Football playoffs in Texas can mean big trip expenses for school districts with winning teams

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Brad Loper / Special to the Star-Telegram

Arlington sent four high school teams to West Texas this month for bi-district playoff games.

Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry

Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh — capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.

Fort Worth man arrested in child porn case placed in federal custody

A 28-year-old Fort Worth man was found with thousands of images of child porn, and his 17-year-old “son” posed as a sixth-grader, Hurst police say.

Amid criticism, Texas fails to OK new textbooks

The Texas Board of Education couldn't muster the votes late Tuesday to grant preliminary approval for new history and social studies textbooks for classrooms across the nation's second-largest state, failing to act amid stinging criticism of the proposed books from both the right and left.

Haltom High students accidentally started fire, officials said

Two students were taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation after theater students accidentally started a fire Tuesday afternoon, officials said.