History books spark new Texas classroom battle

Texas History Textbooks

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The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation's Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases.

Time to honor Tim Cole

A bronze statue honoring Fort Worth’s Tim Cole will be unveiled in Lubbock before family, friends and politicians.

Artist's housing efforts earn him genius label

Rick Lowe's cellphone wouldn't stop ringing. He ignored the calls from area code 312 and a number he did not recognize.

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Aledo’s campus police have military rifles, but they’re going back

Officials in the Parker County school district say they will return weapons to the Department of Defense.

Accusations fly in the race for Texas governor

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis each claim their opponent is trying to draw attention away from improper political moves.

Texas voters face a much longer ballot in November

The governor’s race is the tip of an electoral iceberg that includes everything from street and school bonds to statewide transportation funding.

New study links water contamination in Parker County to gas drilling

Scientist hopes study leads to additional testing of water wells in Parker County.