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House passes Rep. Ratcliffe bill to punish possession of deadly substances

Rep. John Ratcliffe’s bipartisan legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives on July 10 to criminalize the possession of certain deadly substances. The Effective...

UT-Austin will provide free tuition to undergrad students with family incomes below $65,000 starting in 2020

Seeking to make college more affordable, the University of Texas will use some of its oil money to dramatically expand the financial aid it...

Texas game wardens crack down on BUI this Fourth of July weekend

As boaters head out to Texas waterways for the Fourth of July holiday, Texas Game Wardens and thousands of law enforcement officers will be...

With conflicting budget estimates, will Texas teachers get the pay raises they anticipated?

When state lawmakers passed their landmark $11.6 billion school finance law in late May, school employees were eager to see how mandatory raises would...

Six heat hacks to stay safe this summer at Texas state parks

Last year, Texas’ temperatures soared to record highs and staff at more than 40 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sites handled 134 incidents relating...