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Texas bill would allow teachers to use deadly force against students

Jan 31, 2015 • Fox News
A proposed bill would allow teachers in Texas to use deadly force against students and be protected from any kind of prosecution. The Teacher's Protection Act would allow these teachers to use force against students or anyone else on school grounds if ... More

Texas wins recruiting battle over A&M, Baylor; lands four-star CB Holton Hill

Jan 30, 2015 • Dallas Morning News (blog)
While Kyler Murray appears to be out of the picture, Texas is not done landing big time prospects just yet. On Friday afternoon, the Longhorns received a verbal commitment from four-star Houston Lamar cornerback Holton Hill. He chose Texas over ... More

TX students forced to drop pants after feces found in gym

Jan 30, 2015 •
GUSTINE, Texas (AP) — Officials say two North Texas school administrators are on leave after elementary students were forced to pull down their pants in class in efforts to find out who left feces in the gym. Parents said the administrators separated ... More

Texas lawmaker demands Muslim visitors take loyalty oath

Jan 29, 2015 • Politico
“The Texas Capitol belongs to all the people of this state, and legislators have a responsibility to treat all visitors just as we expect to be treated — with dignity and respect,” he said in a statement. “Anything else reflects poorly on the entire ... More

"Bill Would Allow Texas Teachers To Kill Students"

Jan 29, 2015 • ThinkProgress
People who are concerned about the use of excessive force by law enforcement may have to deal with another fatal can of worms. If Texas state Rep. Dan Flynn (R) gets his way, teachers will have the right to use deadly force against students in Texas ... More

TX 9-year-old leads homeless food drive

Jan 29, 2015 • WBXH
Taliah Block stocks shelves at the SEARCH food pantry in Houston, TX. The 9-year-old started her own fund drive to buy food for homeless people. (Source: KHOU/CBS). CBS News StoriesCBS News Stories. Paramedics in CO attach bike racks to ... More

Rep to Staff: Ask Muslim Visitors to Pledge Allegiance

Jan 29, 2015 • Texas Tribune
Freshman state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, is not in Austin today to celebrate Texas Muslim Capitol Day. But she left instructions for the staff in her Capitol office on how to handle visitors who are, including asking them to declare allegiance to the ... More

Gov. Abbott declares Feb. 2 'Chris Kyle Day' in Texas

Jan 30, 2015 • KHOU
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says he is declaring Feb. 2 as "Chris Kyle Day" in Texas to honor the late U.S. serviceman whose life is depicted in the blockbuster film "American Sniper." Abbott made the announcement Friday while speaking ... More


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