With funding tight, legislators weigh options on school finance – Texas Tribune

With funding tight, legislators weigh options on school financeTexas TribuneIn the Texas finance system, districts with a wealthier tax base spend local money to help educate students in districts with less property tax money, as part of the “Robin Hood” or “recapture” system. Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath has …and more »

Texas Senate to examine school finance system replacement plans – Community Impact Newspaper

Chron.com Texas Senate to examine school finance system replacement plansCommunity Impact NewspaperAfter appointing the workgroups, state Sen. Jane Nelson asked the school finance-focused group to begin with a clean slate when considering ways to fund public education. State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, was named the chair of the working group.Senate panel orders study of new […]

Trump reverses abortion policy for aid to NGOs – CNN

CNN Trump reverses abortion policy for aid to NGOsCNNWashington (CNN) President Donald Trump signed an executive action on Monday reinstating the so-called Mexico City Policy, which bars international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government …Trump reinstates ban on US funds promoting abortion overseasThe HillTrump Revives Reagan-Era Ban on Use of Foreign […]

President Trump signs order to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership – Washington Post

Washington Post President Trump signs order to withdraw from Trans-Pacific PartnershipWashington PostPresident Trump began recasting America's role in the global economy Monday, canceling an agreement for a sweeping trade deal with Asia that he once called a “potential disaster.” Trump signed the executive order formally ending the United States' …Killing TPP is bad news for Americans, […]

Will Japan allow its Emperor to abdicate? Interim report suggests Akihito could get his hinted wish – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor Will Japan allow its Emperor to abdicate? Interim report suggests Akihito could get his hinted wishChristian Science MonitorA government panel looking into the prospect of Emperor Akihito's abdication suggests that one-time legislation could permit the current emperor to step down from his duties, avoiding any permanent change to the system. Monitor's Best: […]

Trident: Defence Secretary refuses to give test missile details – BBC News

Mirror.co.uk Trident: Defence Secretary refuses to give test missile detailsBBC NewsDefence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has refused to divulge "operational details" of what happened during a Trident test last June. It is reported that a missile went off course, but the government has not confirmed or denied this. Theresa May was told …Why a Missile […]

Sheriff Henderson Thanks Officers Judging SkillsUSA Competition

Sheriff Henderson Thanks Officers Judging SkillsUSA Competition

Conroe, January 21 – Sheriff Rand Henderson thanked and commended the Sheriff’s Department officers who judged the SkillsUSA law enforcement competition at Spring High School on Saturday, January 21, 2017. SkillsUSA is a partnership between students, teachers, and industry to ensure that the United States has a skilled workforce by providing educational programs, events and […]

Let’s Create a Dream Team among Houston Sports Talk Talent – Houston Press

Houston Press Let's Create a Dream Team among Houston Sports Talk TalentHouston PressHouston's sports talk radio scene is a crowded one. Whereas some cities have one or two stations dedicated to sports talk, our city has four – KILT 610 AM, KBME 790 AM, KGOW 1560 AM and KFNC 97.5 FM. Each offers something unique; […]