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Pre-K students in Josefina Pineda's classroom do the hokey-pokey at the Dallas Independent School District elementary school, Cesar Chavez Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. In a shift for a state that has shunned other federal education initiatives like Common Core and Race to the Top , Texas will participate in a signature Obama administration program focused on early childhood education.
3 hrs ago | Texas Tribune
In 2013, plans to expand the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Mexican American Studies into a full-fledged department were slowed - temporarily, it turns out - when Gov. Rick Perry vetoed $1.5 million in state funding that lawmakers had approved for the new offering. In a statement issued at the time, Perry said that if the Department of Mexican American Studies was a priority, the university could fund it using other sources.
The strategists who base their political advice on public opinion polls have just had a surprise. A new poll reports that the American people are now more likely to trust Republicans to handle immigration and less likely to trust Democratic plans to offer illegals a path to citizenship .
There are very few Americans who need welfare and government support less than Elon Musk, the hyper-creative head of the Tesla Motors electric car company, the Space X rocketry and satellite hoisting firm and Solar City, a leader in renewable energy. And yet, almost no one gets more government benefits and business.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to host a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for Rep. Dennis Richardson next month. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign announced Monday evening to its email group that it had scheduled a fourth debate between Kitzhaber and Republican Rep. Dennis Richardson for Oct. 10, at the Portland City Club.
How much of a threat does the Islamic State militant group pose? That's a question that depends very much on whom you ask. With American diplomats assembling an international coalition to launch air strikes against the brutal group -- which has murdered more than 1,700 unarmed Iraqi soldiers, threatened minority groups with genocide, crucified numerous Iraqi civilians and beheaded a trio of Westerners -- senior members of the Obama administration have sometimes struggled to get on the same page in describing the militants.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in Wichita next week to raise money for Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign. The Wichita Eagle reports Perry is to attend a reception Sept.
An Arlington woman who abused and starved the 9-year-old son of her live-in girlfriend is set to be executed Wednesday, the first Tarrant County woman to be put to death since executions resumed in Texas in 1982. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, was convicted in 2006 in the death of Davontae Williams, one of three children of Marcella Williams.
William C. Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, will resign from his post next June. The UT Board of Regents has selected the advisory committee that will pick the candidates to fill Powers' post.
TV's high-profile financial journalist Maria Bartiromo on Friday plans to broadcast her show, Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo , outside of New York for the first time. Bartiromo, an anchor for Fox Business Network, will be here for a global economic conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on Sept.
Rick Perry does it; Ted Cruz does it; Harris County treasurer nominee David Rosen doesn't see why he can't run on a family values platform too just because he has two moms. In a bid to redefine the tired jargon of political ads, Rosen released a video starring his mothers, retired HISD teachers who have been married for only two years out of a decades-long relationship.
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last month for allegedly overstepping his authority, the charges came from a type of grand jury that is not the norm in Austin's criminal courts: one whose members were chosen at random. Many Texas courts in larger cities rely on a so-called "key man" selection process, where judges choose a commissioner responsible for recruiting a panel of grand jurors.
His speech on Wednesday was an effort to reassure Americans that he will do everything possible to crush the Islamic State terrorist group - while at the same time keep the country out of war. Much criticism of Obama's supposed foreign policy weakness stems from the fact that he seems cool when we want him to panic.
A black justice of the peace in Galveston County and a Latino voter in Fort Worth are among those who sued Gov. Rick Perry, then Secretary of State John Steen and Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw a year ago, according to court records. Since then, the U.S. Department of Justice, NAACP branches in Texas and the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus have joined the mix.
In four years, seven West Texas Republicans running for legislative seats, including two incumbents, have been defeated in the primaries or in a special election - despite having strong support from the party establishment and / or the business community. Arrington had strong business backing and support from influential Republicans, too, because of his seven years at Tech and more than a decade as an adviser to former Governor and President George W. Bush.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's ongoing deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops along the Rio Grande may be helpful in his second try for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. The move also continues a distinctively Texan balancing act on immigration that Perry has been maintaining for well over a decade.
On Thursday, Harry Reid brought SJ Res 19, to repeal the heart of the First Amendment, to the Senate floor for a vote. The result must be considered stunning by all Americans who value their freedoms.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:46 am
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