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These students were among the thousands at the Texas State Capitol on March 12, 2011 to protest budget cuts being made to public schools. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

Texas Teachers Rally For Funding In Austin

Teachers across North Texas are not ready for their Spring Break vacations just yet. They are getting ready to march on Austin to fight for more money and better safety for their schools.

03/11/2013

In this photo illustration, a man refuels his car. (credit: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Texas Gas Prices Down 5 Cents

Gas prices across Texas have slipped 5 cents this week, as some travelers prepare for spring vacations. AAA Texas reported the average price at the pump is $3.58 per gallon.

03/06/2013

Karen Borta

Borta’s Blog: Why I’m Becoming My Mother

I recently had one of those moments, when I was talking to my now-teenage daughter about going to Six Flags unsupervised, and I realized that I have officially become my mother.

CBS 11–03/05/2013

A police officer conducts a field sobriety test during a DUI traffic stop. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

DPS Troopers Out In Force Friday For Spring Break

Texas troopers will be out in force on Friday at the start of spring break as part of an increased effort against drunken driving.

03/05/2013

Felix Velasquez Jr. arrest photo left; most wanted photo right. (credit: Texas Dept. of Public Safety)

Fugitive Arrested For South Padre Student Attack

Law enforcement officials have captured one of Texas’ Most Wanted — a man wanted for his involvement in the South Padre Island beating of North Texas college student Derek “D.J.” Madrigal.

05/16/2012

A crowd gathers in front of the stage during a taping for MTV Spring Break on the beach in Cancun, Mexico. (credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Mexico: Spring Breakers Came Despite Texas Warning

Mexico is taking a rare opportunity to tweak neighboring Texas, saying the number of U.S. spring breakers visiting Mexico this year rose 7.2 percent despite a travel warning issued.

05/01/2012

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Student Attacked In South Padre Visits Local College

Derek Madrigal received a hero’s welcome when he walked into Brookhaven College Tuesday morning. The visit was bittersweet since he had to withdraw for the semester, to focus on recovering from a vicious beating that happened in South Padre.

04/17/2012

Derik Madrigal of Dallas

Dallas Student Wants To Move On From His Beating On The Beach

A 21-year-old Dallas student says he doesn’t want to dwell on his nine stab wounds and punctured lung suffered at the hands of a vicious mob.

03/29/2012

A crowd gathers in front of the stage during a taping for MTV Spring Break on the beach in Cancun, Mexico. (credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Spring Break

Spring Break has come and gone without any weather disasters or trips to the hospital, and for the Rogers family, this is a noteworthy accomplishment.

03/27/2012

Derik Madrigal of Dallas

Dallas Family Seeks Justice In Spring Break Beating Of Student

It was relentless and brutal, and it was all captured on cell-phone video. Derek Madrigal of Dallas is recovering in a hospital after he was stabbed nine times and beaten with coolers.

03/22/2012

Giant Cab

Monster Truck-Style Cab For South Texas Beaches

A big-wheeled taxi inspired by monster-style trucks has been making the sandy rounds at a Texas beach.

03/15/2012

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Texas DPS Ups Anti-DWI Efforts During Spring Break

The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased anti-DWI efforts during spring break.

03/12/2012

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