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Texas students face new STAAR test this week

EL PASO --- Thousands of students across the state of Texas will be taking the new Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR starting Monday.

Texas AG in D.C. to challenge health care law

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is in Washington, D.C., for three days of U.S. Supreme Court arguments on the challenge to the Obama Administration's federal health care reform law.

Upcoming hurricane season could be quieter than normal

STORMTRACKER33 — With just over two months to go before the 2012 hurricane season begins, the first preaseason predictions have been released.

Wildlife refuge emerges from former ammo plant

Bill Stephenson’s boots click-clicked Saturday as he crossed a former railroad trellis in the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, but that wasn’t the sound he heard in his mind.

Students taking the new, more rigorous STAAR exams Monday

Monday will be the first time students take the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness which by all accounts are tougher and harder to fake your way through than the old achievement tests.

Tejano Monument dedication set for Thursday

At Thursday's long-awaited dedication of the Tejano Monument at the Capitol, hundreds of schoolchildren will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and the descendants of pioneer Tejano settlers will unveil some of the 10 pieces of the massive gran

Conditions right for major allergy season

The Longview News Journal is reporting: The mild winter and recent rains have led to a profusion of blooming blossoms in East Texas.

No injuries or damage reported after unmanned locomotive incident

Officials say an train locomotive left a train station in Palestine and travelled to Jacksonville Sunday evening -- while unmanned.

Man dies after aircraft crashes in East Texas

Nacogdoches Sheriff's department tells KETK that a personal aircraft was forced into some trees shortly after take-off near FM 95.

2012 Hope Open raises money for adoptions

Last year the 2012 Hope Open raised 50-thousand dollars for Living Alternatives, and organizers tell KFXK that they had already hit that mark before today even got started.