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3 hrs ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph

Eastern medicine meets East Texas

Hair-thin needles were inserted in his back and left shoulder area. The same day, he also tried cupping, an ancient Chinese therapy that uses cups to suction the skin to reproduce the effects of a deep-tissue massage.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Diabetes, Fitness, Yoga, Chiropractic

7 hrs ago | KSWO

Texting while driving ban could revive after Perry

Efforts to implement a statewide texting while driving ban in Texas are likely to resurface next year no matter who replaces Gov. Rick Perry.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

11 hrs ago | Click2Houston

Gov. Perry's pick for Texas A&M president resigns

A top Texas A&M University executive who Gov. Rick Perry wanted promoted to school president has resigned after not getting the job.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas A&M University, Texas Government, Bryan College

15 hrs ago | CBS Local

Abbott: Armed School Employees OK Under Texas Law

The Texas Legislature last year approved a measure allowing rural districts that can't afford police security to arm designated employees to better protect students.

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Related Topix: Texas Government

20 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Ted Cruz Is Top Dog in Texas: Poll

April 18--A new survey finds that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is the "top dog" in Texas politics, but that Texans also favor expanding Medicaid, raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour, and enacting the Paycheck Fairness Act, a Democrat-backed measure that would make it harder for employers to defend against gender discrimination claims.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas Government, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KYTX-TV News

Open Carry Texas Begins Gregg County Chapter. Holds First March.

A Boise, Idaho business is here to help you let off a little steam. It's not a gym or a therapist, as you might expect.

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Related Topix: Gregg County, TX

El Paso Times

Year after fertilizer plant explosion, Texas town ponders new plant

Leaders in a Central Texas town that was devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are contemplating building a new facility, calling it a crucial step toward West's economic recovery.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Fire, Agriculture, Science, West, TX

KHOU-TV Houston

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

Leaders in a Central Texas town devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are contemplating building a new one, calling it a crucial step in West's economic recovery.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Agriculture, Science

KXAN-TV Austin

Abbott campaign accepting Bitcoin contributions

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's campaign for governor says it will accept contributions made with the bitcoin virtual currency.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin

Lincoln Daily News

Signs Of Healing In Texas Town A Year After Deadly Plant Blast

Still healing from multiple broken bones after the force of a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant lifted him out of his boots a year ago, one first responder has begun to address the anguish of losing his team members.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Explosion, Rick Perry, US Governors

Norwalk Citizen News

Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

This April 18, 2013 aerial photo shows a destroyed fertilizer plant, top, following an explosion in West, Texas.

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Related Topix: Explosion, West, TX, FEMA, US News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Science Daily

New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil

A new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient has been identified by an international research team.

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Related Topix: MRSA, Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Genetics, Medicine

Norwalk Citizen News

Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death

An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist."

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Marine killed at Camp Lejeune returns home to Texas

"I've cried all day," she said. "An amazing young man that we can only hope to be as strong and as giving as he was."

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Retail gasoline prices up 6 cents across Texas

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump has reached $3.49 per gallon.

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KMBC-TV

Texas town tighter than ever year after blast

That's why it hurt so much one year ago Thursday when an enormous explosion at a fertilizer plant claimed 15 lives while destroying 120 homes and damaging 200 others across 37 blocks, shattering windows well beyond that.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

KYTX-TV News

Colorado woman shot dead while on phone with 911 for 13 minutes

There's something about a field of wildflowers that draws out the photographer in all of us.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

In this photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is death row inmate Jose Villegas, 38, who was convicted of capital murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, Erida Salazar, her 3-year-old son, Jacob, and her mother, Alma Perez, 51. Photo: Texas Department Of Criminal Justice, AP Texas leads the nation's death penalty states in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sriracha hot sauce maker considers moving to Texas

Huy Fong Foods CEO David Tran Wednesday invited a Texas lawmaker into his Azusa Canyon Road manufacturing plant to observe the facility's operation before he considers moving the popular hot sauce factory to Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Tony Cardenas, Democrat

CBS Local

State Awards $4.8M To Recovery Efforts In West

State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15. The office of Governor Rick Perry announced Wednesday that the funding comes at the request last week by West officials for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Explosion, Rick Perry, US Governors

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