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  1. 6 states, federal government plan to improve monarch habitat along interstateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Fairfield Ledger

    Six state departments of transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have signed a memorandum of agreement that will improve pollinator habitat along Interstate 35, a key migratory corridor for monarch butterflies. The Obama administration last year identified the I-35 corridor as a route along which land along the interstate could be developed to increase plants that would provide refuge and food for monarch butterflies and other critically important pollinating insects.

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  2. Saltgrass Steakhouse OK'd by Tyler City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KYTX-TV News

    City Council on Wednesday approved a zone change allowing the Houston-based company, Landry's Restaurants, to put the steakhouse at 7214 South Broadway Ave., with the stipulation that they install a wooden 8-foot-tall fence along the backside of the property. The council unanimously approved the transition from residential to light commercial after Councilman John Nix added the fencing provision to appease neighbors near the site, at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and Mueller Garden Road.

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  3. 18-wheeler jackknifes on 181Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Countywide

    A material-hauling 18-wheeler ended up jackknifed in the median on the U.S. Highway 181 Bypass just before 7 a.m. today. Assistant Fire Chief Bill Burris, who was on the scene with members of the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department, said Bee County deputies and a Highway Patrol trooper were told by the driver that he overcorrected when he started to lose control of the empty trailer.

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  4. Keep Memorial Day safe and memorableRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    People are driving more and spending more time on the water. Various state and local agencies will be stepping up law enforcement efforts to help keep everyone safe.

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  5. Paramedic recalls wrecks involving unbuckled motoristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KSWO

    A big travel weekend ahead has first responders raising awareness about the dangers motorists face by not wearing a seat belt. Data from the Texas Department of Transportation shows 2,369 people died or were seriously injured on Texas roads in 2015 where someone was unbuckled.

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  6. Texas GOP convention delegates want to let Tesla sell EVs directRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Autoblog

    Talk about strange bedfellows. A push to allow Tesla Motors from the oh-so-left-leaning San Francisco Bay area to directly sell its electric vehicles in Texas is being led by Republican Party leaders in the Lone Star State , the Dallas Morning News says.

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  7. 'Emergency leave' widely misused by state agencies to pay secretive...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Dallas Morning News

    Directors at several Texas agencies are skirting state law to keep employees on the payroll months after they've left their jobs, and records obtained by The Dallas Morning News show those deals are often attached to settlements designed to keep ex-employees quiet. In the last two years, at least seven former employees of the Teacher Retirement System were given as many as six months of paid "emergency leave" in exchange for signing legal documents in which they promised not to discuss the deals or to sue the agency.

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  8. Analysis: An Expense to Texas Taxpayers That Carries No ExplanationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Gilmer Mirror

    ... pointed to the state statute the attorney general relied on when he agreed to the compensation. Poole cited Texas Government Code 661.902(b): "The administrative head of an agency may determine that a reason other than that described by Subsection ...

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  9. Impeachment of IRS Chief Is a Serious MisstepRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Roll Call

    On November 9, 2017, well into the Clinton or Trump Administration, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen's term will expire.  Koskinen, like FBI Director James Comey, is a Senate-confirmed executive who has a term of office making him independent of the president's term.  Koskinen will be lauded at that time as a man of integrity who not only kept the IRS on life support while under constant attack but who provided the necessary leadership and integrity to drive the agency forward to better serve taxpayers.    [ Issa Subpoenas Lois Lerner's Hard Drive for 'Lost' IRS Emails ] Impeachment of federal office holders is reserved for those who commit high crimes or misdemeanors.

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  10. Friday, May 27, 2016 - Point of ViewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Point of View

    Today's show is hosted by Louie Gohmert. His first guest is Hank Hunt father of slain mom of three, Kari Hunt, they talk about Kari's Law, a bill inspired by an East Texas mother killed in a Marshall hotel room in 2013 was brought up for a potential vote in the House of Representatives Monday afternoon, and it passed.

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  11. It's now a hate crime to target police, first responders in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    With the nationwide friction between the Black Lives Matter movement and supporters of law enforcement as a backdrop, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill Thursday expanding the state's hate-crimes statute to add the targeting of police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. "Coming from a family of law enforcement officers, I have great respect for the work that they do and the risks they take to ensure our safety," Edwards said Thursday, adding, "they deserve every protection that we can give them."

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  12. Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation Partners With ODOT To Keep Oklahoma Roadways CleanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | PRWeb

    The Sponsor A Highway Program has officially launched in Tulsa and Oklahoma City where businesses can sponsor roadside cleanup to keep their communities clean! "Litter is a growing problem along our highways and interstates, one that ODOT already spends $5 million annually to combat in addition to annual volunteer efforts by more than 200 local Adopt-a-Highway groups" Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new corporate sponsorship program in the state of Oklahoma. Sponsor A Highway has effectively been run in over 30 markets across the U.S., keeping our nation's busiest roadways safe and beautiful for the last 25 years.

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  13. Sessions reportedly open to VP slot with TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | USA Today

    Sen. Jeff Sessions hasn't been asked to be Donald Trump 's running mate, but he'd "consider it" if he were. Sessions reportedly open to VP slot with Trump Sen. Jeff Sessions hasn't been asked to be Donald Trump 's running mate, but he'd "consider it" if he were.

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  14. The Texas Water Development Board Adopts 2017 State Water PlanRead the original story

    Thursday | Water Online

    "The new state water plan projects that Texas' population will increase more than 70 percent by the year 2070," said TWDB Board Chairman Bech Bruun, "and the 2017 State Water Plan is our most comprehensive effort to date to ensure we adequately address the water needs of our growing population. The plan contains more than 5,500 strategies that help us conserve the water we have while also creating additional water supplies."

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  15. Stopping teen drunk driving deathsThis time of year can be painful...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 9 | Valley Morning Star

    This time of year can be painful for my husband and me, with graduations, Mother's Day and Father's Day coming one after the other.

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  16. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton at a press conference in Austin on Jan. 13, 2016.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Texas Tribune

    ... pointed to the state statute the attorney general relied on when he agreed to the compensation. Poole cited Texas Government Code 661.902(b): "The administrative head of an agency may determine that a reason other than that described by Subsection ...

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  17. Bees, butterflies to get better habitat along Interstate 35Read the original story

    Thursday | Denver Post

    Soon, passengers zipping along Interstate 35 will see a lusher refuge and more food for bees and butterflies in the hopes of helping the insects boost their declining populations, six states and the Federal Highway Administration announced Thursday. That 1,500-mile stretch of road from northern Minnesota to southern Texas is a flyway for monarch butterflies that migrate between Mexico and Canada, and is surrounded by acres of public land that can serve as friendly territory for the bees and butterflies that pollinate the plants that produce much of the nation's food, such as fruits and vegetables.

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  18. Ita s Now a Hate Crime to Target Police, First Responders in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KTXL-TV Sacramento

    With the nationwide friction between the Black Lives Matter movement and supporters of law enforcement as a backdrop, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill Thursday expanding the state's hate-crimes statute to add the targeting of police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. "Coming from a family of law enforcement officers, I have great respect for the work that they do and the risks they take to ensure our safety," Edwards said Thursday, adding, "they deserve every protection that we can give them."

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  19. Schedule of Memorial Day holiday closings 56 minutes ago The Memorial ...Read the original story

    Thursday | The Victoria Advocate

    Automated garbage and curbside recycling routes will run as normal Monday. Brush and yard waste will be collected.

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  20. Gas prices rise ahead of Memorial DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Waco Tribune-Herald

    Traffic on Interstate 35 near Waco's downtown will face challenges leaving the highway to visit downtown and the Baylor University area. Interstate 35 exit ramp closures near South Fourth and South Fifth streets may require motorists passing through Waco to seek detours to get to downtown or the Baylor area.

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