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Justice Department, Texas Clash Over Discovery in Voting Rights Case

Lawyers from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division asked a panel of judges Wednesday to compel Texas to turn over legislative documents that "may shed light on the Texas Legislature's motivation" for enacting the 2011 congressional redistricting plans.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont ISD will appeal state takeover

Dottie Carruth, left, and Danny McCurtain, right, hold signs praising TEA's decision to replace the BISD school board while they and Melanie Roberton, center, sit in on Monday night's board meeting.

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NewsOne

GOP Rep Introduces Bill To Cut Eric Holder's Salary

As a native Texan, I'd like to apologize on behalf of BeyoncA© , Kelly , LeToya , LaTavia , and all of the other sensible Texans for the antics of Rep. Blake Farenthold , a useless legislator if there ever were one.

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Reuters

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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KETK

DPS releases annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas.

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ThinkProgress

A Year After The Deadly West, Texas Explosion, No New Regulations

A year after a fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas, no new regulations have even been filed , let alone passed, according to the Texas Tribune.

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News Max

Perry's Presidential Bid Hampered by Tangle Over Texas Corruption Unit

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's hopes to capture the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are being overshadowed by a political and legal controversy involving a local district attorney, The New York Times reported.

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WebWire

Sid Miller Warns that Bureau of Land Management Actions in Nevada & Texas Violate U.S. Constitution

Republican front runner in Texas Ag Commissioner Race calls on Governor Rick Perry to mobilize Texas State Guard to assist landowners on Red River 'This property has been in many of the landowners' families for generations, and they've paid taxes for over 100 years,' Sid Miller, front runner in the Republican race for Texas Agriculture Commissioner ... (more)

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

Veteran Unemployment Rising

According to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas veterans are having a tougher time finding a job.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Ave. Q project hits dead end

A $750,000 project to add a median to Avenue Q has met the end of the road after the Texas Department of Transportation deemed the plan nonviable earlier this week.

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KXXV-TV Waco

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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 Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday that the funding comes at the request last week by West officials for ... (more)

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Burnt Orange Report

Texas Petroleum Industry Giving Major Cash to Greg Abbott, Other Tea Party Candidates

The oil and gas industry is one of the biggest in the world, raking in $93 billion in profits last year alone.

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Dallas Morning News

Texas falls a spot to No. 13 in 2014 economic outlook ranking

Texas dipped one spot to No. 13 this year in economic outlook competitiveness as changes in other states improved their rankings, according to new data from the American Legislative Exchange Council , a group of conservative state legislators.

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Talking Points Memo

[Sponsored Message] Don Cheadle, Rick Perry, and Climate Change's Impact on One Texas Town

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CBS Local

GOP Congressman Introduces 'Contempt' Bill To Withhold Holder's Salary

Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, has introduced the "Contempt Act" to prohibit taxpayer-funded salaries from going to government officials found in contempt of Congress.

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Mother Jones

Rick Perry Dismantled Texas' Public Integrity Unit. Now He's Facing a Grand Jury.

Rick Perry - Republican Texas governor, failed 2012 presidential candidate, and potential 2016 retread contender - is battling legal trouble at home, thanks to his controversial veto that demolished the state office tasked with investigating political scandals.

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Dallas Morning News

Dan Patrick, Juli n Castro clash over immigration in TV debate

Democratic San Antonio Mayor JuliA n Castro and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, squared off for a debate Tuesday in San Antonio.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Rubio To Texans: Terrorists Training In Syria May Strike U.S.

While giving a foreign policy speech sponsored by various groups at the University of Texas, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world - or even on the nation's home soil.

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Star-Telegram.com

Former opponent Madrigal to help with Davis' South Texas troubles

Davis met privately last week with Democratic primary runner-up Ray Madrigal, and the Corpus Christi Democrat has agreed to help Davis' struggling campaign in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, he said Tuesday.

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Connecticut Post

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.

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