Texas

Rains County
11:24 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Three seats up for grabs in Point

NPR

Voters in the northwestern Rains County community of Point will elect three councilpersons this November. The deadline for candidates to file is Aug. 26.

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Texas Energy
3:00 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

NE Texas has comparatively few disposal wells

Wastewater is typically injected deep into the ground, beneath aquifers.
NPR

Hydraulic fracturing is booming in Texas, and with the practice comes an increase in the use of disposal wells. But Northeast Texas has few disposal wells compared to some parts of the state.

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Northeast Texas
8:09 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Burn ban in Franklin, Hunt, Kaufman Counties

Counties in red have burn bans in effect as of Aug. 13.
Texas A&M Forest Service

Hunt County has joined Franklin and Kaufman Counties in banning most outdoor fires.

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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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