Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Insurance Firms Paid $271 Million in Bastrop Fire Claims

The top 10 homeowners insurers in Texas paid out more than $270 million in claims related to last year's Bastrop wildfires, according to a new report. But that is still much less than some other catastrophes, like Dallas' April hailstorms, which led to $2 billion in insurance losses.

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The Evening Brief: Sept. 7, 2012

Your evening reading: Texas Republicans slam Obama for weak jobless report; state's insurance commissioner answers bias charges; $29,000 salary bump over predecessor for new education commissioner

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Todd Wiseman

The Brief: Sept. 7, 2012

As Democrats wrapped up their festivities in Charlotte on Thursday, education news stole some of the spotlight in Texas.

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Allison V. Smith

At UT-Arlington, a New Way to Tackle Algebra

In an effort to address lagging student success in required algebra courses, the University of Texas at Arlington is taking an approach that is becoming more common throughout the country: letting computers do the teaching.

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