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2 hrs ago | Amarillo.com

Rangel: Perry's victory proved decisive in West Texas special election

In four years, seven West Texas Republicans running for legislative seats, including two incumbents, have been defeated in the primaries or in a special election - despite having strong support from the party establishment and / or the business community. Arrington had strong business backing and support from influential Republicans, too, because of his seven years at Tech and more than a decade as an adviser to former Governor and President George W. Bush.

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Related Topix: West, TX, US News, George Bush, W., Rick Perry, US Governors, Opinion

6 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

Victim in Texas rape exoneration recalls case

A woman who accidentally misidentified the person who raped her says she remains plagued by guilt in a case that led to major reforms in Texas. Officials in Lubbock this week will unveil a statue to honor Tim Cole, the first person in Texas to be exonerated of a crime after his death.

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Related Topix: Texas Tech

11 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Inside Texas Politics

Inside Texas Politics Our youngest-ever guest is a gadfly at Dallas City Hall Check out this story on WFAA.com: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/14/inside-texas-politics-9-14-14-atkins/15624479/ Inside Texas Politics host Jason Whitely and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy talk with Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins and David Williams. David is a 13-year-old who some have introduced as the mayor of Dallas in 30 years.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Dallas, TX, Barack Obama

15 hrs ago | KLTV Tyler

E. Texas mother organizes blood drive to honor son's death

An East Texas couple is hoping to raise awareness of a rarely diagnosed disease after the sudden death of their son last year. Robby Cano, who was a student at Whitehouse High School, died within days of being diagnosed with HLH, or Hemophagocytic Lympohistiocytosis, a rare cancer-like disorder.

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Related Topix: Health

19 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Texas Camerata begins 25th season

The instruments used by Texas Camerata are often a bit tricky to play, compared to the more recent versions of the same instruments. Most of the instruments are slightly different in size and shape, requiring different approaches to playing them .

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Related Topix: Classical, Arts, Opera

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

West Texas towns seek new ways to get water

Officials in Mineral Wells say if the water level in the lake that serves as the city's main water supply keeps dropping then they only have enough water to last until June. Lake Palo Pinto is 14 percent full and officials are stretching the supply by combining it with Brazos River water.

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Related Topix: Mineral Wells, TX, West, TX, Palo Pinto, TX

Chambersburg Public Opinion

USS Saratoga arrives in South Texas to be scrapped

The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has arrived at its final destination in South Texas, where it will be scrapped. The Saratoga on Friday reached the Esco Marine ship recycling plant in Brownsville.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Raw Story

Texas governor's race heats up over Wendy Davis' new autobiography

The race for Texas governor entered a new chapter this week with the release of a memoir from Democratic candidate Wendy Davis that rekindled attention on abortion and led to an ethics complaint from her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott. Abbott, currently the state's attorney general, is accusing Davis of misusing campaign contributions to promote the book called "Forgetting to Be Afraid," in which Davis, a state senator, reveals she had terminated two pregnancies.

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Reuters

U.S. intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine. The sanctions, coordinated with similar European Union steps, were triggered by what the West sees as Moscow's recent effort to destabilize eastern Ukraine by backing pro-Russian separatists with troops, heavy arms and cross-border shelling..

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

Examiner.com

Gang of 21 Aryan Brotherhood members arrested in Texas crystal meth operation

Texas and federal authorities arrested 21 members of an Aryan Brotherhood and collaborators in a meth lab and distribution operation according to the FBI. Included in the arrests on Friday, September 12, 2004, were ranking members Wayne Husinger of Belton, and Robert Eaton of Kempner, TX.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Belton, TX, Prison

Fri Sep 12, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Opponents Spar In Court Over Texas Clinics That Do Abortions

A federal appeals court in New Orleans is reviewing whether 11 clinics that provide abortion in Texas must immediately close their doors because they don't comply with a state law requiring that they meet all the standards of an outpatient surgical center. A three-judge panel heard arguments Friday for more than 90 minutes, first from the Texas solicitor general and then from a lawyer with the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is representing many of the Texas clinics.

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Related Topix: Abortion, West, TX

MyHighPlains.com

Aquifer is No Quick Fix for Central Texas Thirst

As drought continues to grip Central Texas, those looking to provide water to the region's fast-growing cities and suburbs see a solution in the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer, which they say has enough water to support growth for centuries in the area. But others fear the resource will be drained at their expense.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Bastrop, TX, Bastrop County, TX

KMPH-TV Fresno

Texas asks court to allow closure of most clinics

The medical director of the facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic. The medical director of the facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

WHAS11

Mexican president condemns Texas' guard deployment

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops along the border is "unpleasant" and "reprehensible." Last month's deployment had previously drawn Mexico's ire.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

16 indicted in North Texas ID theft, bank scam

Prosecutors say 16 people have been indicted in a North Texas identity theft and fraud scheme blamed for more than $1.3 million in bank losses. Details were announced Thursday on the 76-count federal indictment returned last month in Sherman.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Texas map found in library valued at $8,000

Oklahoma State University authorities say an 1844 Texas map found tucked away in a library book is worth about $8,000. The San Antonio Express-News reports it's a mystery how the map made its way into the library's possession.

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Journal Gazette

Texas abortion restrictions at US appeals court

A federal appeals court that has already upheld a Texas law restricting abortions is hearing arguments about an even tougher part of the same law, which requires all abortion clinics to adopt costly standards mandated for walk-in surgical clinics.

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Related Topix: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

CBS Local

Feds: 21 Arrested In Texas Aryan Brotherhood Drug Ring

Authorities in Texas say they've arrested 21 members of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang in an alleged conspiracy to sell methamphetamine. The U.S. Attorney's Office for western Texas said Thursday that investigators have seized 9 pounds of crystal meth and 15 firearms from the group of defendants, based in and around Waco.

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Related Topix: Drugs

KXXV-TV Waco

AAA survey finds gas prices hold steady in Texas

AAA Texas on Thursday reported that compares with the national average of $3.42 per gallon, which is down a penny from last week. El Paso drivers have the most expensive gasoline statewide at $3.29 per gallon.

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Related Topix: Life, Labor Day, Holidays

Contra Costa Times

California rocket company to move to Texas

A company filled with rocket scientists has bought in to Texas' push to promote itself as a business-friendly, anti-regulation locale. The Austin American-Statesman reports that Firefly Space Systems of Hawthorne, California, on Wednesday confirmed its relocation to the Austin area.

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Related Topix: Cedar Park, TX, Burnet County, TX

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