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Houston Matters for Friday, April 12, 2013

Posted on · The last day of Alex Brown's life began like many others. The 17 year old Seagraves High School senior hopped in her truck, and began the drive to her Lubbock, Texas-area school. Along the way, she began texting, a distraction which led to her rolling her truck. She was ejected from the vehicle and died. […]

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North Forest part 2

Posted on · For years, the North Forest Independent School District has struggled. Just 66 percent of students there finish high school. So, the Texas Education Agency last year ordered that, unless there was significant improvement within the year, North Forest would be closed. This week, the TEA upheld that decision, and announced North Forest will merge with […]


Milestone in Texas History

Posted on · July Fourth...Texas style. March 2nd marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence. A ceremony was held at Houston City Hall to mark the milestone. Pat Hernandez has more.


Texas Voting Rights Ruling

Posted on · In an important decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a small central Texas water district can be exempted from a major provision of the Federal Voting Rights Act. Jim Bell reports.


A Makeover for the Texas Driver License

Posted on · Your Texas driver license is getting a makeover. Rod Rice reports the Department of Public Safety says the new card will have a new look and enhanced security features.