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A timeline of Texas school finance court battles

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Here's a look at major dates in Texas' school finance debate:

Dinosaur tracks send scientists back in time

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

It walked slowly along the tidal flat, looking for something to eat that might have washed up on the shoreline. To its right were the sounds of the surf and the ancestral Gulf of Mexico. To its left was a dense forest.

Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer.

Retail gasoline prices drop 2 cents across Texas

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend.

Guns found at Galveston jail facility

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The Galveston County sheriff's office says they discovered two unloaded handguns on top of an 18-foot-tall shed at a facility used for an inmate work program.

Hospital's patient care draws federal scrutiny

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Federal authorities have determined that staff at a Dallas hospital endangered a patient in their care, marking the third time the hospital has been cited since promising to reform its psychiatric services.

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough?

Masked gunmen kill 2 in San Antonio

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

San Antonio police say two masked gunmen are suspected of kicking in the door of an apartment and then shooting to death two people in their bedroom.

Highway department backs off billboard proposal

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The Texas Department of Transportation is backing off a proposal to raise the height of billboards following hundreds of public comments from people who opposed the plan, an agency spokesman said.

Man indicted in Central Texas police chief's death

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

A 57-year-old man who formerly worked in law enforcement has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a police chief in the small Central Texas town of Little River-Academy.