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Fate of Armstrong double-murder case in limbo after Harris County judge declares second mistrial

Posted on · The Harris County District Attorney's Office has not indicated whether it will pursue a third trial after jurors could not agree whether to convict Antonio Armstrong Jr. of murdering his parents when he was a teenager in 2016.

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Houston ISD sees sharp declines in math and reading performance, along with rest of country, in first national assessment test since pandemic

Posted on · The National Assessment of Educational Progress, conducted this year for the first time since 2019, found that student achievement declined across the country in math and reading. The results were similar in HISD, one of the participating urban districts in the study.

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Families of Astroworld Festival victims reach settlements in wrongful death lawsuits nearly one year after tragedy

Posted on · The family of Axel Acosta, one of the 10 people who died at the outdoor concert on Nov. 5, 2021, reached a settlement with event organizer Live Nation, headlining performer Travis Scott and others, according to their attorney. The family of 16-year-old Brianna Rodriguez has reportedly reached a settlement as well.