The state budget bill just passed by the Texas House would cut state funding of public schools by $8 billion dollars. Every school district in the state would be affected. School districts in Angelina County would lose $1 million each, and local school officials say they're worried.
The place north of Tyler is called Camp Ford. During the Civil War, or the War of Northern Aggression, as it's remembered in these parts, it was one of many prisoner of war camps set up across the south by the Confederate Army.
The oldest confirmed site of human habitation in the Americas has been found at a dig just north of Austin, and it's forcing scientists to rethink theories on who the first North Americans were, where they came from and how they got here.
In addition to losing teachers, Texas schools could also lose new textbooks in the legislature's struggle to balance the state budget, and it's turning into a tug of war between the legislature and the State Board of Education.
Thousands of Texas teachers are expected to gather in Austin tomorrow to protest cutting public school funding to balance the state budget. They say Governor Rick Perry doesn't appear to care that thousands of jobs could be lost.
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