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Great Woman of Texas; Stacie McDavid

“I’ve always been a maverick in a number of ways,” says businesswoman and philanthropist Stacie McDavid.

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Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.

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Fort Worth Thanksgiving schedule announced

Thanksgiving closures have been announced, with most Fort Worth city offices – including City Hall – set to close Thursday Nov.27 and Friday Nov. 28 for the holiday, according to a city news release.

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Hope Lancarte of Joe T. Garcia's dies

Hope Lancarte, who ran her father's restaurant, Joe T. Garcia’s, for decades, died Thursday morning.. She was 86.

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Earthquake hits on Saturday near Irving

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night, according to the United State Geological survey.

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Round 2: Texas school finance case back in court


WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Call it Texas' school finance trial, round 2.

State District Judge John Dietz begins hearing new testimony Tuesday in Austin nearly a year after declaring the Texas school finance system unconstitutional.

At issue this time is whether $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer will alter his February 2013 finding.

Lawmakers also reduced from 15 to five the number of standardized tests high school students must pass to graduate.

Some 600-plus Texas school districts originally sued the state after 2011 after the Legislature cut $5.4 billion in public education funding.

Dietz wants evidence of how the changes affect his findings added to the court record for a Texas Supreme Court review when his ruling is appealed.

 

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