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De Novo Comes to Texas
Jeffrey Solomon's play brings the violence of Central America to life
"...and used as an educational tool at several law schools, including Columbia, NYU, and the University of Colorado. The..."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Texas Honey Ham
Still going strong after arson-robbery
"...had other plans. On Saturday morning, March 8, 2014, Texas Honey Ham Company in West Lake was on fire,..."

June 12, 2015 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

It's a Texas Issue
"...Does Business Really Hate Education?” [News, Oct. 10]: The Texas Association of Business has never advocated for fewer dollars..."

Oct. 14, 2014 Postmarks

Jesus, Take the Wheel: Texas Education Is a Mess of Biblical Proportions
Texas education is a mess of biblical proportions
"...public school districts and three charter school districts in Texas...."

Jan. 25, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Californian Messing with Texas
"...a discussion ensued concerning our belief in California that Texas makes embarrassing choices that are difficult to explain to..."

July 23, 2008 Postmarks

Texas Poised to Label Creationism 'Science'
"...Dear Editor, Texas is poised to call creationism science. On Jan. 24,..."

Jan. 2, 2008 Postmarks

'Friday Night Lights': Texas Highways Edition
"...Film News.] The four regions the UIL uses for Texas high school athletics generally run clockwise along the state's..."

Nov. 16, 2006 Sports Post by Christopher Gray

Texas Arts Exchange: CultureCon 2006
The Texas Commission on the Arts' latest biennial conference draws together artists and arts professionals to discuss ways to integrate the arts more fully into the lives of our communities
"...arts education is more absent than present in the schools, despite mounting evidence of its positive effects on overall..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Opinion: The Texas State Board of Education is Failing LGBTQ+ Students
School districts and families will need to pick up the slack left by SBOE’s recent decision to exclude sexual orientation and gender identity from the curriculum
"...Last week, the Texas State Board of Education gave preliminary approval to its..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Column by Katherine Goldey

"Stay Home, Work Safe" Orders Issued for Central Texas
Urgent measures deemed essential to combat spread of COVID-19
"...Other cities and counties in the region and across Texas have imposed similar restrictions, but Gov. Greg Abbott has..."

March 24, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

No Sales Tax for Schools
Senate approves its version of school finance, with a few notable changes
"...The Senate approved its version of House Bill 3..."

May 10, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Texas Comptroller Gives Legislature More Money to Spend
But don’t go crazy y’all
"...Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar, the most normal dude in..."

Jan. 11, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas House District 47: Workman’s Blues
Can anybody beat Paul Workman?
"...focuses around school finance, increased oversight of the embattled Texas foster care system, and expanding Medicaid. She says that..."

May 11, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Texas Hammer: Public School Budget
Steal from the rich and give to the – well, not the kids
"...Robin Hood. That's the nice name for how Texas takes a big chunk of Austin's school district taxes..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Johnny Manziel Takes Texas A&M on Tour
Hit the road, Jack
"...and Georgia, up into the Carolinas, and back to Texas by way of Tennessee. We didn't tour any schools..."

Oct. 29, 2012 Sports Post by Emily Bevan

All Is Not Well in Texas
"...“Slick Rick” Perry's view that all is well in Texas, it is clear that school districts statewide are facing..."

March 7, 2011 Postmarks

TYC Shows Little Evidence of 'Reform' at State Schools
Five months after the Texas Youth Commission reform bill was crafted to protect youth inmates, TYC is massively understaffed, with a third of all posts empty
"...After the firings at the Texas Youth Com­mis­sion over abuse scandals earlier this year, Kenny..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Foes Spar on Schools
Stick and Strama, Baxter and White at education forum
"...Candidates for Texas House Districts 48 and 50 debated education issues Tuesday..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Chef Takeover Dinner in Austin to Benefit Local Schools
Hosted by nutritional education nonprofit Common Threads
" from being a pathway to mobility for students. Texas is a fairly new market for us, but we..."

Sept. 12, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Rep. Donna Howard on the 86th Texas Legislature
“Let’s target some new money toward childhood literacy, toward high school success, toward teacher quality – the kind of things that research shows make a difference”
"...Typically, the Texas economy does very well, but we do sometimes have..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Lege Lines: Does Texas Really Need a Special Session
Save for the sunset bill, does Texas really need a special session?
"...a bill to ensure the continued existence of the Texas Medical Board. On the other, a badge that champions..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

After Filing Bill Forcing Schools to Out LGBTQ Kids, Legislator Bullies Media
Sen. Konni Burton's SB 242 isn't being misreported; it's anti-trans
"...Advocacy group Equality Texas cautioned the legislation would “essentially destroy protected communications between..."

Nov. 21, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Photo Essay: Texas State Track & Field Meet
Don Bender photographed the Myers Stadium action June 5-6
"...The best runners, jumpers, and throwers from Texas' public schools gathered in Austin at UT's Myers Stadium..."

June 23, 2009 Sports Post by Lee Nichols

Looking Back at the Good and Bad of the 86th Texas Legislature
Sine dead!
"...We were promised an earnest, meat-and-potatoes, kinda boring 86th Texas Legislature, and that's more or less what we got...."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Texas School Finance Plan’s Local Bottom Line
Additional per-student funding under HB 3 for the 2019-20 school year
"...formula changes that send more state money to local schools for their English-language learners, economically disadvantaged students, and students..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez on the 86th Texas Legislature
“I’ll be working against issues that will unfairly treat Latinos in the state”
"...well. I want to support the idea of community schools – campuses that offer services to both kids and..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Texas House: Establishment Rules
Hinojosa and Workman fend off challengers
"...local union chiefs and activists, and with her father, Texas Democratic Party chair Gilberto Hino­josa, working the crowd, Hinojosa..."

March 4, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas' Regressive Tax Regime
"...Dear Editor, Texas is currently home to a regressive tax regime that..."

Aug. 22, 2012 Postmarks

Perry for President (To Get Him Out of Texas)
"...more kids to kick off CHIP and more public schools to not fund? Probably. Way to go, Texas. Can't..."

Jan. 29, 2011 Postmarks

Next Up
"...heralds the rise of homegrown hip-hop out of high schools and 'hoods and onto Austin stages. It's message music..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Music Review by Margaret Moser

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