How a small East Texas school district replaced its gas-guzzling buses with an all-electric fleet
The Martinsville Independent School District used a federal grant to replace four buses, which started transporting students last month. The principal believes he will save enough money on gas to hire a new teacher.
One of Texas’ oldest towns needs $200 million for upgrades. It’s asking voters to approve $44 million this fall.
The East Texas town is one of 218 local governments asking voters to approve new debt for repairs and upgrades to city infrastructure. Local leaders say inflation isn’t helping them keep up with capital needs.
Texas lawmakers find consensus on bill banning diversity, equity and inclusion offices in public universities
The full House and Senate still must approve the final bill language before sending the legislation to Gov. Greg Abbott. If it becomes law, Texas will become the second state in the country to ban DEI offices at public universities.
How four Texas university systems are pitching themselves as the best new home for Stephen F. Austin State University
The SFA Board of Regents is expected to decide whether to join a system before the end of the semester. The Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech and University of Texas systems have all expressed interest in adding the Nacogdoches school to their folds.
Conspiracy theorists and 16-hour days: Inside the stress elections officials face ahead of the midterms
Running elections in Texas has never been easy. But since 2020, the scrutiny elections administrators face has grown — even in small Republican-controlled counties that former President Donald Trump carried.
Stephen F. Austin State University president Scott Gordon steps down months after a salary bump angered the campus community
The Board of Regents backed. Gordon last year despite a vote of no confidence from faculty. Six months later, the board reversed course. It Sunday that it was in everyone’s “best interest” to part ways and appointed an interim president.
Police searching for 2 men who robbed Northeast Side convenience store
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are looking for two men who robbed a Northeast Side convenience store early Thursday morning. They say a clerk at the Exxon gas station at Nacogdoches and Thousand Oaks told them at least one of the men was armed with a gun. Police said that man walked into the business, pulled out the weapon and grabbed cash from the register, while the other man stood guard at the door. The clerk was not physically hurt during the incident. Officers said they had only a vague description, but they planned to look at surveillance video from the store.
Man hit, killed by vehicle on Northeast Side
SAN ANTONIO San Antonio police are investigating after a man in his 30s was hit and killed by a vehicle late Monday night. The incident occurred just before midnight near the intersection of Nacogdoches Road and Salado Cliff Drive, not far from Lady Bird Johnson Park on the citys Northeast Side. According to police, a passerby found the man lying in the street and called for help. Police said the victim had severe head trauma, but was not identified. The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all answered the call.