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WANTED: Gang of TX Legislators at the Capitol Upending Local Control and ...

Apr 17, 2015 • Forbes
Crime: State Senator Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay), author of Senate Bill (SB) 931, is proposing to undo the law that put Texas on the national – and international – map for wind energy: the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Set into law in 1999, the ... More

Tornado, hail on another stormy night in North Texas

Apr 18, 2015 • WFAA
The storm warning for the Dallas-Fort Worth area was called off around 10:30 p.m. after wind gusts up to 70 mph, hail and rain swept across North Texas. A brief tornado was confirmed near Oak Trail Shores north of Granbury just before 7 p.m. Storm ... More

Museum offers hands-on Texas pioneer activities

Apr 17, 2015 • Victoria Advocate
"The wave of settlers who came to Texas in the 1820s and 1830s faced lots of hurdles," said Isabel Van Dyke, the museum's curator of education. "I wanted to take those real-life challenges and turn them into games so that museum visitors could have a ... More

Texas tea party day highlights legislative wins – and Capitol tension

Apr 15, 2015 • Houston Chronicle
AUSTIN, TX- JANUARY 11: People belonging to the Tea Party movement convene at a rally at the Texas state capitol during the first day of the 82nd Legislative session on January 11, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The demonstrators picketed demanding true ... More

Cops: TX Dad Kills Daughter's Boyfriend

Apr 17, 2015 •
Humble, TX (KHOU) — A man is accused of killing his daughter's boyfriend as the young man arrived to pick up the girl Thursday evening. Because the family didn't like him, the 22-year-old parked down the street from his 19-year-old girlfriend's home, ... More

New state mental illness initiative targets stigma

Apr 19, 2015 • Longview News-Journal
East Texans are known to rally around friends battling cancer, and a new initiative from a major Texas philanthropy hopes the same can one day be said about that person if he or she is battling mental illness. In its first major study of mental health ... More

2 deputies' indictments raise questions about hiring practices

Apr 18, 2015 • Victoria Advocate
Two Victoria deputies hired despite troubling work histories may be a sign of lax vetting at the county sheriff's office, according to industry experts. Kevin Lawrence, Texas Municipal Police Association director, said risk is always involved when ... More

Gulf War veteran dedicated to assisting others

Apr 18, 2015 • Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Definition: The quality of life: noun: The general well-being of a person or society, defined in terms of health and happiness, rather than wealth. - The Collins English Dictionary. This series is about that definition and takes a look at events ... More


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