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  1. Funding bills for state parks await actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Chron

    Bills in the Texas Legislature would exempt Texas residents at least 65 years old i from fishing license requirements, reinstating an exemption the Legislature removed two decades ago. Decisions made by the Texas Legislature between now and the June 1 close of the lawmakers' 84th regular session stand to affect Texas outdoor recreation and the natural resources around which fishing, hunting, camping, boating and other activities revolve.

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  2. After a Twelve Year Mistake in Iraq, We Must Just March HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Safehaven

    Twelve years ago last week, the US launched its invasion of Iraq, an act the late General William Odom predicted would turn out to be "the greatest strategic disaster in US history." Before the attack I was accused of exaggerating the potential costs of the war when I warned that it could end up costing as much as $100 billion.

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  3. I-20 ramp near Highway 155 closed for spillRead the original story

    Yesterday | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    Crews with the Texas Department of Transportation and Winona Fire Department are working to clean a spill on the westbound entry ramp to Interstate 20 at the Texas Highway 155 exchange.

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  4. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Holds Fundraiser In DallasRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CBS Local

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  5. Do special license plates convey an official stamp of authority?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    The right to free speech means nothing if not the right to express ideas that other people might find offensive. Protecting the exercise of that right is essential to democratic government, as the world was reminded, horrifically, by the mass murder of Muhammad-mocking cartoonists at France's Charlie Hebdo magazine in January.

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  6. State hospital privatization on hold after scathing auditRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chron

    Faced with evidence of irregularities in yet another major contract, the state Health and Human Services Commission has paused plans to privatize a North Texas psychiatric hospital. Health commission spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman said Wednesday that a tentative award to Tennessee company GEO Care for the outsourcing of Terrell State Hospital had been canceled.

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  7. Not waiting for courts, Texas lawmakers aim to fix 'pretty badly flawed' school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The Texas House of Representatives does not intend to wait for the courts to tell them how to fix the school funding inequities. Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, chairman of the House Public Education Committee, said Wednesday the chamber will try to address the funding inadequacies a state district judge highlighted last year when he ruled in favor of the more than 600 school districts suing the state.

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  8. Highlights from around the CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Norwalk Citizen News

    The Texas House is launching an ambitious attempt to fix the troubled way the state pays for public schools without waiting for the conclusion of a bitter, ongoing court battle - starting with plans to pour $3 billion back into classrooms. The chamber's chief education expert, Republican Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock , said Wednesday he's been in quiet bipartisan discussions for months about overhauling a school finance system he called "antiquated," saying it was full of facets where "some are obsolete, some are just flat illogical."

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  9. Robinson: Republican field for 2016 has many shortcomingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | RecordNET

    With Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas becoming the first A-lister to throw his hat in the ring for president - in his case, I'm picturing a Napoleonic bicorn rather than a fedora - it's time to handicap the race for the Republican nomination. I see it as Jeb Bush vs. the field, and I'm not ready to put my money on Bush.

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  10. Alex Brown texting-while-driving bill gets early nod from Texas HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The Alex Brown Memorial Act, the proposed legislation that would prohibit texting while driving in Texas, received a major vote of confidence on Wednesday. After more than three hours of spirited debate, the Texas House voted 102-40 for House Bill 80, the measure named after Alex Brown, the Terry County high school student who died in a crash five years ago because she was texting while driving to school.

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  11. Texas House OKs ban on texting while driving, but veto may loomRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Click2Houston

    The Texas House has approved a statewide ban on texting while driving, advancing a plan that cleared the Legislature previously but fell victim to a gubernatorial veto - and may face a similar fate this time. Haley Hernandez reports.

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  12. Ethics watchdog a sham, member saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Star-Telegram.com

    Jim Clancy, a lawyer in Corpus Christi and one of eight members of the Texas Ethics Commission, is not happy. He has good reasons to be upset.

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  13. House OKs ban on texting while driving, but veto may loomRead the original story

    Wednesday | Washington Times

    A statewide ban on texting while driving preliminarily passed the Texas House on Wednesday, advancing a plan that four years ago fell victim to a gubernatorial veto - and could face a similar fate this time. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Craddick, the bill allows police to pull over motorists they suspect are using a wireless device to read, write or send a text message while driving, unless the vehicle is stopped.

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  14. House proposal would boost Texas spending on public educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Business Journal

    A proposal from the House of Representatives on March 25 to pump $3 billion into the Texas public education system could be enough to kick the current school finance case now before the Texas Supreme Court back into District Court. A proposal from the House of Representatives on March 25 to pump $3 billion into the Texas public education system could be enough to kick the current school finance case now before the Texas Supreme Court back into District Court.

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  15. Resurfacing project makes for bumpy ride down Delaware StRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KBMT

    Road construction in the north side of Beaumont is causing a bumpy ride for those who frequently drive down Delaware St. Many drivers take Delaware to avoid construction on the Eastex Freeway but now, orange cones and work crews are popping up on the surface street as well. Crews have already removed asphalt on Delaware St. from the Eastex Freeway to Lucas in phase one of a three phase project.

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  16. Budget wizardryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Texas Monthly

    Former Governor Rick Perry's mantra was that the Texas economy is served best when state lawmakers "don't spend all the money." That doesn't mean Perry was against spending money, and he exploded when one legislative session ended with the Legislature leaving unspent $2.2 billion in general revenue and $4 billion in the Rainy Day Fund.

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  17. Texas House approves statewide texting-while-driving banRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Dallas Morning News

    Lawmakers voted 102-40 for the ban after some debate over whether it would lead to unnecessary police stops and put undue burden on an innocent driver to prove that they were not texting. As approved, the bill, authored by Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, would make it a misdemeanor punishable by a fine to text while driving.

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  18. Texting and driving bill passes preliminary Texas House voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KYTX-TV News

    It's being called a Hula Hoop revival. The goal is more than just fun. People are using the toy from their childhood to help transform their bodies.

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  19. In 2016 campaign, the lament of the not quite rich enoughRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Miami Herald

    "Gosh, I was hearing from everyone and meeting with everyone," said Neese, an Oklahoma City entrepreneur and former "Ranger" for President George W. Bush who raised more than $1 million for his reelection. This year, no potential White House contender has called - not even Bush's brother, Jeb.

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  20. Dear Pete Sessions: "Bazillion" is not a real number either.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Kos

    "If you just do simple multiplication, 12 million [insured individuals] into $108 billion , we are talking literally every single [Obamacare] recipient would be costing this government more than $5 million per person for their insurance. It's staggeringa .$108 billion for 12 million people is immoral.

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