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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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Related Topix: Texas, Cell Phones, Electronics

North Texas e-News

TxDOT introduces Loteria Game Truck to announce Drink. Drive. Go to jail. De Veras. Campaign

Easter, Fiesta and Cinco de Mayo are deeply cherished celebrations within the Hispanic community, but the festivities emphasizing food, family and fun can also lead to tragedy when drinking and driving is involved.

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Related Topix: Cinco De Mayo, Life, Holidays, Texas, Anton, TX

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Texting-and-driving ban may still fail after Perry

Repeated efforts to implement a statewide ban on texting while driving in Texas may continue to fail even after Gov. Rick Perry leaves office next year.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Dallas Morning News

Texas texting-and-driving ban may still fail after Perry leaves office

Repeated efforts to implement a statewide ban on texting while driving in Texas may continue to fail even after Gov. Rick Perry leaves office next year.

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Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Corpus Christi, TX

Burnt Orange Report

President Barack Obama Visits With Texas Families Helped By The Affordable Care Act

When President Obama was in Austin recently for the Civil Rights Summit, he spent time speaking with Texas families who had received health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law, Liberal Political News

KWTX

Top A&M Official Passed Over For Presidency Resigns

Guy Diedrich, Texas A&M University's vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, whom Gov. Rick Perry wanted regents to select as interim president of the school, has resigned after not getting the job.

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

Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Texas funds biotechnology center

Texas Emerging Technology Fund will provide a $3 million grant to create the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology.

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Related Topix: Texas, Texas A&M University, Rick Perry, US Governors, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Airport Business

Campbell Named 'Texas Aviator of the Year'

The longtime Corsicana physician, and namesake of C. David Campbell Field at the Corsicana airport was named 2014 Texas Aviator of the Year by the Texas Department of Transportation The longtime Corsicana physician, and namesake of C. David Campbell Field at the Corsicana airport was named 2014 Texas Aviator of the Year by the Texas Department of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Texas, Baylor University, Randolph Air Force Base, US Military, US Air Force, Laredo Air Force Base

Fri Apr 18, 2014

News Observer

While wooing electric automaker's factory, Texas still won't let Tesla sell cars in-state

Not just any car: the Tesla Model S, a $70,000 to $130,000 electric car that got Consumer Reports' highest marks ever.

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Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Texas, Castro (San Francisco, CA), Lake Hills, TX, West Lake Hills, TX

MySanAntonio.com

Perry shouldn't politicize prison rape

It is shameful for the governor to use the awful crime of rape as a political football.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Opinion

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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Click2Houston

Weekend traffic alert: I-610/US 290 interchange

Transportation officials are reminding drivers about weekend road construction at the I-610/US 290 interchange as another phase of work begins.

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KXAN-TV Austin

Poll says Ted Cruz is the most popular Texas politician

Cruz has a 47 percent approval rating - better than both Rick Perry and John Cornyn, with only 35 percent who disapprove of him.

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Related Topix: Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Rick Perry, US Governors, Mike Huckabee

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