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38 min ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph

East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

Authorities in East Texas said Tuesday that they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that were discovered over the weekend in the woods and which contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.


Related Topix: Goodrich, TX, Polk County, TX

3 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

University of Texas regents pick Navy Adm. William McRaven as chancellor finalist

University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses.


Related Topix: Naval Postgraduate School, US Military, US Navy, University of Texas at Austin, San Antonio, TX

3 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Lawmakers: Is beefed-up border security worth it?

A legislative panel is questioning what Texas will ultimately have to show for the $5.2 million per week it's spending on beefed-up border security amid a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Perry: NH Should Be Embarrassed By Shaheen

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says New Hampshire voters should be embarrassed by Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's record on border security.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Immigration Reform, Scott Brown, Republican

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics

8 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

US bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered the seizure of a vessel carrying about 1 million barrels of Kurdish crude oil about 60 miles off the Galveston coast.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

9 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Texas woman opens 'Gone with the Wind' museum

After 30 years of amassing a 6,000-piece collection including a rare signed first printing of the novel, Rogers began to share her treasures this month with the grand opening of the Gone with the Wind Remembered Museum and gift shop.


Related Topix: Home, Home Listing

10 hrs ago | KAUZ

Texas AG: Gay-marriage ban in state's interest

Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships."


14 hrs ago | CBS News

Texas marijuana bust yields over 40,000 plants

Police in Texas are clearing thousands of marijuana plants today. The crop is part of sophisticated operation that could end up being the largest bust of its kind in state history, CBS News' Tim Wetzel reports.


Related Topix: Marijuana

19 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Texas teen convicted of killing police officer

The jury deliberated for about five hours Monday before finding 19-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez guilty of murder in the 2012 death of Officer Jonathan Molina.


19 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Elaborate marijuana farm discovered in East Texas

Texas authorities are working to clear more than a dozen marijuana fields found in the eastern part of the state.


21 hrs ago | KWTX

Teen Stabbed To Death Near Texas University Campus; Arrest Made

Abilene police made an arrest Monday after a stabbing near the campus of Abilene Christian University that left a teenager dead and another person seriously injured.

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Related Topix: Abilene Christian University

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Navy Times

Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border

Gov. Rick Perry, center, speaks during a news conference July 21. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border.


Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military, Hidalgo, TX, US News, Illegal Immigration

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Re-sentencing delay for McRae in burned-body case

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Brandan Butler, the man accused in the Mother's Day double murder of 2 Bossier City women.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

Bellingham Herald

California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

At a news conference Monday with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, Brown said the immigration overload of thousands of Central American youths at the border should be seen as a humanitarian issue.

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Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rick Perry

KHOU-TV Houston

California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."


Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rick Perry

Marine Corps Times

After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, US Politics, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nursing, Medicine

The Lebanon Daily News

10 Things to Know for Today

This May 7, 2014, file photo shows House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, joined at right by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., as he speaks during a panel on Capitol in Washington.


Related Topix: Pete Sessions, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Virginia Foxx, Bill Clinton, History in the News

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.


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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

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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