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Marsha Miller / University of Texas

Many colleges in Texas are being called drop out factories because of the number of students unable to complete a degree in 6 or less years. The report generated by Third Way, a centrist think-tank, critiques universities nationwide, and shows less than half of all students across the country can finish within 6 and only 15 percent of schools achieved two-thirds graduating in that amount of time.

What does this mean for public universities in the state?

The Cannabis Training University / CC

Last week the the Drug Enforcement Administration denied a petition to relax federal restrictions on the use of marijuana.

State District Court Judge Pat Priest recommended today that the "San Antonio Four' be granted new trials on charges they sexually assaulted two girls in 1994.

texasoakwilt.org

San Antonio area arborists say there is a surge of oak wilt in Bexar County and it appears to be moving to the west, in the direction of Boerne.

Oak wilt is a fungal infection that can wipe out huge swaths of oaks - some of the most widely-found trees in Central Texas. 

The pathogen, which is spread by beetles, targets all oak trees and can kill in a Live Oak between 1-6 months after the first symptoms appear. Red oaks have it even harder though, often dying within 3-4 weeks of being infected.  

(Dylan Hollingsworth for ProPublica)

A new investigation by ProPublica and NPR is showing that the opt-out Workers' Compensation structure adopted by Texas is being taken on the road, but the downsides for workers are far greater than first understood. The independent analysis by the two journalism outfits is the first of its kind.

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