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More Texas school districts forgoing state board-approved textbooks

|Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

The State Board of Education convenes Tuesday and will vote on social studies books that will likely be used for a decade beginning next September.

4 workers die after chemical leak at Texas plant

|Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Four workers were killed and one was injured Saturday during a hazardous chemical leak at a DuPont industrial plant in suburban Houston, company officials said.

Native American heritage museum opens in Cleburne

| |Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

The Big Bear Native American Museum is the result of more than two years of hard work and fundraising for organizers. Artifacts and exhibits are in a a 2,000-square-foot building shaped like a hogan.

4 workers killed after Houston-area chemical leak

|Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Methyl mercaptan began leaking around 4 a.m. in a unit at the DuPont plant in La Porte, about 20 miles east of Houston.

Texans in Congress vie to lead conservative committee

| |Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

After losing Senate race, Texas Democrat David Alameel is already looking toward 2018.

Driverless cars or not, Texas must plan for transportation

| |Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Texas voters approved dedicating billions of dollars to transportation needs.

Cornyn ascends to No. 2 post in Senate

| |Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Texas’ senior senator, who worked hard to secure a GOP takeover of the Senate, was chosen unanimously by fellow Republican senators in the incoming 114th Congress to be majority whip.

Memos detail dysfunction in Wendy Davis’ campaign

| |Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Staffers warned months before last week’s election defeat that the Fort Worth Democrat’s campaign was “in danger of being embarrassed.”

Southlake lawmaker: ‘There is no race’ for Texas House speaker

| |Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Rep. Giovanni Capriglione angers one Tea Party by predicting Speaker Joe Straus will be re-elected, but his home Tea Party defends him.

Texas fight over slot-machine like devices far from over

| |Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

An appeal challenging this week’s court ruling could come soon in battle over future of new slot-like gambling machines.

Bush 41 and Bush 43 both urging Jeb to run for White House

| |Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

George W. Bush: “I heard (Jeb) say he doesn’t like the idea of a political class, the idea of Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Bush. I said, 'Well, how does this sound? Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Clinton.’”

Freeze descending on DFW area Wednesday morning

| |Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

The big chill dropped temperatures by 40 degrees since Monday.

Castro twins take their place on a national stage

| |Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

San Antonio brothers Joaquin and Julian Castro emerge as the new face of the Democratic Party.

Fort Worth’s ‘sewage sludge’ raises a stink in the country

| |Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014

Trucked-in “biosolids” are a fertilizer as good as gold for farmers. But others who live in the country say the smell is too much to bear.

Cooler weather is on the way to DFW area

| |Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014

Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 30s on Tuesday with the arrival of a cold front.

Outgoing land commissioner headed to radio?

| |Saturday, Nov. 08, 2014

Former first lady Laura Bush shares a pie recipe on her birthday.

Gas prices tumble to $2.75 in Texas

| |Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

Fort Worth motorists are paying the least among metro areas in Texas at $2.63 a gallon, a fuel survey shows.

Cornyn in line for majority whip

| |Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who breezed to re-election by more than 27 percentage points Tuesday and watched Republicans regain majority control of the Senate, is now looking at winning another election: next week’s leadership vote for majority whip.

Davis undone by muddled messages, troubled tactics

| |Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

Things clearly didn’t work out as planned for the Fort Worth Democrat’s political strategists as Davis gets buried by a Republican landslide.

Abbott says he would sign open-carry bill

| |Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

Texas’ next governor starts talking about his postelection agenda immediately after his landslide victory, saying he’d sign a bill allowing qualified Texans to openly carry firearms.