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Kind pushes for oil stabilization process

A Wisconsin Congressman is continuing to push transportation officials to use a process to reduce the volatility of Bakken crude oil transported by rail cars.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Kind, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Texas

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Texas Tribune

Castro Invites Perry to Discuss Border With Texas Reps

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, at a victory party for congressional candidate Pete Gallego at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Texas, Representative Pete Gallego, San Antonio, TX

MilitaryCity.com

Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border

Gov. Rick Perry, center, speaks during a news conference July 21. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: Prison, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military, Hidalgo, TX, US News, Illegal Immigration

Stuff.co.nz

Hope for 'wiser minds prevailing' in Texas

California Governor Jerry Brown has taken a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail".

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

MyHighPlains.com

Analysis: A Conundrum for Texas Capitol Gatekeepers

You have no reason to care about this, unless you want to keep up with what is being done in your name at the Texas Capitol, and you think having reporters on the floor of the House and Senate increases your chances of finding out.

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Amarillo.com

Study: Gay marriage would boost Texas economy

Texas could add $180 million to its economy over three years if it allowed same-sex couples to marry, according to a study from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Journalgazette.net

Texas' tech fund struggling

One actually operates in California. Some have stagnated trying to find more capital.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Inside Texas Politics

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted on federal bribery, fraud and tax evasion charges.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

KWTX

Fast Spreading Weed Causes Problems In Texas Cotton Fields

Pigweed is spreading aggressively this year in the High Plains after becoming resistant to the herbicide that once easily eradicated it and if left unchecked, it could cost Texas cotton growers much of their harvest.

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Related Topix: Texas, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables

Stars and Stripes

Texas Guard troops don't get arrest powers at border - yet

In this image members of the 836th Engineer Company of the Texas National Guard conduct breaching exercises during their summer annual training July 16, 2014, at Camp Bullis in San Antonio.

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Related Topix: Texas, US National Guard, US Military, Rick Perry, US Governors, Salisbury University, West, TX

KSFO-AM San Francisco

Texan Bipartisan Pair: American Public Wants an - Orderly Border'

With just five days left until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state but there are few signs of support in Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas

Free Republic

If You’re Against This Illegal Invasion, Then You Hate Babies and Latinos

You gotta love the Left. They sure know how to make the people who don't drink their Kool-Aid look like el Diablo's nasty sister.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Free Republic

Immigrant kids bring out the phobias in conservative xenophobes

Anyone who has ever wondered what happened to that strange-looking, banjo-playing kid from 'Deliverance' should check out Rep. Louie Gohmert.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, Louie Gohmert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Mitt Romney

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Brawner: Must the governor be a Farm Bureau member?

Do you know how to join Farm Bureau, and if you didn't, would that mean you couldn't be governor? I'm asking because, during a joint appearance Tuesday at a Farm Bureau meeting, Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross were asked if they were members.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Agriculture, Science, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, Opinion

Townhall

Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry on Foreign Policy: A 2016 Preview

There is no debate we're a country in transition. The only debate is what we're actually transitioning to, and whether we'll be better or worse as a people for it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Rick Perry, US Governors, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives, Texas, Opinion

Free Republic

National Guard in Texas Could Get Arrest Power

When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to help with the border crisis, it came with a power unexpected by some.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

The Island Packet

Mary Sanchez: Border obsession overlooks the promise of trade with Mexico

Texas Gov. Rick Perry made headlines recently by ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the border.

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Related Topix: North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, World News, Mexico

The News-Star

Texas Gov. Perry's bold move at border

Critics will call it a stunt and accuse Perry of showboating, but at least he is taking action, while President Barack Obama, who took an oath to defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic, drinks beer, plays pool and attends fundraisers as our borders are overrun.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform

KWTX

Judge: Texas Man Who Served 12 Years For Rape Should Be Exonerated

State District Judge Gracie Lewis Friday recommended the exoneration of a Texas man who's served 12 years in prison for a rape that prosecutors now say DNA testing shows he did not commit.

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Related Topix: Texas, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KWTX

Two Men Accused of Leaving Kids In Locked Car In Texas

Two men were arrested after two children were left inside a locked car for about 30 minutes outside a gas station in Hitchcock.

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