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  1. Texans mark Thanksgiving Day in big, small waysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 26 | Houston Chronicle

    Some did it in a crowd, such as when 4,000 volunteers served meals to about 25,000 people at the annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner in San Antonio. The volunteers' spirit of giving is what makes the event so special and a fixture for more than three decades, said Patiricia Jimenez , daughter of the feast's founder.


  2. Paxton asked to rule on Syrian refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 17 | Chron

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been asked to rule on whether Texas can refuse to to accept Syrian refugees as part of a federal resettlement program. The request for an official opinion, filed by state Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, came a day after Gov. Greg Abbott directed the state human services agency not to cooperate.


  3. US Army helmet hit by bullet returned to Texas soldierRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 14 | Houston Chronicle

    First Cavalry Division 1st Lt. Jeffrey Meek, right, stands with Lt. Col. Ryan McCormack as he holds a plaque on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, containing the helmet he was wearing during a fire fight in Afghanistan on April 23, 2013 at Fort Hood, Texas.


  4. Woman who abused mentally disabled victims inside home dungeon gets life sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | Chron

    This Oct. 17, 2011 file photo shows the sub-basement room in Philadelphia where four weak and malnourished mentally disabled adults, one chained to the boiler, were found locked inside. Linda Weston, accused of keeping mentally disabled adults captive in the basement for their disability checks, was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, to a life term plus 80 years.


  5. Texas dominates list of cities with fastest growing economiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2015 | Houston Chronicle

    A new study from financial blog WalletHub lists the cities across the country with the fastest growing economies and Texas cities dominate the first 50 spots on the list of over 500 cities. The following Texas cities finished in the top 50. A new study from financial blog WalletHub lists the midsize cities with the fastest growing economies in the country and Texas cities dominate the first 50 spots on the list.


  6. Bullied Texas teen forced to shave her hair gets worldwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2015 | Houston Chronicle

    A bullying incident in Killeen, a little more than two hours north of San Antonio, is gaining international attention through social media from people supporting a 15-year-old girl who was forced to shave her hair after super glue was allegedly pour onto her head, according to the Killeen Daily Herald. On Sept.


  7. Open carry activist announces run for state senateRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2015 | Chron

    State senate candidate CJ Grisham on his farm in Bell County. Grisham, a U.S. Army veteran, heads the advocacy group Open Carry Texas.


  8. 3 shot in Killeen in double murder-suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | Houston Chronicle

    Police in Killeen in Central Texas say the shooting deaths of three people appear to be a double murder and suicide and the result of a domestic disturbance. The victims initially have been identified only as two women, 24- and 38-year-old sisters, and a man also 38. Authorities say the man and older woman, described as husband and wife, were found dead inside the home.


  9. State Supreme Court to hear arguments in school finance suitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | Chron

    The Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Sept. 1 in the long-running case challenging the state's school-finance system.


  10. Aycock, House education chairman, will not seek re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Houston Chronicle

    When Jimmie Don Aycock was asked to run for the state House a decade ago, he went into his barn and fashioned a "truth in government pipe" out of a piece of scrap copper. On one end he drilled an "S" for "spending" and on the other, a "T" for "taxes."


  11. Texas lawmakers still have time to address the key issues affecting the state's residents.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | Houston Chronicle

    With the days dwindling down on the 84th Legislative Session and with most of the big issues still being intensely negotiated, we can be sure of three things: the ignominious effort by state Rep. Cecil Bell , R-Magnolia, to pass an anti-gay marriage bill died a well-deserved death; state Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock 's hard work trying to craft a solution to the state's problem-ridden school finance system deserved a better fate than death; and state Sen. John Whitmire 's effort to reform grand jury selection deserves a full-body resurrection after it was bungled by a Democratic colleague in the House.


  12. Under House bill, schools would get letter gradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Chron

    The House Public Education Committee late Tuesday passed legislation that would both impose A-F letter grades on elementary and secondary schools as well as revamp how to determine those grades. House Bill 2804 by Chair Jimmie Don Aycock , R-Killeen would create a five-tier system for grading K-12 campuses that will take into account student performance , campus performance and parental engagement.


  13. School finance overhaul passes first legislative testRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Houston Chronicle

    The House Committee on Public Education early Tuesday approved legislation that would make major changes to the way Texas funds public schools. House Bill 1759 by Chair Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, would allocate an additional $3 billion from state coffers to fund public education above enrollment growth.


  14. As session winds down, prospects for deal to extend education waiver unclearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Chron

    State lawmakers have a difficult task ahead of them as the legislative session shifts gears in its last weeks: Pass a bill to authorize a statewide teacher evaluation system, or risk a loss of state control over millions in federal education funding. The decision is particularly challenging in Texas, a state known for bucking the federal government and whose lawmakers and teachers are grappling with concerns over the state's high-stakes testing regime.


  15. House leader to unveil $3B school finance planRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Chron

    Chair of the House Public Education Committee, Jimmie Don Aycock, speaks about House Bill 5 at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. MAGS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM AUSTIN -- The House education chairman on Tuesday will unveil details of the $3 billion plan he and other House leaders hope will move Texas toward fixing its embattled school finance system.


  16. Editorial: At an education crossroadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Houston Chronicle

    While Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick scampers down a rabbit trail in pursuit of costly school-voucher legislation, an influential public education policymaker in the House is doing what's right for Texas school children and Texas taxpayers.


  17. House wants $3B to improve public educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Chron

    From left, Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, Rep. Eddie Rodriquez, Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock and Rep. Brandon Creighton speak near the dais on the House floor at the Capitol during debate on House Bill 5 in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. AUSTIN - House lawmakers want to funnel an additional $800 million to public education this session, boosting the lower chamber's plan to increase spending on schools to $3 billion and potentially setting up a conflict with the Senate.


  18. Demand for skilled labor continues to draw spotlightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Houston Chronicle

    Houston, in particular, is expected to add more than 100,000 middle-skill jobs by 2017, with 40 percent paying $20 or more, according to the publication. Other major Texas cities, including Dallas, McAllen, Austin, Killeen and San Antonio, are also expecting the fastest growth in middle-skill jobs.


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