Posted: Dec 12, 2012 4:31 AM
Updated: Dec 12, 2012 4:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) One of Texas' most influential business groups is backing a flexible high school graduation plan that it says will better prepare students for college and the workforce of tomorrow. The Texas Association of Business says the initiative will promote post-secondary education and workforce readiness while also "maintaining a strong accountability system."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Two BP rig supervisors are asking a federal judge to postpone their manslaughter trial for the 2010 deaths of 11 workers. Their trial is set to begin early February, but attorneys say they need more time to prepare.
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) The last members of a Fort Bliss-based Army air defense battalion will be home in time for the holidays after being deployed in Southwest Asia. Members of the 5th Battalion will arrive at Biggs Army Airfield this morning.
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) It's shaping up to be a busy day for a North Texas justice of the peace who's facing an onslaught of brides and grooms who want to exchange vows on 12-12-12. Paul Raleeh works in Collin County and typically marries about four or five couples a week. So far, he has at least 30 ceremonies scheduled for today.