AUSTIN (AP) — Barbara Cargill's nomination for a second term as chairwoman of the State Board of Education is headed to the full Texas Senate for consideration.
Gov. Rick Perry appointed Cargill in 2011, but the Senate wasn't in session. Now Perry has reappointed her, and the Nomination Committee voted Monday to refer it to the full chamber.
The Senate voted to reject board chairs in 2007 and 2009. But Monday's vote makes Cargill's confirmation more likely.
A Republican from The Woodlands and ex-biology teacher, Cargill has voted to require that "weaknesses" in the theory of evolution be taught in Texas schools.
The board's fight over evolution and intelligent design in science curriculum made national headlines in 2009. That's when it adopted standards encouraging public schools to scrutinize "all sides" of scientific theory.
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An 8-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Leander ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the state. Their latest demographic report shows a shift in the type of families moving into the district.
University of Texas System regents say they're planning to discuss the employment of Austin campus President Bill Powers, who has sparred with lawmakers and critics over his job in recent years.
Two people were robbed at gunpoint at an East Austin apartment complex Monday evening.
Because of her position as Travis County District Attorney, the deputies who arrested, booked, and restrained Rosemary Lehmberg last April admit they were worried her threats were legitimate.
In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.