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State Capital Highlights June 18, 2015

Governor Greg Abbott has until June 21 to give bills recently passed by the Texas Legislature his final consideration before signing them, letting them take effect without his signature or vetoing them. By June 1, the last day of the Legislature's…
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Weather Whys June 17, 2015

Q: What exactly is ball lightning? A: Ball lightning is one of the strangest and controversial of all weather occurrences, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "It is usually associated with thunderstorms, but unlike normal lightning, ball…
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State Capital Highlights, June 11, 2015

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott has until June 21 to give bills recently passed by the Texas Legislature his final consideration before signing them, letting them take effect without his signature or vetoing them. By June 1, the last day of the Legislature's…
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Weather Whys June 11, 2015

Q: There were sightings recently in Texas of "UFO clouds" that are oddly shaped. What kind of cloud is it? A: These are most likely the lenticular cloud, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "One reason they may be mistaken for UFOs…
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State Capital Highlights by Ed Sterling June 4, 2015

Four days before the June 1 end of the 84th regular session of the Texas Legislature, both houses finally agreed after months of deliberation on a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. A 10-member conference committee worked out differences between…
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Weather Whys: June 4, 2015

Q: Texas has had one storm after another recently. Which state has the most thunderstorms? A: The answer is Florida, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. Florida has all of the right ingredients for thunderstorms – especially warm, humid air…
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State Capital Highlights by Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus on May 21 jointly announced a $3.8 billion tax relief package for Texas businesses and homeowners. According to the announcement, the agreement reached by Patrick and Straus on a tax…
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Texas storm leaves path of destruction; death toll up to 23

An earthen dam near Dallas that was on the brink of collapse Wednesday following heavy rains and deadly flooding is expected to hold for another day as engineers say the lake's water volume has significantly decreased. Officials had been warning…

A&M: May has been wettest month ever in Texas

If you think it has rained a lot in the last few weeks in Texas, your hunch is correct. Figures from the Office of the State Climatologist at Texas A&M University show that the month of May has been the wettest month ever in the state's history,…
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