Are Texas Kids Failing? Or Are the Tests Rigged?

Feb 20, 2019 By Mimi Swartz

Over the last few years, something strange has been happening in Texas classrooms. Accomplished teachers who knew their kids were reading on grade level by virtually all other measures were seeing those same kids fail the STAAR, the infamous State of Texas Assessments Readiness test. The effect on students was predictable: kids who were diligently doing their homework and making good grades in class were suddenly told they were failing… Read Story

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Is the World Ready for Dell 3.0?

Feb 20, 2019 By Loren Steffy

Michael Dell has transformed the stodgy computer manufacturer that bears his name into a nimble data-management outfit. He’s hoping that's enough to bring the pride of Round Rock back to its former glory.

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Aug 2, 2016 By Pamela Colloff

At 11:48 a.m. on August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman began firing his rifle from the top of the University of Texas Tower at anyone and everyone in his sights. At 1:24 p.m., he was gunned down himself. The lives of the people who witnessed the sniper’s spree firsthand would never be the same again.

The Texanhood of George H. W. Bush

Jan 2, 2019 By Mimi Swartz

He built an oil empire, revitalized the state’s Republican party, gave rise to a political dynasty, and forever changed the Lone Star State. Yet the question dogged him his entire life: Was he a real Texan or merely a Yankee transplant?

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By Skip Hollandsworth

Jeff Henry often said that his goal in life was to make customers of his family’s legendary water parks happy—“to put a smile on their faces, to give them a thrill or two.” It was a beautiful vision. Until it went horribly wrong.

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How Texan are you?

Feb 4, 2019 By TM Promotions

Texas Independence Day is right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than to test your Texan-ness? Questions range from pop culture to geography to history, but are all centered around one thing- Texas. Read Story