AG Seeks to Seize Polygamist Ranch

FLDS members arriving at the Tom Green County Courthouse in San Angelo, Texas for the first day of court hearings on the custody of the hundreds of children taken by the state of Texas from the compound on April 17, 2008.
FLDS members arriving at the Tom Green County Courthouse in San Angelo, Texas for the first day of court hearings on the custody of the hundreds of children taken by the state of Texas from the compound on April 17, 2008.

The Texas attorney general's office is pursuing legal action to seize the West Texas ranch owned by the polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs, who is serving life in prison for sexually assaulting young girls.  

Case May Affect Future of High-Tech Student IDs

Northside Independent School District in San Antonio has implemented a pilot program to track students while on campus, having them wear radio frequency identification chips on cards around their neck, September 14, 2012.
Northside Independent School District in San Antonio has implemented a pilot program to track students while on campus, having them wear radio frequency identification chips on cards around their neck, September 14, 2012.

Between a legal challenge and a proposed bill, the usage of radio frequency ID cards — which can track the whereabouts of students while on campus — is coming under increasing pressure.

Battle Over Budget Caps Looms in Texas

After the Legislature cut billions of dollars from the state budget in 2011, some hoped to see at least some of the funding restored in 2013. But with the next legislative session quickly approaching, others are pushing to limit that spending.