AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has unanimously approved a sweeping, bipartisan school finance bill that brings an extra $4.5 billion into Texas classrooms in an attempt to overhaul the state's troubled school finance system. The plan approved on Saturday seeks to increase annual per-student funding by $1,020 to $6,160, give $1.6 billion in teacher raises and send schools another $5 billion for property tax relief.
HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting by Houston police of a man accused of threatening officers with a pistol. Houston police had been investigating a shooting in south Houston Friday night when they were called to a nearby apartment complex over reports of a man who was walking around with a gun. A woman at the complex told police that the unidentified man had been trying to get into her apartment.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say a 9-year-old girl was killed and another child was seriously injured after the car they were riding in was hit by a vehicle that had been drag racing. Police say three cars were racing on a Dallas street Friday night when one of the vehicles hit a Chevrolet Impala with the two children. The 9-year-old girl, who was in the back seat, was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities. While the order applied only to those two first-in-line projects, the judge made clear that he felt the challengers were likely to prevail at trial on their argument that the president was wrongly ignoring Congress' wishes by diverting Defense Department money.
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