Dallas Officials 'Commit' To Public EducationA new campaign in Dallas, backed by powerful public officials, is targeting broader investment in public education, from cradle to eventual career.
Area Doctor Prepares Study Linking K2 With Teen Heart AttacksK2, the controversial form of synthetic marijuana that sparked outrage among parents and lawmakers during the last legislative session, is back in the news as a North Texas doctor prepares a study linking the briefly legal drug to heart attacks in teens.
State Sen. Florence Shapiro Won't Seek Reelection State Sen. Florence Shapiro says she won't seek re-election next year.
State Agency Cites Frisco Battery Plant For ViolationsInvestigators revealed numerous violations against Exide Technologies in a report Tuesday, alleging the battery recycling plant exhibited lapses in employee training and did not properly discharge of hazardous waste.
State Budget Includes Cash For Improving Area RoadsThe state budget includes $856 million that will help build new bridges and improve roads to relieve congestion throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.
Senate Republicans Vow Not To Waver From Education CutsState Sen. Wendy Davis (D –Fort Worth) knows she's drawn some scowls from colleagues for leading the move to block an education funding package and force overtime after the 82nd Legislative Session came to a formal end. But Republican lawmakers vow not to waver from their cuts.
Frisco Plant Agrees To Reduce Lead EmissionsExide Technologies has struck an agreement with the City of Frisco to significantly reduce lead emissions from its battery recycling plant.‬
Frisco Plant Fails Federal Standards, Citizen Group Wants It GoneA new citizen’s group is targeting a battery recycling plant that is emitting lead into the air.
Crisis In The Classroom: 'Worst Case Scenario' Sends Districts ScramblingOn Jan. 18, school district officials got their first view of the preliminary state budget for 2012-2013 and noticed a gaping hole where revenue for public education is usually assigned: $9.3 billion was chopped out of it.
Texas Enters 82nd Legislative Session With $15 Billion ShortfallOn Monday, the day before state lawmakers are sworn in for the 82nd Legislative Session, Comptroller Susan Combs announced Texas faces a $15 billion budget shortfall.

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