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AP Photog Harry Cabluck Casualty of Latest Cuts

Longtime AP photographer Harry Cabluck on November 17, 2009.
Longtime AP photographer Harry Cabluck on November 17, 2009.

After more than forty years with the Associated Press, veteran photographer Harry Cabluck, 71, was one of the 80-90 staffers laid off by the organization on Tuesday. He always said he had no plans to retire.

Texas Charter School Status Questioned

A for-profit company hopes to get approval to start two charter schools in Texas. Thursday's SBOE meeting will set the precedent for dealing with this murkier side of the charter school system. 

Maj. Nidal Hasan's Apartment

All-star Dallas Morning News journalists Lee Hancock and Courtney Perry somehow finagled their way into the apartment of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the army psychiatrist who murdered more than a dozen people at Fort Hood last week.

Bradley Testifies Before Criminal Justice Panel

Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley expected some verbal jousting today at the Senate Criminal Justice Committee about his plans for the Texas Forensic Science Commission. He was right.

Sunset Commission Up and Running

House Speaker Joe Straus' picks for the legislative committee that says whether the state should kill or keep state agencies: Reps. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, and Byron Cook, R-Corsicana. San Antonio attorney Lamont Jefferson, who's with the Haynes and Boone law firm, will serve as the House's public member.

A Conversation With Ed Commissioner Robert Scott

Rather than deliver curriculum by book or even CD — one product per student — “We’re going to buy content and get a statewide license and deliver it to anyone who wants it” over the web, says Robert Scott. Much of that content will come from “smaller content providers who have been shut out of the market.”