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51 min ago | KUT-FM Austin

The Texas Border has Relaunched Rick Perry's Presidential Plans

Gov. Rick Perry, seen here announcing he's sending 1,000 troops to the Texas border.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas Government, Immigration Reform, Tea Party, Rice University

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

House OKs bill to address border crisis

Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Mass., left, speaks with House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, as the panel met to take the procedural steps to bring a new legislative package to the floor to deal with the influx of migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, James McGovern, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Pete Sessions, Republican, Henry Cuellar, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Immigration Reform

Sunherald.com

Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

Lance Gilman knows the bidding war with Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona has just begun now that the electric-car maker has confirmed the first stage of preparation for a "gigafactory."

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Arizona, New Mexico, Arizona Government, New Mexico Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rick Perry

Daily Reporter

Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rick Perry

Times Herald

Texas family facility could signal more deportations

KARNES COUNTY, Texas a?? Starting today, women with children caught crossing Texas' southern border illegally will begin streaming into a freshly-renovated facility here, where they'll stay as their immigration status is reviewed.

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Related Topix: Karnes County, TX, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

Sunherald.com

Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

The hope is that adding a biodegradable palm oil-and-lime-based product on the surface of a lake that's the city's primary water supply will cut the evaporation rate of 40 million gallons a day by at least 10 percent, Russell Schreiber, the city's director of public works, said.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

KVII-TV Amarillo

Coronor determines cause of death of 2 young sisters

A coroner has determined two young sisters whose bodies were found in an East Texas apartment died of blunt force injuries.

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MyHighPlains.com

Texas Teen Sets Himself On Fire For 'Fire Challenge'

There are reports of teens around the US participating in a dangerous activity. It's called "The Fire Challenge" and already, it's led to at least three reports of young people suffering serious burns.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

The Baltimore Sun

For wandering tankers with $300 million of Kurdish crude, end-game still in doubt

After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

CBS Local

Hawkins Mayor Denies Official Oppression

An East Texas mayor says he was falsely arrested on an official oppression charge and just offered to help a resident get her yard cleaned up.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Click2Houston

Rider gets 30 years for attacking Texas bus driver

A bus passenger apparently upset about North Texas traffic delays has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for attacking the driver.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

House Republicans delay recess over border dispute

House Republicans were working Thursday to narrowly approve a $659 million emergency spending bill to address the surge of undocumented minors along the U.S. southwest border.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Cole, Bob Goodlatte, Illegal Immigration, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Texas Government

KXAN-TV Austin

AAA: Texas gas prices fall another 4 cents

Texas retail gas prices have fallen 4 cents this week due to high output from American refineries, balancing any potential fallout from world crises.

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WCNC-TV Charlotte

NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September

The USA will launch an early-stage trial in September of an experimental vaccine against Ebola, the deadly viral disease that has killed 729 people in the largest outbreak in history.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, University of Texas Medical Branch, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

KXAN-TV Austin

Beaumont house apparently intentionally set ablaze

Seven people have escaped from a burning Southeast Texas home in a fire that officials say appears to have been intentionally set.

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Related Topix: Fire

KLTV Tyler

E. Texas attorney arrested, charged with murder

Information was not immediately released from Greenville police regarding why Mullins was jailed by their department.

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Related Topix: Health

KSWO

South Texas town turns drug path into bike trail

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal told KRGV-TV on Wednesday he hopes the municipal bike path will help curb illegal activity.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Obese Doberman rescued in Texas, given new diet

A spokeswoman for the city's Animal Care Services said Wednesday that the dog named Bear weighs in at 147 pounds.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Texas search group resumes drone use

A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday, the first time it had done so after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this month.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration

KSWO

Perry: America must end 'ambivalence' on Israel

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told a pro-Israel rally in Dallas that America must end a "policy of calculated ambivalence" toward the Middle East.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

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