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Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston man has been arrested after he was allegedly caught trying to plant explosives on a Confederate statue at a Houston park, authorities said Monday.
University of Texas in Austin removes Confederate statues
Ted Cruz campaign ramps up with tour across Texas
Norman Rockwell painting sells for $1.6 million at auction
DALLAS (AP) -- A rendering by Norman Rockwell of one of his best known paintings has sold at auction for $1.6 million.
Confederate flag no longer waves at Six Flags Over Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Confederate flag will no longer wave at Six Flags Over Texas. Instead, the Dallas-area theme park will fly six American flags.
The Dallas Morning News publisher Jim Moroney to receive award from Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
Jim Moroney, publisher of The Dallas Morning News and chief executive officer of the A. H. Belo Corporation, is the recipient of the 2017 James Madison Award presented by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.
Texas police chiefs start adapting to sanctuary cities law
HOUSTON (AP) -- Even as a new Texas law targeting so-called sanctuary cities remains in legal limbo, police chiefs and sheriffs are making changes to comply, rewriting training manuals and withdrawing policies that prevented officers from asking people whether they are in the United States illegally.
Texas Senate advances scaled-back school finance plan
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Senate has advanced a once-sweeping school finance plan, but only after scaling it back so much that it will only offer about $500 million in extra funding for some school districts statewide and teacher retirement.
Austin College board names new president
During his four years at the private college with a student body of approximately 1,600 undergraduates and 200 graduate students, he also has served as interim vice president of advancement and special assistant to the president.