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    1. A timeline of Texas' 30 years of school finance legal fights

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsAug 30 07:32 AM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawsuit challenging how Texas pays for its public schools will soon reach the state Supreme Court — the sixth time since 1984. Here's a look at major milestones in 30-plus years of legal battles:

    2. Freshmen push into Texas lineup for No. 11 Notre Dame

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsAug 31 02:12 PM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Charlie Strong lived up to his word: If a Texas freshman could beat out a veteran in training camp, they would earn a starting spot.

    3. University of Texas removes Jefferson Davis statue

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsAug 30 11:29 AM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group.

    4. Google is bringing its prototype self-driving cars to Austin, Texas, for a road test.

    5. Slow-moving school finance case heads to Texas Supreme Court

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsAug 30 07:32 AM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ninth-graders who were barely a month into high school when Texas' latest school finance trial began in 2012 are now entering their senior year.

    6. Texas business group head questions school graduation rates

      San Antonio Express-NewsAug 30 11:32 AM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The head of a key Texas business group criticized the state's high school graduation rate as inflated and unsound, questioning a statistic that is a point of pride for state officials. Texas Association of Business president Bill Hammond told The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1MW3Umn ) that public schools can manipulate the statistics they give to the Texas Education ...

    7. Daniel J. Graeber AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Texas energy regulator said total crude oil production for June, the last full month for complete data, was up around 12 percent year-on-year.

    8. Amy R. Connolly AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The University of Texas-Austin removed a statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate states, Sunday.

    9. Latest Texas school finance case reaches state Supreme Court

      San Antonio Express-NewsAug 31 10:47 PM

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawyers for 600-plus Texas school districts are set to tell the state Supreme Court that classroom funding is inadequate and unfairly distributed via a "hopelessly broken" system. The state attorney general's office will counter that funding mechanisms aren't perfect but meet Texas constitutional standards.

    10. AUSTIN, Texas – A statue of the president of the secessionist pro-slavery southern states was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group.

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