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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Texas Looks At Cases After Jury Convicts Man Of 3 Serial Murders

A man who authorities believe strangled dozens of women as he moved from place to place around the country was convicted Tuesday of three 1980s murders in Los Angeles.

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6 hrs ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph

Injured Lindale firefighter Joe Yeakley to receive Star of Texas award

Lindale firefighter Joe Yeakley who was severely injured when a roof caved in on him while fighting a house fire earlier this year will receive a State honor Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Fire

10 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

Goliad historian Newton Warzecha dies after battle with cancer

Newton Warzecha, once honored by the Texas Historical Commission with the John L. Nau III Award of Excellence in Museums for his many contributions to preserving, promoting and securing funding for the historic fort constructed by the Spanish army, has died at age 79. MASS: 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Loreto Chapel at Presidio La Bahia on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Goliad, TX, La Bahia, TX

14 hrs ago | News Max

Texas Voter ID Law Heads to Federal Court

A federal court in Corpus Christi will hear arguments this week on whether a Texas law requiring voters to show picture ID violates the Voting Rights Act, The New York Times reported .

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Related Topix: African-American

18 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Titles we're anxious to see at the Toronto International Film Festival

If previous years are any indication, there's a pretty good chance that the next Academy Award best picture winner is buried somewhere among the almost 300 movies set to unspool at the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday.

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Related Topix: Arts, Cinema, The Blind Side, Celebrities, Kathy Bates, Canada, Hawking, Drama Movies, Biography Movies

22 hrs ago | KSWO

Police: Man dead after hanging at Texas jail

Police Sgt. William Hix tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram 23-year-old Gregory Hooper of Cleburne died Sunday at an area hospital.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

KETK

Texas Wine Cooperative

Beginning in June of 2013, Fairhaven Vineyards spearheaded an effort to establish the first, fully operational, wine cooperative in northeast Texas.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Agriculture, Science

El Paso Times

Sunset Advisory Committee recommends closing 6 of 13 state supported living centers in Texas

The El Paso State Supported Living Center could be shut down if the state adopts the legislative Sunset Advisory Committee's recommendation to close several state centers in Texas.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, US News, El Paso, TX

CultureMap

Texas physicists discover a new way to search for life in outer space

Although the concept of colonizing the Earth's moon has fallen out of fashion, the search for life beyond our planet is still very much in vogue.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Arlington

LA Daily News

North Carolina offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Houston Press

Happy Labor Day! Houston Has More Workplace Fatalities Than Other Texas Cities

Friday marked the end of the national Labor Rights Week, which takes place every year during the last week of August leading up to Labor Day.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas voter ID battle to continue in court

As it is required in every election in Texas since last November, people voting in the special election in state Senate District 28 must show government-issued photo identification before casting their ballots.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Texas Government, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Marc Veasey, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, US Supreme Court

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Paradise Post

Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, The Perrys, Gospel, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Travis County, TX

KWTX

Texas Boy, Girl Shot While In Car With Mother

Two young siblings, a boy and a girl, were both shot in the head while sitting in a car as their mother tried to drive away from her male partner in southeast San Antonio.

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The Raw Story

Dash cam video of Texas woman who asphyxiated to death following arrest

One year after the death of a Texas woman who died from asphyxiation while in police custody, a dash cam video has been released in response to a civil suit filed by the woman's family against the police department.

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SiliconValley.com

California vs. Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses

When California rolled out a $750 million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas, where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from the Golden State.

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

Star-Telegram.com

Texas governor's race: Sure thing? Or stunning upset?

More than a year after it began, the Texas governor's race is entering a frenzied two-month windup toward the Nov. 4 election, with Republicans exuding confidence that they will easily keep the office that Gov. Rick Perry has held for 14 years while Democrats insist that they are within striking distance of a stunning upset.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Abbott, TX

Chicago Tribune

Border Patrol agent shoots at armed militia member in Texas

A U.S. Border Patrol agent fired several rounds toward an armed militia member in Texas, reigniting concerns among law enforcement officials about conflicts with untrained and unregulated volunteers who have arrived at the Mexican border in the wake of the recent immigration crisis.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Cameron County, TX, Brownsville, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors, Travel

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Paradise Post

Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

KWWL-TV Waterloo

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than... Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to ... (more)

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