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DPS offers safety tips during spring break

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to drive responsibly and to take extra precautions as they make travel plans during Spring Break. "With students and families out of school and off work, the weeks during Spring Break…
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State Capital Highlights Feb. 19, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 12 announced he had joined a coalition of 24 governors in signing and sending a letter to President Obama that urges the nation's chief executive "to reconsider his threat" to veto legislation approving the Keystone…
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Weather Whys Feb. 19, 2015

Q: When did weather experts start calculating wind chill? A: It's believed wind chill factors (a combination of air temperature and wind speed and how they affect the human body) were first compiled by two Antarctic explorers, Paul Siple and Charles…
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Weather Whys Feb. 12, 2015

Q: What are some of the worst-ever weather events in the U.S.? A: This question gets asked a lot, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. There are several "worst weather" lists compiled by NOAA and other groups, but the following disasters…
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State Capital Highlights Feb. 5, 2015

On Jan. 28 the main work of the Texas Legislature started when the state budget-writing Senate Finance Committee met at the Capitol. Financial figures for the committee to use as a guide come from the 10-member Legislative Budget Board, a permanent joint…
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