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New bill would allow students to graduate without passing STAAR tests

AUSTIN (KXAN) — In March, lawmakers passed a bill that would allow high school seniors to graduate despite failing a standardized test.

The bill would also create committees to examine a student’s attendance and grades where members could vote to exempt the students from the requirement. 115 more words

News

Put Down Your Weapon and Be a Democrat

I tuned in yesterday for the part of the debate on the House floor over HB910, the House’s version of legislation that would allow holders of concealed handgun licenses to carry their guns openly, a.k.a. 895 more words

Politics

Let's play a game called: What's that tree in my yard?

We are looking into doing some landscaping in our backyard. This means I’ve been spending more time in my yard observing the area, trying to gather up ideas. 104 more words

Austin

Fort Parker State Park 10K

The walk started at the pavilion right next to the lake.

Ed registering for the event.

Walk heads out across the lagoon on a pontoon bridge. 174 more words

Volksmarching

Here's a chance to do something

A post on this blog back in January described the troubling history of Confederate Heroes Day in Texas. Now, you have a chance to do something about it. 171 more words

Neo-Confederate

Houston's Astrodome was the 'eighth wonder of the world' when it opened

Fifty years old, can the vast, abandoned Houston Astrodome find unlikely redemption as one of the world’s largest indoor parks?

Architecture

Whispering Falls Excerpt: The Tornado

It came down like a spinning top. The air was heavy, then darkness fell, finally the atmosphere became an envelope sealed with destruction. The people of North Texas are not strangers to those twisting clouds of madness as most have grown up with them or watched them from afar, gyrating along our flat plains like twirling time bombs. 726 more words

Creative Writing