Celebrating student growth throughout the year became a cause to climb to new heights at Justiss Elementary School —that is, climbing up to ring the Silver Growth Bell. Students showing growth on their writing got to ring the bell and reach for a special growth prize bag.
Gov. Greg Abbott is calling for the state's first sales tax increase in nearly 30 years, pushing it to 7.25%. That will tie Texas with California for the highest U.S. sales tax. Abbott hopes the new sales tax will help the Legislature deliver on promises of greater public education funding and reduced property taxes. Do you support the increase?