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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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Nature Notes: Winter in the Chihuahuan Desert

Winter has arrived in the Chihuahuan Desert. Fall colors abound, and temperatures are dropping. But the thing that really says "winter" is the stillness. The trill of the ground squirrel is gone as are the butterflies and lizards. Where has everything…
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Weather Whys: Nov. 6, 2014

Q: What type of weather kills the most people? A: It depends on how far back you want to look at weather data, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. That's because flash floods have been the number one killer in the United States over the…
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Nature Notes: Dikes

The next time you drive US Highway 90 between Alpine and Marfa, take a second and pull over at the picnic area that's located about five or six miles west of downtown Alpine and take a look to the south, across the highway. You will see a strange…
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Blue hopes drowned by a sea of red

The 2014 general election in Texas unfolded just as the political forecasters — professional and amateur alike — were predicting 18 to 24 months ago. Texas is a Republican state. The Democratic president of the United States is unpopular, and a drag…
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Weather Whys From Texas A&M

Q: You hear the term "harvest moon" and "hunter's moon." What exactly do they mean? A: Naming full moons goes back to hundreds of years ago when the Native Americans — mainly the Algonquin tribes of New England — tried to describe…
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Students feel cheated out of state funding for education

Spending on education is one of the biggest policy issues in the Texas governor's race. We showed the Sept. 30 KERA debate to students at two different high schools in North Texas. When education spending came up, there were some strong reactions.…
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