Texas

Texas Legislature
12:05 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Senate gives final approval to abortion bill

Opponents and supporters of the abortion legilsation filled the capitol rotunda this summer as the bill made its way through the House and Senate.
NPR

The Texas Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the state’s abortion restrictions late Friday night, with a vote of 19-11, thus clearing the way for the measure to be signed by Gov. Rick Perry.

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Texas Crime and Corrections
10:40 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Study finds 'staggering' racial bias in marijuana enforcement

A number of Texas counties, shown in blue, had ethnicity-based discrepancies in enforcement of marijuana possession greater than the national average.
aclu.org

Researchers say that both nationwide and in Texas, arrests for marijuana possession show enforcement disparities along racial lines.

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Texas Legislature
9:47 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Laubenberg 'rape kit' comment draws attention

Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker)
Texas House of Representatives

With the eyes of Texas and the nation on Austin this week as the legislature moves to pass a bill restricting abortions in the state, a Monday morning comment from the bill's sponsor, Jodie Laubenberg of Parker, has drawn widespread attention.

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Paris Junior College
3:48 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Texas colleges near state line face funding problem

Paris Junior College

The way the State of Texas measures student success doesn't include the out-of-state graduates who return home for work or further study.

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Mark Haslett's Blog
12:34 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Dylan's world includes Texas

Bob Dylan's boots of Spanish leather have taken him through Texas a time or two.
NPR

The folks over at Slate decided to chart all the places mentioned in Bob Dylan's music, and of course, Texas is on the map.

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Keystone XL Pipeline
9:18 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Keystone XL in Texas gaining momentum

Crews ready the site for heavier equipment at the farm in Direct, Texas.
Mark Haslett

As one Northeast Texas landowner awaits her appeal, a court in Beaumont rules in favor of TransCanada Corporation.

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Keystone XL Pipeline
10:39 am
Thu May 16, 2013

TransCanada crews begin work at Red'Arc Farm

In this undated 2013 photograph, Julia Crawford Trigg stands alongside the fence dividing her property from the area granted to TransCanada.
provided photograph

Rain, thunder and lightning did not deter TransCanada workers from beginning major operations at Julia Trigg Crawford's Red'Arc farm in northwestern Lamar County on Thursday morning.

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Delta County
3:34 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Midweek drug bust total rises to 24

Delta County jailer Wesley Mayeux, right, works with an inmate at the Delta County Courthouse in Cooper on May 1.
Cindy Roller KETR

Wednesday morning’s drug sting in Delta County was more effective than expected, said Sheriff Ricky Smith.

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Van Zandt County
3:40 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

School maintenance man shot during gun training

Van Independent School District

A Van schools employee was shot accidentally during a concealed handgun license class on Wednesday.

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Texas Talent
3:17 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Texas Artists Rack Up Grammy Nominations

The Recording Academy (www.grammy.com)

The Governors' Texas Music Office has released a list of 27 Texas born-or-based acts who received a total of 36 Grammy nominations.

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News
5:00 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Texas Attorney Faces Charges

The opening statements in the case the State Bar of Texas has brought against a Texas attorney are set to begin today.

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News
5:00 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Schools Delay Opening in West Texas

Some schools in West Texas have delayed opening due to winter weather.

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News
5:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Two Texans Attacked in New Jersey

A confrontation at a central New Jersey hotel that left one Texas man dead and another critically injured appears to be a random attack, according to investigators.

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Weather Tour
5:00 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Severe Weather Training from NWS

National Weather Service logo
tnema.org

Winter weather is prevalent today, but chances are severe thunderstorms could arrive as soon as a few weeks from now.

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News
5:00 am
Thu December 29, 2011

State Reaches Settlement in Medicaid Case

Texas has reached an $84 million settlement with a prescription drug maker convicted of inflating drug prices to the Medicaid program.

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