Spring Break

A police official conducts a field sobriety test at a DUI traffic checkpoint on June 4, 2007. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas Troopers Ready For Spring Break

The Texas Department of Public Safety said that increased patrols began on Friday and will run through March 23, to help keep travelers safe during spring break.

03/07/2014

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Best Long Weekend Trips For College Students

Cancun, Mexico, Las Vegas and South Beach Miami are among the best long weekend trips for college students.

10/29/2013

Students relax on the lawns of a university campus. (credit: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

Pros And Cons Of Campus Visits During Spring Break

Parents might have enjoyed the splashing sounds of Frog Fountain but they were missing the sounds of student life. Its the university’s spring break too. And visitors here and at colleges around the country are only seeing the campuses, not the schools’ culture.

03/12/2013

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Stings Target Businesses Selling Alcohol To Minors

The state of Texas has a warning for students trying to buy alcohol while on Spring Break this week. Officials with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission are planning to conduct a minimum of 600 undercover stings.

CBSDFW.COM–03/11/2013

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Spring Break Crowds Expected At Fort Worth Zoo

Huge crowds are expected to pack the Fort Worth Zoo this week, but visitors this year will have to deal with even more traffic problems than usual.

03/11/2013

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

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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

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