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Texas Law Could Lead To Closure Of Clinics That Offer Abortions

The Hilltop Women's Reproductive clinic in El Paso, Texas, is expected to close if a state law is upheld by a federal judge.

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Related Topix: El Paso, TX, Abortion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Wanted Texas sex offender arrested in Mexico

A 49-year-old man wanted in Hill County for failing to register as a sex offender, burglary and a parole violation has been arrested in Mexico after eluding capture for almost 10 years.

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Related Topix: Hill County, TX

KXAN-TV Austin

Texas school funding still unconstitutional

A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among school districts in wealthy and poor areas.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

CBS Local

Film Official: Incentives Keep Texas In Picture

The director of the Texas Film Commission says incentives used to reimburse production companies are helping lure them to the Lone Star State.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Highway department backs off billboard proposal

A spokesman with the Texas Department of Transportation says the agency is backing off a proposal to raise the height of billboards.

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Related Topix: Texas Government

NewsOK.com

Retail gasoline prices drop 2 cents across Texas

Retail gasoline prices across the state continue to drop as millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for the long Labor Day weekend.

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FOX23

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

Texas Governor Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz during a press conference held at the front gate to Fort Hood about Iraq war veteran, Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Fort Hood, TX, Life, Veteran Affairs

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Weak Low Moving Towards Texas

Recon flight did not find closed low level circulation. National Hurricane Center says there is a 20% chance tropical development as the area of disturbed weather moves towards the Texas coast.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado

Dallas Morning News

California, Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses

When California rolled out a $750 million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas, where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from the Golden State.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Toyota Motor, Automakers, Jerry Brown

Business Journal

Texas economic activity improved in June

The Austin skyline, seen from the eastern portions of the boardwalk. The city's booming economy is among the nation's top.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Air Accidents, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Marie

KVII-TV Amarillo

Texas father acquited of murder in fatal shooting of drunk driver

A jury has acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

KSWO

Building groundbreaking held at South Texas campus

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for a medical education building that will house classrooms and lab space for students at the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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Related Topix: University of Texas Pan American, University of Texas at Brownsville

NBC Action News

Robin Williams turned down Las Vegas gigs

Flood Warning issued August 27 at 8:00AM CDT expiring August 28 at 8:13PM CDT in effect for: Atchison, Holt Heat Advisory issued August 27 at 3:49AM CDT expiring August 27 at 7:00PM CDT in effect for: Barry, Barton, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Maries, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Good Will Hunting, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Entertainment

KGNS-TV Laredo

Wendy Davis spends $4 million on Texas attack ads

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis, lagging behind in both polling and campaign finances, spent about $4 million in August to attack Republican opponent Greg Abbott on television.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Texas education chief under fire for low passing standards on STAAR

State Education Commissioner Michael Williams came under fire from members of the Senate Education Committee Tuesday over his decision to retain low passing standards on state achievement tests for the fourth year in a row.

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KXAN-TV Austin

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media Tuesday Aug. 26, 2014,...

Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WLUK-TV Green Bay

This image provided by the Austin Police Department shows Texas Gov....

Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KSWO

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Texas Comptroller Chief Revenue Estimator John Heleman made some eye-opening observations recently about the booming Texas economy and its effect on taxation.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Reporter

5 things to watch for at the Venice Film Festival

The 71st Venice Film Festival opens this week, bringing 11 days of high art and Hollywood glamour to the canal-crossed Italian city.

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Related Topix: Italy, World News, 21 Grams, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, The Amazing Spider-Man, Stone, Mystery Movies, Action Movies, Adventure

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