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45 min ago | Texomaland

Distracted Driving Crashes on the Rise in Texas

It is our intention to give you all the information needed in order to make a purchase decision.

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Related Topix: Texas, Cell Phones, Electronics

5 hrs ago | North Texas e-News

TxDOT introduces Loteria Game Truck to announce Drink. Drive. Go to jail. De Veras. Campaign

Easter, Fiesta and Cinco de Mayo are deeply cherished celebrations within the Hispanic community, but the festivities emphasizing food, family and fun can also lead to tragedy when drinking and driving is involved.

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Related Topix: Cinco De Mayo, Life, Holidays, Texas, Anton, TX

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Texting-and-driving ban may still fail after Perry

Repeated efforts to implement a statewide ban on texting while driving in Texas may continue to fail even after Gov. Rick Perry leaves office next year.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Dallas Morning News

Texas texting-and-driving ban may still fail after Perry leaves office

Repeated efforts to implement a statewide ban on texting while driving in Texas may continue to fail even after Gov. Rick Perry leaves office next year.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Corpus Christi, TX

Burnt Orange Report

President Barack Obama Visits With Texas Families Helped By The Affordable Care Act

When President Obama was in Austin recently for the Civil Rights Summit, he spent time speaking with Texas families who had received health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law, Liberal Political News

KWTX

Top A&M Official Passed Over For Presidency Resigns

Guy Diedrich, Texas A&M University's vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, whom Gov. Rick Perry wanted regents to select as interim president of the school, has resigned after not getting the job.

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Related Topix: Texas A&M University, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Texas funds biotechnology center

Texas Emerging Technology Fund will provide a $3 million grant to create the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology.

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Related Topix: Texas, Texas A&M University, Rick Perry, US Governors, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Airport Business

Campbell Named 'Texas Aviator of the Year'

The longtime Corsicana physician, and namesake of C. David Campbell Field at the Corsicana airport was named 2014 Texas Aviator of the Year by the Texas Department of Transportation The longtime Corsicana physician, and namesake of C. David Campbell Field at the Corsicana airport was named 2014 Texas Aviator of the Year by the Texas Department of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Texas, Baylor University, Randolph Air Force Base, US Military, US Air Force, Laredo Air Force Base

Fri Apr 18, 2014

News Observer

While wooing electric automaker's factory, Texas still won't let Tesla sell cars in-state

Not just any car: the Tesla Model S, a $70,000 to $130,000 electric car that got Consumer Reports' highest marks ever.

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Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Texas, Castro (San Francisco, CA), Lake Hills, TX, West Lake Hills, TX

MySanAntonio.com

Perry shouldn't politicize prison rape

It is shameful for the governor to use the awful crime of rape as a political football.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Opinion

CBS Local

Abbott: Armed School Employees OK Under Texas Law

The Texas Legislature last year approved a measure allowing rural districts that can't afford police security to arm designated employees to better protect students.

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Click2Houston

Weekend traffic alert: I-610/US 290 interchange

Transportation officials are reminding drivers about weekend road construction at the I-610/US 290 interchange as another phase of work begins.

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KXAN-TV Austin

Poll says Ted Cruz is the most popular Texas politician

Cruz has a 47 percent approval rating - better than both Rick Perry and John Cornyn, with only 35 percent who disapprove of him.

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Related Topix: Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Rick Perry, US Governors, Mike Huckabee

MyHighPlains.com

Polling Center: Leaving Tests Behind

The same voters who responded well to George W. Bush's education policies oppose one of its main components: the standardized tests introduced to make schools more accountable.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Standardized Testing, Education, Texas, US News

Law.com

Justice Department, Texas Clash Over Discovery in Voting Rights Case

Lawyers from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division asked a panel of judges Wednesday to compel Texas to turn over legislative documents that "may shed light on the Texas Legislature's motivation" for enacting the 2011 congressional redistricting plans.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont ISD will appeal state takeover

Dottie Carruth, left, and Danny McCurtain, right, hold signs praising TEA's decision to replace the BISD school board while they and Melanie Roberton, center, sit in on Monday night's board meeting.

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NewsOne

GOP Rep Introduces Bill To Cut Eric Holder's Salary

As a native Texan, I'd like to apologize on behalf of BeyoncA© , Kelly , LeToya , LaTavia , and all of the other sensible Texans for the antics of Rep. Blake Farenthold , a useless legislator if there ever were one.

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Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, US News, Representative Blake Farenthold, Republican, US House of Representatives, Drugs

Reuters

Signs of healing in Texas town a year after deadly plant blast

Still healing from multiple broken bones after the force of a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant lifted him out of his boots a year ago, one first responder has begun to address the anguish of losing his team members.

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Related Topix: Texas, Explosion, Rick Perry, US Governors

KETK

DPS releases annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas, Prison

ThinkProgress

A Year After The Deadly West, Texas Explosion, No New Regulations

A year after a fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas, no new regulations have even been filed , let alone passed, according to the Texas Tribune.

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Related Topix: Texas, Explosion, West, TX, Fire, OSHA

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