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  • Judge poised to issue final school finance ruling

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The ongoing dispute over how Texas finances public education is about to reach a milestone. State District Judge John Dietz's staff says an order of more than 400 pages should be filed in the case Thursday. Last year, Dietz ruled verbally that how Texas pays for public...

  • Stolen minivan, 5 small children, suspect found

    HOUSTON (AP) — A police search has found a daycare center minivan containing five young children and a suspect after the vehicle was reported stolen. A Houston police statement says two girls and three boys ranging in age from 3 to 12 years were left alone in the vehicle when it vanished about...

  • Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has denied a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay of a federal program that transports to other states immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas. In a complaint filed in July, Orly Taitz argued that by sending...

  • Weapons smuggler gets almost 8-year prison term

    LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man has been sentenced to almost 8 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a weapons charge for trying to smuggle weapons to Mexico's Zeta drug cartel. A U.S. Attorney's statement says Richard John Medina received the 93-month sentence Wednesday in federal...

  • Dallas officer fatally shoots man after incident

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say an off-duty officer shot one of two men who died following a confrontation at a North Dallas gas station. A police statement said 18-year-old Sergio Ramos and another man tried to rob 25-year-old Joseph Roling and shot Roling shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday....

  • Texas couple contends school taped son, 2, to mat

    WILLOW PARK, Texas (AP) — A couple has filed a lawsuit claiming that a North Texas Montessori academy used duct tape to secure their young son to his napping mat to prevent him from wandering about. The suit filed Tuesday by Brad and Kristi Galbraith claims negligence and other charges against...

  • Children injured after being struck by lightning

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three children were hospitalized after being struck by lightning while on a soccer field in the Austin area. Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Capt. Darren Noak said the children were injured Tuesday afternoon on the field in Bee Cave. The children were all...

  • Case of chikungunya virus confirmed in Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — Public health officials have confirmed the first human case of the chikungunya (chicken-GUN'-yuh) virus in Dallas. Dallas County Health and Human Services on Wednesday confirmed the first case in the city. The person was infected with the virus during a recent trip to the...

  • Wendy Davis penalized for late tax payment

    After months of delay, Texas state senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis finally released her full 2013 tax return this week -- and it turns out she was hit with a fine for late payment.

  • FBI raids offices of former college in Texas, NM

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — FBI agents in West Texas and New Mexico have raided the offices of a former college and the house of its owners as part of an investigation that includes the U.S. Department of Education. FBI spokesman Michael Martinez said three search warrants were served Wednesday and...

  • TCU gets $30 million gift for business school

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Christian University has gotten a $30 million gift toward a $100 million expansion of its business school. TCU officials on Tuesday announced the gift from Spencer and Marlene Hays of Nashville, Tennessee. Spencer Hays is an emeritus TCU trustee and a businessman...

  • Police: Houston father charged in son's death

    HOUSTON (AP) — Police say a Houston father has been charged with killing his 2-month-old son. The Houston Police Department says 20-year-old Everton Bryan was charged with murder and arrested Tuesday. His son, Daniel, died at Texas Children's Hospital on Sunday. The child was admitted to the...

  • Texas County reaches $775,000 deal in Taser case

    CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) — Bastrop County has settled a federal lawsuit for $775,000 with the family of a high school student who suffered a brain injury after a deputy shot him with a Taser. The attorney representing Noe Niño de Rivera said Tuesday the agreement was reached Monday. The county...

  • Jury to get Texas road-rage murder case

    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash. The Brazoria County jury will hear arguments Wednesday before deliberating the murder case of David Barajas...

  • Most Texans since 2008 to travel for Labor Day

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — AAA Texas projects that more than 2.5 million Texans will hit the road or take wing for the Labor Day 2014 holiday. The auto club said in a statement that the projection would be the highest number of Texans traveling for Labor Day since 2008 and a 1.9 percent increase from...



From the Weekly Standard

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  • Scotland the Brave

    If at first you don’t secede, try, try again. This might be the motto of Alex Salmond’s Scottish National party, which since 1934 has been advocating the proposition that Scotland should be an...

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