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  1. City airport head to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Denton Record-Chronicle

    Quentin Hix, 68, submitted a letter Jan. 6 and it was accepted the next day. His final day is Feb. 24, although he told city officials he would agree to a limited role to help with a transition, if needed.

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  2. Texas unemployment holds steady, Arkansas rate dips below 4 percent in DecemberRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Texarkana Gazette

    The Texas unemployment rate held steady in December at 4.6 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The statewide jobless figure was also 4.6 percent in November, according to the commission.

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  3. Eddie Lucio Jr. announced as Border Texan of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Brownsville Herald

    Eddie Lucio Jr.'s lips shook, eyes welled up and his voice quivered. He said his late father would've been emotional, like Lucio was on Friday, when the State Senator from Brownsville was announced as 2017 Border Texan of the Year.

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  4. Love the BombRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Dallas Observer

    Chances are you're thinking more and more about nuclear weapons these days, even though the Cold War ended more than 30 years ago. If I have to say why I know that, then you're either blissfully ignoring of current events or a huge Donald Trump supporter.

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  5. Decrying 'sanctuary cities,' Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatens to cut millions to Travis CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to cut millions to Travis County over the local sheriff's pledge that it will no longer fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. Sheriff Sally Hernandez, a Democrat elected in November , said Friday her department would stop honoring all federal requests to detain suspects who might be in the United States illegally, the Austin-American Statesman first reported .

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  6. Budget plans arena t clear for oil and gas regulationRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    Natural gas drilling and production in the Barnett Shale formation in and around Tarrant County isn't booming like it was a few years ago, but people in this part of the state should still take a keen interest in how Texas regulates that activity. Remember that the Railroad Commission has nothing to do with railroads and hasn't since 2005.

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  7. Texas ends 2016 with 4.6 percent unemployment rate; Lubbock's rate up in last monthRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The Texas unemployment rate remained the same as November's rate at 4.6 percent in December, while Lubbock's rate is up 0.2 percent from November's 3 percent, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Amarillo, the Austin-Round Rock area and Lubbock recorded December's lowest unemployment rate statewide at 3.2 percent.

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  8. Gore's new movie highlights alternative energy in deep-red Texas. Will it win over skeptics?Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Could stories like this one point toward a possible shift in conservatives' energy policy? In his 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth," former vice president Al Gore warned that humanity had 10 years to avoid reaching an environmental "point of no return." In response, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh started a doomsday countdown clock . 1 comment

  9. Climate Change Takes Center Stage at Senate HearingsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KDIN-TV Johnston

    Another round of atypical heavy rain in the Southeast this week. In Houston, Texas, drivers were stranded after the 5-inch deluge.

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  10. Inauguration is Two-Fold for Fort Worth CoupleRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | NBC Dallas

    A North Texas Couple attended former Governor Rick Perry's confirmation hearing while in town for President Donald Trump's inauguration. "It was kind of a last minute, spur of the moment thing," said Hank.

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  11. New Harbor Bridge project funding in jeopardy Read Story Brian BurnsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KIII

    Federal funding for the new Harbor Bridge project could be in jeopardy. The federal government has given the Texas Department of Transportation until Feb. 18 to resolve an issue.

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  12. Tractor-trailer goes off Loop 820 overpass onto North Main StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    A tractor-trailer wrecked and went off an overpass on Loop 820 in north Fort Worth on Friday afternoon, leaving one person in critical condition, according to MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky. The truck went off the Loop 820 overpass and landed onto North Main Street, according to a Fort Worth police tweet.

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  13. Going nuclear: Perry poised to lead renewable energy pushRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Hill

    No political leader since the first Energy Secretary James Schlesinger, under then-President Jimmy Carter, has been in a position to reshape America's energy policy as much as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry . With Senate confirmation hearings having occurred Thursday, Perry knows that we cannot postpone dealing with the threat to our nation's energy security any longer.

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  14. Jobless rate rises across regionRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Below are the unemployment numbers for every county in Deep East Texas, as provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. The numbers in parentheses are from November:

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  15. Fight over guns in Fort Worth spreads to a museumRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    Since Texas law changed Jan. 1, 2106, to allow the open carry of handguns, the Fort Worth Zoo put up signs that say neither concealed nor open carry of handguns is allowed. Recent legal rulings about guns at the Fort Worth Zoo and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History seem to raise more questions than ever among gun-carrying Texans, who are calling on state lawmakers to settle the issue about guns once and for all.

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  16. Texas job growth flattens in December, jobless rate holds steadyRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    The Texas unemployment rate held steady in December at 4.6 percent as job growth nearly ground to a halt, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. Texas added just 800 nonfarm jobs last month, the agency said in a statement, bringing to 210,200 the number of seasonally adjusted jobs added since December 2015.

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  17. N.C. to help test driverless carsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has designated North Carolina one of 10 proving ground pilot sites for testing automated vehicle technologies. The N.C. Turnpike Authority was one of 10 chosen from more than 60 academic institutions, state transportation departments, cities, and private entities and partnerships that applied.

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  18. I-10 closures announced in Orange, WinnieRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

    Interstate 10 eastbound near Texas 87 in Orange County will be closed from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Saturday, the Texas Department of Transportation said in a release. Traffic will be detoured to frontage roads. The closure will allow for crews to set beams for the new bridge, TxDOT said.

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  19. It is so very typical ofRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Vilas County News-Review

    Letter to the Editor: As former Texas Gov. Rick Perry famously acknowledged during his presidential campaign, "Oops!" At the time, Perry could not think of the third government agency that he would eliminate should he become president. Ironically, President-elect Donald Trump has now nominated Perry to head that very same Department of Energy, but I digress.

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  20. Report: Abbott seeking reelection, silent on bathroom billRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Chron

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, center, uses a ramp to exit the House Chamber at the Texas State Capitol after he addressed the opening session of the 85th Texas Legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Austin, Texas. less Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, center, uses a ramp to exit the House Chamber at the Texas State Capitol after he addressed the opening session of the 85th Texas Legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Austin, ... more AUSTIN -- In an interview with a Dallas television station, Gov., Greg Abbott has confirmed longstanding speculation he will run for reelection in 2018 and that he remains non-committal on the controversial bathroom bill being pushed by Senate leaders.

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