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We Knew It All Along — First North Americans Were Texans

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. 

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New Textbooks Are on Chopping Block in the State Budget Crisis

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.

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Texas Teachers Protest Cutting Education Funds to Balance Budget

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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State Senator: Ticketing Students Is Wrong Way to Discipline

A State Senator from Houston says issuing tickets to misbehaving students actually does more harm than good, and it's time to find more fair and effective ways to discipline them.

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Lawmaker Says Proposed Budget Cuts Could Kill Public Schools

A Houston state representative has introduced a school funding bill he says he won't vote for because it would sink public education in Texas.

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Texas Forestry Museum Opens New Classroom and Learning Lab

The popular Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin has opened a new classroom and learning laboratory to teach young people about the forest products industry and its importance to the economy of east Texas.

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Rep. White Vows to Eliminate Disparities in School Funding

Calling the current school funding system illegal, indefensible and even immoral, State Rep. James White (R-Hillister) has promised he will do everything he can to change it and make it more fair for small property-poor school districts.

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Lufkin Gets New Pre-School Child Development Center

The Early Head Start program uses federal funding to serve low income children from birth to 36 months in addition to its established Head Start program, which serves children ages 3 to 5.

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