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The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas House Trying School Finance Fix Amid Court Fight

The Texas House is launching an ambitious attempt to fix the troubled way the state pays for public schools without waiting for the conclusion of a bitter, ongoing court battle.

03/25/2015

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Concerned Texans Gathering In Austin To Protest Toll Roads

People from across Texas are going to be in Austin today calling on elected officials for toll road reform.

03/23/2015

A student raises her hand during class. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

Judge Declares Public School Financing System Unconstitutional

It’s the ruling heard across the state that will affect millions of school children.

08/28/2014

Mugshot of Texas Governor Rick Perry. (credit: Travis County Sheriff’s Office)

Governor Perry Calls Charges Unconstitutional, Asks Judge To Dimiss Case

Governor Perry vows to fight every chance he gets. On Monday, his lawyers put it in writing. They filed a 60 page motion to dismiss the felony charges against him calling state statutes overly vague and unconstitutional.

CBS 11–08/25/2014

Patches of ice are seen in front of the Dallas skyline on December 6, 2013. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Cities Deal With Ice Storm Debt After FEMA Denies Claims

December’s ice storm left North Texas battered and bruised. Now we’ve learned we’ve been left out in the cold again — footing all the repair bills.

CBSDFW.COM–04/22/2014

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Survey: Critical Shortage In Funding For Domestic Violence Survivors

A survey released today by the National Network to End Domestic Violence shows domestic violence programs across Texas have a critical shortage of funds and staff to assist victims in need of services.

03/06/2014

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Crowdfunding Website Kickstarter.com Hacked

Users are being advised to change their passwords after crowdfunding platform website Kickstarter.com was recently hacked.

02/15/2014

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Schools: Texas’ Public Education Funding Still ‘Broken’

The 600-plus school districts suing Texas say the way the state pays for public education is ‘constitutionally and fundamentally broken.’

02/07/2014

A student writes during a school lesson on September 4, 2003. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Expert: More Money Didn’t Close Texas School Funding Gap

An expert has told Texas’ school finance trial that a $3-plus billion boast in state funding hasn’t closed the nearly $1,300 gap in per-student funding between school districts in rich and poor areas.

01/27/2014

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Dog Park Improvement $$ Sparks City Hall Debate

Discussion went to the dogs Wednesday at Dallas City Hall — literally. An ordinance approving $946,000 for improvements at a city dog park set off a debate on whether that kind of investment is appropriate in tough time.

CBS 11–01/08/2014

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Local Arts Council Sharing Keys To Success With Capitol Hill

The head of the Fort Worth’s Arts Council is in Washington D.C. to share a survival story. The arts community in Fort Worth managed to avoid deep budget cuts by creating harmony with a cash-strapped city government.

CBS 11–11/19/2013

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House Attempts To Approve Transportation Funding

The Texas House is expected to work towards approving a new funding mechanism that would make about $900 million a year available for highways and bridges.

07/18/2013

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