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In response to a letter sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath on Jan. 11, the TEA last week issued its draft of a plan to improve special education programs in school districts throughout the state.

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Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special-purpose taxing districts will receive $709.2 million in sales tax allocations in January, according to a news release from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

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Eighty Oncor employees, including two area workers, are headed to Puerto Rico as part of an effort to restore power to the island following Hurricane Maria’s landfall in September, according to area manager Karl Green.

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A bus transporting 25 “offenders” headed to Abilene from Gatesville caught fire Wednesday afternoon, but no injuries were reported and all were safely removed, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark.

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The flight-tracking site FlightAware reported nearly 5,000 canceled flights across the United States, including more than two-thirds of flights in and out of New York City and Boston airports.

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  • By Kyle Blankenship and Josh Sullivan | Herald staff writers
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With the filing deadline for the November 2018 Texas House District 54 election closed, candidates for the seat are getting a good look at the competition.

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  • By Brandon Formby, The Texas Tribune
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HOUSTON — Federal officials narrowed the possible paths for a Dallas-Houston bullet train down to one likely route Friday, providing an unknown number of rural Texans the most definitive answer so far as to whether their land will be in the path of the controversial project.

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SALADO — As the holiday travel season picks up, local officials are reminding motorists to keep an eye out for law enforcement officers, first responders, tow trucks and construction vehicles that may be stopped on highways.

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Texas District 59 Rep. J.D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville, was given the Texas Health Care Association’s legislator of the year award Thursday, according to a news release.

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  • By Giulia Afiune, The Texas Tribune
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Three months after Hurricane Harvey, 11 percent of Texas Gulf Coast residents said they were still displaced and 33 percent said they had been late on rent or mortgage payments, according to a new survey published Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation.

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Only hours after First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs was ravaged by one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history on Sunday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Fox News that "arming some of the parishioners or the congregation" could help stop similar attacks from occurri…

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In the days after a lone gunman at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs left at least 26 people dead, some members of the Texas Legislature are pushing for their fellow legislators and other top officials to examine whether the state's gun laws need to be changed.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, is retiring from Congress, two sources close to the congressman told The Texas Tribune on Thursday.

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Progress 2016 - A special publication brought to you by the Killeen Daily Herald.

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  • The Killeen Daily Herald's 6th annual How-to Guide 2016
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The Killeen Daily Herald's 6th annual How-to Guide July 2016

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The Killeen Daily Herald presents an overview of the progress seen in Central Texas cities during 2016 and what's ahead in 2017.

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The Killeen Daily Herald salutes area graduates, profiling the valedictorian and salutatorian at each high school.