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DPS installing new candid cameras at border

Texas Department of Public Safety director, Steve McCraw, announced last week that his agency is planning to add 4,000 additional surveillance cameras along the border with Mexico. McCraw said that installations of the new devices will stretch from El…
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Weather Whys: Wind

Q: Some days it's very breezy, and other days, there seems to be no wind at all. What causes wind? A: There are several reasons why it's windy one day and calm the next, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. Wind is caused by air flowing…
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Nature Notes: Lawns

Lawns are boring and wasteful of water and fertilizer. It's much better to have a meadow. Tradition holds that ancient and classical gardens had green plots that were sprinkled with flowers, as if the gardeners had small meadows in mind. The Persians…
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DPS chief says no terrorists have crossed U.S.-Mexico border

Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw on Thursday said there is "no credible information that a terrorist has crossed or will cross" the Texas-Mexico border, but that it is important to continue monitoring the area. State leaders…
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Nature Notes: Grackles

Perhaps we could do without the Great Tailed Grackle! West Texas is blessed - according to birders who are intent on expanding their life lists as quickly as possible – a characteristic of most birders - or is cursed - according to those who know them…
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Fracking a "nuisance," Denton tells court

One day before its first-in-Texas ban on hydraulic fracturing is set to take effect, Denton called the oil and gas extraction technique a "public nuisance" that the North Texas town has the right to regulate. "Those activities have caused…
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Nature Notes: Deer

Deer were an important source of protein to the Native Americans of the American Southwest. The mining camps, forts, and settlements that came later also depended on the plentiful whitetail and mule deer for sustenance. Today, deer are the most popular…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Nov. 14, 2014

Q: Does an "Indian Summer" occur everywhere in the U.S.? A: Technically, no, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. The term "Indian Summer" is rather vague and has been around at least 300 years. "According to the American…
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