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4 hrs ago | ABC News

Severe Storms Loom Across Central US This Weekend

Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation's mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Natural Disasters

5 hrs ago | EDGE

Texas Judge Finds Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A Texas state district judge ruled Tuesday that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, just after a U.S. Federal District Court Judge ruled against the same ban in February, the New Civil Rights Movement reports.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Gay/Lesbian

7 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Gas prices across Texas hold steady at $3.49

AAA Texas on Thursday reported that compares to the nationwide average price of $3.68 per gallon, up 2 cents from last week.

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11 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Campaign 2016: Texas Gov. Perry says he needs prep

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media after meeting with business owners Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at a barbecue restaurant in New York.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Andrew Cuomo

15 hrs ago | KWTX

Two Texas Nursing Home Residents Killed, Roommate Detained

One of the victims died at the scene Tuesday night at the Lexington Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the second later died at a hospital, police Sgt.

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19 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

As Perry visits NY, job funds set for new scrutiny

As Gov. Rick Perry visits New York trying to lure more companies to Texas, lawmakers back home are getting ready to again scrutinize his signature job-creating programs.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

Wed Apr 23, 2014

CBS Local

Abbott: Pay Teachers Bonuses For High Exam Scores

Republican Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he would seek bonuses for high school teachers whose students perform well on college readiness exams.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

KMIR 6

Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, including the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings and a groundbreaking series on race and integration of Longhorns football, has died.

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Related Topix: Spring, TX, Big Spring, TX, Baylor University

ABC News

Former AP Reporter Robert Heard Dies at Age 84

Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, including the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings and a groundbreaking series on race and integration of Longhorns football, has died.

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Related Topix: Spring, TX, Big Spring, TX, Baylor University

KVUE.com

DPS offers reward for Most Wanted Sex Offender in East Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender in East Texas.

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Related Topix: Pearland, TX

KLBJ AM 590

Man in 70s dies on flight from Texas to California

Orange County coroner's officials say John Selner of Fort Worth died of natural causes during the flight Tuesday morning.

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The Town Talk

Job market for college grads better but still weak

WASHINGTON -- With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads -- a bit.

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Related Topix: Florida Atlantic University, Colorado School of Mines, Michigan State University

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KSWO

Powers critics donate to 2 Hall committee members

Critics of University of Texas President Bill Powers have made donations to the campaigns of two members of a legislative committee that's investigating an anti-Powers UT System regent.

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KSWO

DPS urges online renewal of your driver's license

Renewing a Texas driver's license doesn't necessarily mean waiting in long lines or prepping your best photo ID look for the camera.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Port Arthur man convicted of killing wife in Waco

A Southeast Texas man who met his wife as a pen pal while he was in prison has been convicted of killing her in front of her child.

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EDGE

Poll: Majority of Texans Back Gay Marriage

A new poll reveals that, for the first time ever, the majority of Texans are in favor of same-sex marriage, according to Texas' LGBT news site Lone Star Q. The independent poll was conducted by grad students from Texas Tech University's Earl Survey Research Lab and found that 48 percent of voters from Texas backed marriage rights for same-sex ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Texas Government, US News

The Wichita Eagle

Lawsuit seeks redrawing of Texas Senate districts

The Project on Fair Representation wants a judge to cancel this year's primaries, which used Senate boundaries drawn by the Legislature in 2013, the Austin American-Statesman reported .

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

KSWO

Police ID body found in Lexington storage unit

Police have identified mummified remains of a man found in a Lexington storage unit and the man's daughter has been charged with stealing his Social Security checks.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

CBS Local

Perry Makes 2nd Job-Poaching Trip To New York

Gov. Rick Perry is making a second trip to New York, hoping to convince employers there to move to Texas.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

KXXV-TV Waco

Year after Texas plant blast, no new safety laws

In the year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people, not a single state or federal law has been passed geared toward improving safety conditions at such facilities.

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Related Topix: Explosion

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