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TEA sued by parents over STAAR test time

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Four Texas parents filed suit against Michael Morath, the Texas Education Commissioner, and have asked a Travis County judge for an injunction on the STAAR test which millions of Texas students just took.  482 more words

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Gays, God and grammar: On the 2016 Texas GOP platform

Good morning Austin:

Just as it appeared Donald Trump had slain political correctness, along comes its condescending cousin – grammatical correctness.

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America atwitter as @realDonaldTrump eyes @JusticeWillett for #SupremeCourt

Good morning Austin. Good morning Justice Willett.

Whazzup?

And to think, when today began, the most 🔥🔥🔥 thing on my calendar was @La_Barbecue w/ @iowahawkblog…

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Abbott calls relationship with Ken Paxton 'very effective'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott is reiterating his support for indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday following a signing of his new book, “Broken But Unbowed,” in Austin, Abbott said Paxton “deserves his day in court.” 98 more words

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Zika concerns loom large in Texas ahead of Rio Olympics

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Brazil has 5,000 babies born with microcephaly, thought to be caused by the Zika virus, according to country’s Ministry of Health.

In less than a few months, 500,000 people will soon visit Brazil for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, including many Texans. 590 more words

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Bastrop hopes lawmakers pump cash into wildfire defense

BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — Many people think now is the time to take steps to prevent another wildfire. Monday, the Texas A&M Forest Service told lawmakers most fires start when people live close to forest. 396 more words

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Texas GOP agitation over transgender restrooms is a trip back in time

At the time critics called the president’s executive order “revolutionary and politically reckless.” National polls showed that his “civil rights” program was wildly unpopular. State leaders in southern states railed against his executive overreach. 601 more words

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