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3 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Job market for college grads better but still weak

WASHINGTON -- With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads -- a bit.

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Related Topix: Florida Atlantic University, Colorado School of Mines, Michigan State University

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KSWO

Powers critics donate to 2 Hall committee members

Critics of University of Texas President Bill Powers have made donations to the campaigns of two members of a legislative committee that's investigating an anti-Powers UT System regent.

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KSWO

DPS urges online renewal of your driver's license

Renewing a Texas driver's license doesn't necessarily mean waiting in long lines or prepping your best photo ID look for the camera.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Port Arthur man convicted of killing wife in Waco

A Southeast Texas man who met his wife as a pen pal while he was in prison has been convicted of killing her in front of her child.

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EDGE

Poll: Majority of Texans Back Gay Marriage

A new poll reveals that, for the first time ever, the majority of Texans are in favor of same-sex marriage, according to Texas' LGBT news site Lone Star Q. The independent poll was conducted by grad students from Texas Tech University's Earl Survey Research Lab and found that 48 percent of voters from Texas backed marriage rights for same-sex ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Texas Government, US News

The Wichita Eagle

Lawsuit seeks redrawing of Texas Senate districts

The Project on Fair Representation wants a judge to cancel this year's primaries, which used Senate boundaries drawn by the Legislature in 2013, the Austin American-Statesman reported .

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

KSWO

Police ID body found in Lexington storage unit

Police have identified mummified remains of a man found in a Lexington storage unit and the man's daughter has been charged with stealing his Social Security checks.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

CBS Local

Perry Makes 2nd Job-Poaching Trip To New York

Gov. Rick Perry is making a second trip to New York, hoping to convince employers there to move to Texas.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

KXXV-TV Waco

Year after Texas plant blast, no new safety laws

In the year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, not a single state or federal law has been passed geared toward improving safety conditions at such facilities.

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Related Topix: Explosion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and... Unfinished business.

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Related Topix: X-Men, Action Movies, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies

Greenwich Citizen

Texas search group sues FAA over drone use

Tim Miller, founder of EquuSearch, left, and Gene Robinson, who builds drones, check out one they have used in the past before a test search in Santa Fe in Galveston County earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Santa Fe, TX, Houston, TX, Galveston County, TX

NBC Chicago

Texas Dad Shot Son, 10: Police

Byron Nesbitt, 32, is in the Forest Hill city jail, charged with shooting his 10-year-old son during an argument with his wife.

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Daily World

Earth Day: New books on climate, energy

Steadily rising temperatures could mean the extinction of all its glaciers by 2020, according to climate scientist Dan Fagre whose research is chronicled in The Melting World: A Journey Across America's Vanishing Glaciers .

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Activism, Environment, Science, Meteorology, Alternative Energy, Energy

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Monday marks San Jacinto Day in Texas

A commemorative ceremony has been scheduled Monday at the San Jacinto Monument at La Porte , near Houston.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Houston driver looking for keys struck, killed

A Houston-area driver has died after being hit by a vehicle when she stopped to help look for a passenger's keys that were accidentally tossed out a window.

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The Wichita Eagle

The nation's weather

A cold frontal boundary will extend from the Intermountain West to the Great Lakes on Monday, while a separate cold front will move over the West Coast.

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Related Topix: Weather

Sun Apr 20, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

DPS investigating trooper's shooting of driver

Texas authorities are investigating the death of a driver who allegedly struggled with a trooper before she shot and killed him.

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National Public Radio

10 Things To Know For Monday

"It's sadness, but it's also a kind of fortitude," says Scott Johnson, who will run in Monday's race one year after bombings killed three and injured 260 there.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

KWTX

Teenage Texas Girl Killed In Fall From Moving SUV

Police are investigating whether alcohol was a factor after a 17-year-old Texas girl fell from a window of a moving SUV and then was struck by the vehicle.

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WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Food Poisoning, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

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