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Starbucks baristas to get schedule improvements

The story of one employee's daily struggle to plan her life around an unpredictable work schedule prompted a swift response from Starbucks.

Lt. Governor candidate calls for subsidized community college

State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, says the state should pay college students’ tuition and fees for two years if they attend a public community college in the state.

Two El Paso schools designated as new T-STEM Academies by TEA

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 16 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2014-2015 school year.

A&M not troubled by lawmakers' recommendation letters

Recommendation letters written by elected officials and submitted directly to a university president have been a source of controversy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Rio Grande Valley Mayor welcomes National Guard Troops

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal doesn’t mince words when it comes to the specter of National Guard troops soon descending upon his city as part of a controversial state-based border security initiative.

Albuquerque residents spooked by the Grim Reaper

A mystery sighting along the interstate in Albuquerque - on the eve of the Supermoon has many residents spooked. Eyes of passersby were drawn to a dark figure looming over the San Jose Del Rosario Cemetery on Gibson.

Texas mom invents app to control child's phone

For parents of teenagers, not knowing where your child is can be frustrating, even frightening. And giving them a cell phone doesn't always mean they'll answer.

Thousands of people may be dropped from Obamacare

More than 3-hundred-thousand people who signed up for Obamacare could lose coverage unless they can prove they are U.S. citizens or legal residents.

Avoid the 'back-to-school' plague

It's referred to informally among teachers and parents as the "back-to-school" plague -- when the classroom at the start of a new school year is a hot zone for germs.

Rio Grande Valley mayor welcomes National Guard troops

 

Fake IRS callers take $5 million from victims

Just because the filing season is over doesn't mean scammers have stopped preying on taxpayers.

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene remembered as leader, hero during ceremony

He was brilliant, "always two steps ahead of the rest of us." He was tenacious, "a warrior poet who never, ever gave up."

Governor Perry visits National Guard troops

Texas Governor Rick Perry was in Bastrop County Wednesday to check on the progress of his executive order to deploy 1000 Texas National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to help secure the border.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' to resume filming

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is preparing to get back to work.

Texas runaway lives inside local Walmart for more than 2 days

A missing East Texas child made national headlines after it was learned he had been hiding inside a local Walmart for days.