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10 Things to Know about the Texas Legislature

 The Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Say so long to the 83rd regular session of the Texas Legislature. If you didn't follow along the...

Legislature OKs major testing, charter school bill

 WILL WEISSERT,Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature opened in January with students, parents, teachers and school administrators across the state clamoring that...

Legislature makes final push on bills

 JIM VERTUNO,Associated Press PAUL J. WEBER,Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature churned through its final day of passing bills Sunday, sending Gov....

Senate passes budget, deal reached on education

 CHRIS TOMLINSON,Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate passed a $94.6 billion budget, top policymakers reached overhauling public education and Gov. Rick Perry...

Perry vetoes ‘dark money’ disclosure bill

 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has vetoed a bill that required some politically active nonprofits to disclose their major donors, saying...

San Antonio flooding kills 2; 200-plus rescued

 MICHAEL BRICK Associated PressSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead as emergency...

Trustee opposes $20M payout to American Air CEO

 JOSHUA FREED,AP Airlines WriterThe Justice Department is objecting to a proposed $20 million severance payment for American Airlines CEO Tom Horton, saying it's bigger...

Donations for Oklahoma top $20 million

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Millions of dollars are being raised in the wake of the deadly Oklahoma tornado.The Red Cross has received more than...

Tornado loss estimate: $2 billion to $5 billion

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The string of tornadoes that ripped across the central United States in the past week did between $2 billion and...

Perry opposed to part of Texas budget deal

 PAUL J. WEBER,Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry on Friday joined the ranks of lawmakers dissatisfied with parts of a Texas budget...

Fort Worth council: Incumbents vow to fulfill campaign promises

A. Lee Graham lgraham@bizpress.netIf the May 11 city elections reflect popular opinion, then voters are satisfied with the status quo. Council members Kelly Allen...

UPDATE: Suspect sought after man fatally shot in Southlake

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (AP) — Police say a man fatally shot in an SUV in the town square of an upscale North Texas city was...

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Nanoscope receives 2020 STEP Grant from Texas Department of Agriculture

Nanoscope Instruments was recently awarded a 2020 STEP Grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to facilitate...

Washington state flower shop fined $4K for mask violation

MALTBY, Wash. (AP) — The owner of a plant nursery in Washington state has been fined $4,200 for failing to ensure a...

Deadline extended for SOUNDS OF RESILIENCE grants

Fine Line Group has extended the deadline to submit applications for SOUNDS OF RESILIENCE, the second in a series of competitive grant...

Tarrant County reports 5 COVID deaths on Tuesday

Tarrant County Public Health on Tuesday, Aug. 4 reported five COVID-19 deaths. The deceased include a woman in her 60s and a...