A new campaign in Dallas, backed by powerful public officials, is targeting broader investment in public education, from cradle to eventual career.
K2, 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 says she won’t seek re-election next year.
Investigators 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.
The state budget includes $856 million that will help build new bridges and improve roads to relieve congestion throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.
State 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.
Exide Technologies has struck an agreement with the City of Frisco to significantly reduce lead emissions from its battery recycling plant.
A new citizen’s group is targeting a battery recycling plant that is emitting lead into the air.
On 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.
On 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.