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1 hr ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Ave. Q project hits dead end

A $750,000 project to add a median to Avenue Q has met the end of the road after the Texas Department of Transportation deemed the plan nonviable earlier this week.

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6 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

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State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15. The office of Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday that the funding comes at the request last week by West officials for ... (more)

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

10 hrs ago | Burnt Orange Report

Texas Petroleum Industry Giving Major Cash to Greg Abbott, Other Tea Party Candidates

The oil and gas industry is one of the biggest in the world, raking in $93 billion in profits last year alone.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Steve Stockman, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, Texas, US Senate, John Cornyn, Tea Party

11 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Texas falls a spot to No. 13 in 2014 economic outlook ranking

Texas dipped one spot to No. 13 this year in economic outlook competitiveness as changes in other states improved their rankings, according to new data from the American Legislative Exchange Council , a group of conservative state legislators.

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11 hrs ago | Talking Points Memo

[Sponsored Message] Don Cheadle, Rick Perry, and Climate Change's Impact on One Texas Town

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Randy Neugebauer, Lamar Smith, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

13 hrs ago | CBS Local

GOP Congressman Introduces 'Contempt' Bill To Withhold Holder's Salary

Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, has introduced the "Contempt Act" to prohibit taxpayer-funded salaries from going to government officials found in contempt of Congress.

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

17 hrs ago | Mother Jones

Rick Perry Dismantled Texas' Public Integrity Unit. Now He's Facing a Grand Jury.

Rick Perry - Republican Texas governor, failed 2012 presidential candidate, and potential 2016 retread contender - is battling legal trouble at home, thanks to his controversial veto that demolished the state office tasked with investigating political scandals.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Travis County, TX

20 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Dan Patrick, Juli n Castro clash over immigration in TV debate

Democratic San Antonio Mayor JuliA n Castro and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, squared off for a debate Tuesday in San Antonio.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, George Bush

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Rubio To Texans: Terrorists Training In Syria May Strike U.S.

While giving a foreign policy speech sponsored by various groups at the University of Texas, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world - or even on the nation's home soil.

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Related Topix: Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, University of Texas at Austin, Rick Perry, US Governors

Star-Telegram.com

Former opponent Madrigal to help with Davis' South Texas troubles

Davis met privately last week with Democratic primary runner-up Ray Madrigal, and the Corpus Christi Democrat has agreed to help Davis' struggling campaign in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, he said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Texas, US News, University of Texas Pan American

Connecticut Post

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.

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Related Topix: Texas, Death Penalty, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison

National Public Radio

Texas Candidate Faces Thorny Death Penalty Choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.

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Related Topix: Texas, Death Penalty, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison

KSWO

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Attorney General Greg Abbott has made a good call in upholding State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy's authority to take a retroactive look at suspect arson cases.

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Related Topix: Texas, Fire, Criminal Defense Law, Law, West, TX, Opinion

Free Republic

Texas Front-Runner...Calls on Governor to Mobilize National Guard to Prevent BLM Takeover

Sid Miller, the former Chair of the Texas House Homeland Security & Public Safety and Agriculture and Livestock Committees, and now the frontrunner in the Republican race for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, said today that the Bureau of Land Management's decision to halt their forced removal of Cliven Bundy's cattle in Nevada was only a temporary ... (more)

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KXXV-TV Waco

3 GOP governors blast Medicare Advantage rates

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the April 15 letter that says changes to Medicare Advantage payments will harm "America's seniors."

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Rick Scott, US Governors, Rick Perry, Texas, Bobby Jindal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

The News Tribune

Jeb Bush has a good shot at GOP nomination

"The notion that Jeb Bush is going to be the Republican presidential nominee is a fantasy nourished by the people who used to run the Republican Party," writes Ben Smith of BuzzFeed.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Jeb Bush, Utah, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Texomaland

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KXAN-TV Austin

Texas to weigh slot-like devices at bingo halls

The Texas Lottery Commission is set to consider this week letting bingo halls in the state use electronic devices similar to slot machines.

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Texomaland

Transportation Forum to Address Innovative Solutions for Texas...

Welcome to the Food Handler Classes service for the State of Alaska. This food handlers certification course is for any food service employee who needs to obtain a permit in order to work in a retail food establishment, or any individual who desires train .

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Dallas Morning News

Editorial: Public privateering - Wendy Davis said she wouldn't, but did it anyway

Wendy Davis isn't the first Texas politician suspected of confusing public duties with private income.

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Related Topix: Texas, Journalism, Rick Perry, US Governors, Opinion

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