traditional public schools outperform charter schools: That's the aggressive stance taken by..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

New Rules or New Roles for Charter Schools?
TEA proposes a crackdown on failing charters, but can it be enforced?
"...the resumption of the debates over education – charter schools – is getting a well-timed touch-up by the state..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Rep. John Bucy III on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We’ve got to do everything we can to keep attention on Medicaid expansion”
"...Austin. Bucy is the president and founder of the Texas Charter School Academic & Athletic League (TCSAAL), and former..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Neighborhoods, Schools, and Budgets
Austin ISD's looming financial crisis is a statewide story
"...was the AISD budget, which pays for the district's schools. And there was the state budget, which helps pay..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Schools, Sprawl, and Citizenship
Vote begins on $520 million school bond package
"...million (or some fraction thereof) to build eight new schools and upgrade, expand, and repair the rest. Should all..."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Deconstructing the Public Schools
"...the poorer students in the 11 largest districts in Texas (including Austin ISD) with vouchers directly from the districts'..."

May 2, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Saving Austin's Schools
Nobody gets everything they want, but AISD’s bond may give everybody something they really need
"...$1.134 billion package goes to specific neighborhood campuses and schools of choice, as well as relocating the Rosedale special..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Will Texas Sex Ed Come of Age?
After 23 years, the State Board of Education might be ready to make some changes
"...seem to happen too fast, there's a chance that Texas students may finally receive more comprehensive sex education come..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Rep. Vikki Goodwin on the 86th Texas Legislature
“I worry when people talk about property tax caps [and not] where the revenue is going to come from instead”
"...It's just [from] having my kids go through AISD schools and having been involved in their school lives...."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Scrap It or Cap It? What to Do With Texas' Top Ten Percent Law.
Some want to do away with the post-'Hopwood' admissions law, but UT officials and others say it works
"...Education hearing regarding the Top Ten Percent law governing Texas university admissions agreed that the law – which guarantees..."

April 8, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Defending Virtual Schools
"...Proctor May's recent articles on pending legislation, connecting virtual schools with "vouchers" is misleading [“Lege Notes,” News, April 1;..."

April 5, 2005 Postmarks

High Tech Schools: The Future, or the Latest Fad?
Will new technology funding go to build skills or just buy stuff?
"...The University of Texas Elementary School in East Austin is what those in..."

Dec. 31, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Wants Better Schools but Less Taxes
"...Ivins and Louis Dubose think taxes are "low" in Texas ["Leave No Child Behind," Oct. 3]? Tell that to..."

Oct. 6, 2003 Postmarks

Day Trips: Gillespie County Country Schools
Take a trip back in education history while enjoying the Hill Country scenery
"...Driving trails to the historic schools of Gillespie County follow scenic backroads around Fredericksburg and..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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