HOUSTON — A Houston hospital says a woman has given birth to five babies, which, reports say, is the first-ever set of all-female quintuplets born in the United States, also the first since 1969.

Ryan E. Poppe

Texas Senators approved their version of a two-year state budget.  That budget contains record spending levels for border security and an increase for public education.

The Senate’s chief budget writer, Flower Mound Republican Senator Jane Nelson says they were able to increase state spending and cut taxes while staying within the state’s spending limit.

Ryan E. Poppe

A San Antonio lawmaker identifies a computer glitch that kills a vote on an open carry gun bill and a bill that limits what ordinances cities can pass. Democratic Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer submitted a challenge to Sherman Republican Rep. Larry Phillip’s bill shortly after the House convened Tuesday.

Martinez Fischer says his challenge has to do with the Capitol’s new witness registration system and how the computer changed whether a person testifying was either for or against a bill.

Rick Henderson

San Antonio musician Rick Henderson has been playing various kinds of Indian music in South Texas for fifteen years, but that’s coming to a close.  He’s moving to the Seattle, Washington area. As he said with a grin, turns out Seattle has more oceans and mountains than San Antonio. But before he leaves, he's putting on  one last concert.

“It’s actually my farewell Texas event, calling it the 'Adios Texas Kirtan.'”

Kirtan is call-and-response chanting, although this isn’t a Hindu event. / San Antonio Independent School District

  The  San Antonio Independent School District is down to two finalists for the superintendent's position.

SAISD's Board of Trustees has selected Pedro Martinez, Superintendent in Residence for the Nevada Department of Education, and Scott Muri, Deputy Superintendent of Academics for Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia.

Board President Ed Garza said the nationwide search produced almost 40 very qualified candidates. He says the finalists have strong track records in results-driven leadership.