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Florence man sentenced to 15 years for child pornography

A Florence, Texas man was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for the sexual exploitation of a child and production of child …

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LISD board approves incentive pay for special education teachers

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees on Jan. 12 approved a program that will provide a one-time payment of $2,000 to certain full-time special education teaching positions and a one-time payment of …

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Rouse focused on finishing strong as second round of district play begins

When things are going downhill during a season, it’s not always easy for high school basketball teams to turn things around. Rouse is not one of those teams. 

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No. 14 TCU blasts No. 2 Kansas for first win at Allen Fieldhouse

For the first-time in program history, the TCU Horned Frogs men’s basketball team defeated Kansas at the iconic Allen Fieldhouse. TCU was 0-11 all time in Lawrence …

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 Laura Herrera’s salary has barely gone up in her 20 years of teaching — about $700 in all.The San Antonio-area teacher takes home about $3,700 a month. About $1,400 goes to rent, and the …
Greg Abbott’s tenure as Texas governor has been highlighted by crises.Since he took office in 2015, he’s had to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 winter storm that killed 246 …
Texas ranked first in the nation in over-the-year jobs added, with 650,100 positions gained in 2022, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The state not only had the largest "absolute …
Ian Pearce was driving to work early one morning in September 2021 when he spotted flashing police lights behind him. Pearce, who worked as an Arlington teacher at the time, …
U.S. mortgage rates fell to a four-month low last week, supporting more home purchases and refinancing.The contract rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage decreased 19 basis points to 6.23% in the week …
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz reintroduced a bill last week to limit senators from serving more than two six-year terms, even as he stands by plans to run for his third. The bill is a constitutional …
The recent explosion in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric across the country is dramatically affecting LGBTQ youth — especially transgender and nonbinary kids and young adults — according to a poll …
Richneck Elementary School teacher Abigail Zwerner intends to file a lawsuit against the Newport News school division after school administrators “failed to act” before she …
The Southwest Airlines pilots union is calling for a strike authorization vote in May in the wake of the Dallas-based carrier’s epic holiday meltdown. Union president Casey Murray described …
Walmart Inc., which became the world’s largest retailer by serving everyday shoppers, is now targeting a larger share of business customers with a website aimed at small and midsize …
When Cheddi Skeete joined Amazon's delivery drone project, it didn't take long before he noticed some things were awry. There wasn't an onboarding process for new employees, he said. There wasn't …
Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk played down how much impact his tweets have on the company’s stock price as he defended himself at a trial over his 2018 tweet about taking the electric car-maker …
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