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State Sen. José Menéndez, D-San Antonio, speaks during a press conference at the Texas Education Agency on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 regarding a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook that educators and activists are calling racist. The advocacy group, Texas Freedom Network, along with educators, and activists are asking the State Board of Education to reject the Mexican American heritage textbook.
State Sen. José Menéndez, D-San Antonio, speaks during a press conference at the Texas Education Agency on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 regarding a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook that educators and activists are calling racist. The advocacy group, Texas Freedom Network, along with educators, and activists are asking the State Board of Education to reject the Mexican American heritage textbook.

The Brief: Mexican-American studies textbook rejected in early vote

The preliminary vote has to be affirmed during a second meeting Friday, where it's likely the book will fall short.
Baylor University alumni and donors listen to speakers gathered at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame museum in Waco on Nov. 10, 2016.
Baylor University alumni and donors listen to speakers gathered at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame museum in Waco on Nov. 10, 2016.

The Brief: Baylor boosters call for reform

Amid scrutiny over how Baylor University handled allegations of sexual assault against football players and other students, a group of boosters asked for more transparency from the school's board of regents. 

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the first debate with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Sept, 26, 2016.
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the first debate with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Sept, 26, 2016.

The Brief: Texas reacts to Donald Trump's stunning win

While GOP officials across the state say they feel emboldened by Trump's win, young undocumented immigrants and the 1.2 million Texans with health insurance under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act face uncertain futures.

The U.S. flag flies at half-mast over the Texas Capitol in Austin July 8, 2016 following overnight violence in Dallas that claimed the lives of five police officers.
The U.S. flag flies at half-mast over the Texas Capitol in Austin July 8, 2016 following overnight violence in Dallas that claimed the lives of five police officers.

The Brief: Texas pre-election terror threat reportedly gets FBI's attention

According to a report released Friday morning, Texas, New York and Virginia are suspected targets of a potential attack on Monday, though officials have not confirmed the threats credibility.