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State board wants calculators out of grade schoolers' hands

Austin — Texas schoolchildren should not use calculators until they learn to work through math problems the old-fashioned way — on paper, State Board of Education members said Thursday.

Man sought in Colorado prostitution case arrested in Houston

Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A Colorado man who led a lavish lifestyle authorities said was based on prostitution was in custody in Houston after his arrest by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force.

Small plane sinks into Gulf; no sign of pilot

Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A pilot flying a Cessna across the Gulf of Mexico stopped responding to radio calls including those from two F-15 aviators who flew alongside and monitored the plane for hours as it made a cor

3 killed in Texas cockfight shooting

Gunmen opened fire at an illegal cockfighting ring in southern Texas early Thursday morning, killing three people and wounding at least eight, the Hidalgo County sheriff's office told CNN.

UPDATE: Small plane with unresponsive pilot crashes into Gulf

A small plane that had circled the Gulf of Mexico with an apparently unresponsive pilot Thursday morning has crashed, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Christopher O'Neil says.

Officials: Woman accused in slaying, baby's abduction had recent miscarriage

CNN — A registered nurse accused of killing a Texas mother in a parking lot and stealing her 3-day-old son had suffered a miscarriage and believed she needed to show her fiancé that she had a child, authorities said Wednesday.

Doctor: exercise helps reduce stress during tax deadline

BROWNSVILLE — A South Texas heart doctor and personal trainer have some tips to stay calm and collective during the stressful tax deadline.

Gov. Perry: Keep Critical Disaster Recovery Air Assets in Texas

TEXAS — Gov. Rick Perry, along with members of the Texas Congressional Delegation and Texas Legislature, continued urging the Department of Defense to overturn a decision by the U.S.

Medical board adopts controversial stem cell rules

TEXAS — The Texas Medical Board today approved controversial new rules on the use of adult stem cells that have raised concerns over the possibility that Texans could receive therapies that have not yet been proven to work and that could

Joining Forces campaign working to hire vets

According to First Lady Michelle Obama, if there's one thing veterans and their families can learn about the Joining Forces campaign, it's that "we are grateful and it's important for you to know that you live in a grateful nat