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34 min ago | Dallas Morning News

Texas lawyers line up to help flood of young migrants

Law firms, corporate legal departments and bar associations across Texas have started pro bono projects to represent Central American children flooding across the border.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Versant, ATT, Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas

Sun Jul 27, 2014

MilitaryCity.com

Texas couple gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market has presented it to his mother, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq.

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The Washington Post

Oldest female WWII veteran visits DC monuments

The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News

KSFO AM 560

Texan Bipartisan Pair: American Public Wants an - Orderly Border'

With just five days left until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state but there are few signs of support in Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government

KAUZ

Aggressive weed brings woe to Texas cotton growers

A fast-spreading weed is causing problems in Texas cotton fields and could cost growers much of their harvest if left unchecked.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Business Journal

Here's why National parks in Texas attracted fewer visitors in 2013

Fewer visitors journeyed to the national parks in Texas in 2013 than the previous year, and you can blame the 16-day government shutdown that year for much of the decline, according to a new report from the National Park Service.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Big Bend National Park, Chamizal National Memorial, Big Thicket National Preserve

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Sanford and Israel: Godfathers of East Texas cardiology

Courtesy East Texas cardiologists Drs. Noah Israel a Sand Fagg Sanford were the only two cardiologists available in Tyler in 1983.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Tyler, TX, Dallas, TX

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Early release of inmates prompts order by judges

State district court judges in South Texas are directing sheriff's officials to alert them before releasing inmates due to jail overcrowding.

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TwinCities

Michele Bachmann heads to Mexico border for look at crisis

Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann is spending the weekend along the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at an immigration crisis involving Central American youth.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King

KHOU-TV Houston

Bar none? Not after $1M gift for Texas campus pub

Wealthy alumni usually finance new football stadiums or libraries at their old colleges.

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KITV-TV

Obama to meet with Central American leaders

President Barack Obama met with Central American leaders on Friday over the surge of migrant youth at the southern border with solutions to the crisis so far proving elusive.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Prison, Texas Government, Family, Kids

San Bernardino County Sun

Honduran special forces are struggling to keep children from fleeing to the U.S.

Women and their children walk on the tarmac after being deported from the US at the airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

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Related Topix: Prison, Honduras, World News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

Daily Journal

County official in Texas accused of taking bribes

In this June 30, 2014 photo, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price answers a question during a news conference called by Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson, rear, in Dallas.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Daily Journal

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the Mexican shore.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military

KSWO

Texas inmate charged with murder for 2004 death

Sheriff's officials say Thursday that Allan Eugene was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Richard Sepulveda in 2004.

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Related Topix: Prison

KHOU-TV Houston

2 sisters found dead in East Texas apartment

Two young sisters have been found dead in their East Texas apartment and an evidence tampering charge was filed against a man who allegedly was at the home.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Lifetime drops reality TV show on Texas mortuary

The Lifetime TV network has dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found and the co-owners face criminal charges.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Texas family gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

A Harris County mother will receive a tribute flag for her son more than nine years after he was killed while serving as a Marine in Iraq.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Dallas-area doctor convicted of health care fraud

A federal jury in Tyler found Dr. Tariq Mahmood guilty Thursday of more than $1 million in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims.

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Related Topix: Grand Saline, TX

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

A large metal fence marks part of the border between Texas and Mexico.

State health and law enforcement officials are to testify about human trafficking before a panel of state lawmakers in South Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas Government

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