Although there’s little indication Texas teachers will go on strike as their colleagues in other states have done, Texas educators have long been unhappy with how the Legislature funds public school, affecting their pay and benefits. Click Here to read the full story.
The designer of Schlitterbahn’s “Verruckt” water slide was taken into custody at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Monday night. The water park company’s co-owner Jeffrey Henry is accused of rushing the world’s tallest waterslide into service and the designer, John Schooley is accused of shoddy planning. Click Here to read the full story.
Ethan Couch, who as a 16-year-old driver drunkenly struck and killed four pedestrians but dodged prison after suggesting at trial that his irresponsibility was a result of his entitled upbringing, walked free Monday after serving almost two years in a Texas jail on a probation violation. Click Here to read the full story.
Texas is seeking approval from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to opt in to a federal law that would shorten the appeals process for death row inmates, allowing the state to execute prisoners faster. Click Here to read the full story.