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  1. Cosper Wins GOP Recount in Race to Succeed State Rep. AycockRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | Texas Tribune

    Former Killeen Mayor Scott Cosper defeated optometrist Austin Ruiz in House District 54's Republican primary runoff in after a recount was completed June 16, 2016. Killeen Mayor Scott Cosper has won a recount of his narrow victory over Killeen optometrist Austin Ruiz in last month's Republican primary runoff.

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  2. Briscoe Cain's Victory Over Rep. Wayne Smith Stands After RecountRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | Texas Tribune

    State Rep. Wayne Smith, R-Baytown, faced off with lawyer Briscoe Cain in the May 2016 GOP primary runoff for House District 128. After a recount, Briscoe Cain remains the winner in his Republican primary challenge to state Rep. Wayne Smith of Baytown.

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  3. Analysis: A Very Early Guide to November's Competitive Texas RacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 30 | Texas Tribune

    Most of the 218 races at the top of the state and federal sections of our general election ballots in November are not going to be competitive. That assessment is not based on the number of candidates, but on the types of voters who will be electing them.

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  4. At Least Two Primary Runoffs Not Yet SettledRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    The contests produced a number of narrow margins - including in House District 54, where Killeen Mayor Scott Cosper won by just 43 votes. His opponent, Killeen optometrist Austin Ruiz , said late Tuesday night he has "decided to pursue filing for a recount."

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  5. Analysis: If School Finance System is Legal, What's Incentive to Fix it?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    House Public Education Chairman Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, pulled down a school finance bill during the 84th legislative session on May 14, 2015. One of the truisms of Texas politics and government is that it's practically impossible to pass significant school finance legislation without an open threat from a court.

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  6. Outspoken Candidates Could Renew Rancor on Texas Education BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    Right to Left, Top to Bottom: Georgina Perez, Dakota Carter, Mary Lou Bruner, Joe Fierro, Jr., Jasmine L. Jenkins, Keven M. Ellis Save for some flare-ups in the past few years over what to put in social studies textbooks - and how to handle an error in one of them - the State Board of Education has seen more turbulent days. The 15-member board in charge of crafting curriculum and textbooks for the state's more than five million public schoolchildren spent years building a national reputation as the center of raucous quarrels over how - and whether - to teach young Texans about evolution, Islam and climate change.

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  7. At Year's End, Lots in Flux For Public EducationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    As 2015 comes to a close, many major public education issues are in flux or left hanging in the balance. The Texas Supreme Court has yet to rule in the state's appeal of a long-running school finance case, Gov. Greg Abbott just appointed a new education commissioner and Congress just gave states far more freedom to set K-12 education policy.

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  8. Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to appoint a new commissioner of education.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    A few days after Michael Williams announced he would step down as the state's top education official in January, he described the post as the most challenging job he's ever had. "There is more concern and interest in what we do at [the Texas Education Agency] than anything else I've ever done," said Williams during an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival in October.

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  9. Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is shown during a June 9, 2015, interview with The Texas Tribune.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    Fourteen months ahead of the next legislative session, House Speaker Joe Straus issued more than 150 interim charges Wednesday, directing committees to study a diverse list of topics like the effectiveness of the state's role in border security and the effect of the plummeting cost of oil on the local economy. "The next legislative session is more than a year away, but the work of that session starts now," Straus said.

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  10. With Few Alumni, A&M-Central Texas Looks to Killeen's PastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    Successful universities rely heavily on their alumni - for donations, for networking, for mentoring. But what if you don't have many graduates to hit up? That's a question Texas A&M University-Central Texas isn't waiting to answer.

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  11. 2011 Budget Cuts Still Hampering SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    In a packed Austin courtroom in 2012, the state's lawyers sought to convince a judge that if Texas schools spent their money wisely, they needn't suffer greatly from a $5.4-billion cut to public schools passed by the Legislature. Surely, an assistant attorney general argued, districts could deliver a sufficient education "without iPads or teacher aides or brand-new facilities."

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