Locals protest ruling concealing chemical sites
Teachers and some Amarillo residents are raising concerns about a recent opinion issued by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office that allows a state agency to withhold information about where chemical storage facilities are located and where hazardous chemicals are stored.
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Tue Jul 08, 2014
Davis Visits Waco, Attacks Abbott's Hazardous Chemical Ruling
Over 100 people packed the McLennan County Democratic headquarters Tuesday to get a glimpse and listen to State Senator Wendy Davis.
Davis: Abbott lets Texans unknowingly 'sleep next door to explosives'
Leticia Van de Putte, State Senator and candidate for Lt. Governor, and Wendy Davis, State Senator and candidate for Governor, greet supporters after their speeches at the Texas Democratic State Convention at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas on Friday, June 27, 2014.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Texas AG off-base in decision not to release locations of where chemicals are stored
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's comments about disclosure of where dangerous chemicals are stored in the state proved to be almost as explosive as a bin of ammonium nitrate.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Editorial: Abbott steps in it on chemicals issue
The occasion was Abbott's explanation for how Texans could find out about volatile chemicals in their neighborhoods, in the wake of a ruling by his office restricting access to records on chemical inventories.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Attorney General Greg Abbott now sees challenges over data on chemicals
Attorney General Greg Abbott conceded Wednesday that getting information about dangerous chemicals in Texas is "challenging," after earlier suggesting that people can easily learn whether they live near places that store potentially explosive substances.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
1st Bill Reacting To West Blast Meets GOP Pushback
The first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people got an icy reception Tuesday from Republicans who said the tougher proposed regulations would overburden storage facilities with complexities and cost.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Bees Kill 2 Dogs, Man Hospitalized After Attack
Animal control officers are warning people about a wave of bee attacks that killed 2 dogs and sent one man to the hospital.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
Bees Attack Man Mowing In Abbott
A 78-year-old Abbott man remained hospitalized Tuesday afternoon, June 17, after being attacked by bees.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
You Can Find Out If You Live Near Explosive Chemicals Even If Texas Won't Tell You
When you buy a house, there are several factors to consider, like lot size, crime rates, and proximity to good schools and/or a decent bar or two.
Mon Jun 16, 2014
Davis Goes Beyond Texas For Campaign Bucks
Hollywood loves stars and loves an underdog, and Democrat Wendy Davis is both. At a recent rooftop fundraiser hosted by Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg at the Bad Robot film studios near Los Angeles, she socked away more money for what could be a financially record-shattering race for Texas governor.
Texas department ends report on state's chemicals
This includes records on storage of ammonium nitrate, the fertilizer that exploded at a facility in West last year, killing 15 people.
Sun Jun 15, 2014
Former Abbott Educator Charged
A former Abbott Independent School District educator has been charged after apparently having a relationship with a student at the school.
Fri Jun 13, 2014