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Texas Gov. Rick Perry's return to New York draws Bronx cheer

No one can accuse Gov. Rick Perry of letting harsh words from New Yorkers prevent him from taking his pro-Texas message back to the Big Apple.

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Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Texas, New York Government, US Governors, Rick Perry

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Texas Gov. Perry challenges Cuomo on business

This photo combo shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, Andrew Cuomo

Dallas Morning News

Bigger Medicaid won't do in all-GOP special election for Texas Senate

Although a poll last week showed that a plurality of Texans favor Medicaid expansion, don't expect any of the four Republicans running in a special election for Texas Senate to salute that flag.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Texas, US Senate, Medicaid, Health

CNN

Texas blast 'should never have occurred'

Eleanor Castro sits in her home in West, Texas. Her property was damaged by the fertilizer plant explosion a year ago that claimed 15 lives.

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Related Topix: Texas, West, TX, Explosion, McLennan County, TX

EDGE

Poll: Majority of Texans Back Gay Marriage

A new poll reveals that, for the first time ever, the majority of Texans are in favor of same-sex marriage, according to Texas' LGBT news site Lone Star Q. The independent poll was conducted by grad students from Texas Tech University's Earl Survey Research Lab and found that 48 percent of voters from Texas backed marriage rights for same-sex ... (more)

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Related Topix: Texas, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, US News

Dallas Observer

It's Not Illegal In Texas To Pick Bluebonnets, and Your Whole Life Is A Lie

Everyone in Texas, transplant or not, has been told that if you pick the bluebonnets that decorate the landscape across Texas in the spring, a State Trooper will personally kick your ass, because you Don't Mess With Texas and its dainty blue flora.

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MyHighPlains.com

House Bill 5 Brings Opportunity for Technical Colleges

At the state's technical colleges, controversial changes to the state's high school curriculum in House Bill 5 have been met with a sense of excitement - and anticipation that the shift could lead to significant expansion.

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Related Topix: Texas, Education Etc., University of Texas of the Permian Basin, West, TX

Amarillo.com

Study: most Texans drive and talk; many text

Three out of four Texans at least occasionally speak on a cellphone while driving and nearly half sometimes read or text while driving, according to a study released Monday of 3,000 drivers by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

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Related Topix: Texas, Cellphones

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Did Texas Leave You Out?

With ACA signups in the rearview mirror and the numbers ratcheting up to 8 million or so , much of the bluff and bluster of the GOP argument about ACA is evaporating just as quickly as this weekend's rains.

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Related Topix: Texas, Healthcare Law, Law, Rick Perry, US Governors

Free Republic

BLM Eyes 90,000 Acres of Texas Land

After the recent Bundy Ranch episode by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management , Texans are becoming more concerned about the BLM's focus on 90,000 acres along a 116 mile stretch of the Texas/Oklahoma boundary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mac Thornberry, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas

Gilmer Mirror

Texas Unemployment Rate Dips to 5.5 percent

All 11 major industries post positive annual growth rates AUSTIN - The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Texas fell to 5.5 percent in March, down two-tenths of a percentage point from February's rate of 5.7 percent.

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KFVS12

GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the... Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Texomaland

Monica Freeman Wins TxDOT Roadrunner Award by Texas Department of Transportation

The mission of SCP is the production of quality theatrical entertainment and education in the performing arts.

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Related Topix: Texas, South Padre Island, TX, Denison, TX

Sun Apr 20, 2014

KFVS12

Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the... Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms ... (more)

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Boat Disaster, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, US Coast Guard, US News

National Public Radio

10 Things To Know For Monday

"It's sadness, but it's also a kind of fortitude," says Scott Johnson, who will run in Monday's race one year after bombings killed three and injured 260 there.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

WHDH

Texas Walmart locked down after bomb scare

Employees and shoppers at a Walmart near Houston were locked down Saturday after authorities confronted a man who had an unknown device and possible weapons nearby.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Avalanche

WCAX-TV Burlington

Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.

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Related Topix: Food Poisoning, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas

Turnto10.com

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the... Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms ... (more)

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Science / Technology, Space

Texomaland

Distracted Driving Crashes on the Rise in Texas

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