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Barbara Bush Believed Literacy Could Cure Other Ills

(AP) – Barbara Bush came up with the idea of focusing on literacy as first lady during a jog in 1978, the year her husband considered his first run for president.  While running, Bush realized that teaching more people to read could help decrease other major problems. In March 1989, mere weeks after moving into […]

Southwest And Engine Manufacturer Disagree Over Timing Of Inspections

(Dallas, TX) — Southwest Airlines disagrees with the manufacturer of the engine that blew up earlier this week over how long an inspection of the engines should have taken. A federal rule that would have called for inspection of fan blades within the engines proposed a time frame of 18 months to get the job […]

Man Allegedly Shot By His Mother ID’d

(San Antonio, TX) — The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office is identifying a man who police say was fatally shot by his mother Wednesday night. Police say 31-year-old Jared Brown reportedly went to a home on Valley Trails, shouted at his mother, and started choking his sister. Brown’s mother allegedly shot him in the chest […]

Cop Saves 18-Wheeler Driver From Explosion

A man is alive after a Houston police officer pulled him from a burning 18-wheeler. The big rig exploded Friday morning on southbound I-45 near West Gulf Bank following a seven vehicle accident. It all started when a pickup blew a tire, then was hit by five other vehicles. The tractor trailer’s driver attempted to […]

Willacy County Wind Farm Up And Running

A new wind energy production site in Willacy County is up and running. County Judge Aurelio Guerra says the news is quite important because most of the employees at the site near Raymondville are local, not from out of town. Additionally, the new wind farm has over 70 windmills capable of producing energy to provide […]

Syrian Forces Retake Town After Rebels Depart

(AP) -Syrian state media says government forces have retaken control of a town in northeast Damascus after rebels departed to north Syria. Al-Ikhbariya TV showed footage of residents welcoming security forces into Dumayr after the last busload of Army of Islam rebels and their family members left to Jarablus, a town in north Syria.  Jarablus […]

UN, Parties Discuss Chem Watchdog Work In Syria

(AP) – The U.N. spokesman says discussions are taking place in Syria’s capital with all key parties on security arrangements for inspectors from the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog to visit the site of a suspected chemical attack in Douma. Stephane Dujarric told reporters at U.N. headquarters Thursday that “due to the volatility” of the situation […]

Prosecutor: Prince Didn’t Know Pills Counterfeit

(AP) – The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died says he’s filing no criminal charges in the musician’s death. The announcement Thursday from Carver County Attorney Mark Metz means the state’s investigation into how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him is closed. It came hours after documents revealed a doctor accused of […]

Weekly Jobless Total Falls To 232,000

America’s jobless total is down slightly. Today’s report from the Labor Department shows 232-thousand people filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week. That’s a thousand fewer than the week before and basically in line with what analysts were expecting. The biggest increases in claims were in New Jersey, Texas, New York, Arizona, and California. […]

Great Hearts Texas Apologizes For Slavery Homework

A Texas public charter schools network is apologizing after an American History teacher asked students to reflect the differing sides of slavery. Great Hearts Texas Superintendent Aaron Kindel says the Monte Vista North teacher was wrong for telling 8th graders they needed to look at the positive and negative impacts of slavery. Kindel swears there’s […]