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Polling Center: Leaving Tests Behind

Bayless Elementary teacher Holly Guillmen identifies and explains the use of the contents of the Waterwise home water conservation kit provided to students by the High Plains Underground Water District in Lubbock, Texas, Oct. 17, 2012.
Bayless Elementary teacher Holly Guillmen identifies and explains the use of the contents of the Waterwise home water conservation kit provided to students by the High Plains Underground Water District in Lubbock, Texas, Oct. 17, 2012.

The same voters who responded well to George W. Bush's education policies oppose one of its main components: The standardized tests introduced to make schools more accountable.

Dr. George Denkowski conducted psychological exams for more than a dozen current death row inmates. 1) Anthony Pierce 2) Virgilio Maldonado 3) Calvin Hunter 4) Derrick Charles  5) Steven Butler 6) John Matamoros 7) Joel Escobedo 8) Jamie McCoskey 9) Warren Rivers  10) Tomas Gallo  11) Kim Ly Lim 12) Alfred Brown 13) Coy Wesbrook
Dr. George Denkowski conducted psychological exams for more than a dozen current death row inmates. 1) Anthony Pierce 2) Virgilio Maldonado 3) Calvin Hunter 4) Derrick Charles 5) Steven Butler 6) John Matamoros 7) Joel Escobedo 8) Jamie McCoskey 9) Warren Rivers 10) Tomas Gallo 11) Kim Ly Lim 12) Alfred Brown 13) Coy Wesbrook

Death Sentence Reviews Leave Unsettled Issues

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A psychologist who has found that 14 death row inmates were not mentally retarded, and therefore eligible for the death penalty, was reprimanded last year by the state board that oversees his profession. Now, defense lawyers argue that judges ordered to review his work in two cases are simply rubber-stamping the psychologist's conclusions.

Cracks have formed in the asphalt on Bayou Wood Circle near County Road 687 south of Angleton, Texas Tuesday Aug, 2, 2011.
Cracks have formed in the asphalt on Bayou Wood Circle near County Road 687 south of Angleton, Texas Tuesday Aug, 2, 2011.

Pay to Pave

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More energy producers are making "donations" to the Texas Department of Transportation to fix roads torn up by gas well operations. Pressure is growing on the Legislature to address the problem.

Garcia's Congressional Campaign May Upend Burnam's Bid

Former state Rep. Domingo Garcia's campaign for Congress could play an indirect role in a Democratic primary in Fort Worth between longtime state Rep. Lon Burnam and challenger Carlos Vasquez. "Domingo Garcia is the major issue in this race," Burnam said. Garcia's campaign denies playing an active role for Vasquez, but Vasquez sees things differently.

Overview: SCOTUS Looks at Affordable Care Act Case

The Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ended Wednesday. Now all sides await a verdict that is expected to land by June. Here's our final roundup of Texas reactions to the last day of the historic hearings. 

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin.
Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin.

Komen Drops Support of Planned Parenthood

The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for the Cure has halted its financial support of Planned Parenthood, yet another blow to the family planning organization that provides abortions in some of its clinics.