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Education, College Student

Report: Texas truancy policies are inconsistent, unfair

A new report calls truancy policies in Texas a "flawed and inequitable patchwork" that led to the criminal prosecution of 115,000 children for not going to school in 2013.
   

Icy Roads

Flights canceled, some schools close amid Texas winter storm

Thousands of students in Texas have a day off after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow, canceled hundreds of flights and left roads icy.

More than 60 men arrested in Texas prostitution sting

Houston police set up a fake modeling studio in a prostitution sting that has led to the arrest of more than 60 alleged male clients.

STAAR testing across the Big Country

Abilene ISD snow days a small setback for STAAR test preparations

The annual STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test is quickly approaching for local schools.

Burning cross left outside Texas church

Investigators are trying to determine who left a burning cross outside a Central Texas church.

Texas deputy constable charged with online solicitation

A Central Texas law enforcement officer has been charged with online solicitation after allegedly trying to meet a girl for sex.

Woman dies after being struck by Houston METRORail train

Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being struck by a Houston METRORail train in an accident not at a crosswalk.
    
Metro police say the 23-year-old woman died Monday night at a hospital. Her name wasn't immediately released.
    
Police say the woman was struck while apparently trying to walk across some tracks in an area near downtown Houston.
    
Investigators are trying to determine whether she was wearing headphones at the time of the accident.

Abilene ISD responds to ex-superintendent, legal counsel search warrants

Ex-Abilene Independent School District Superintendent Heath Burns and Mark Neal, AISD's associate superintendent of legal and human resources, had to give up their cell phones to police on Wednesday, February 25.

Eusebio DeLeon

Reward increased to $10,000 for Texas 'Most Wanted' fugitive

The reward for Eusebio DeLeon, 42, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of March. DeLeon is wanted for murder and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Nina Pham

Texas nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system

A 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked.

Video: Your Latest Forecast

KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Clear but freezing again tonight

After low 20s Friday morning a warming trend begins

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