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State Capital Highlights Jan. 22, 2015

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry addressed a joint session of the House and Senate for the last time on Jan. 15, opening day of the 140-day regular session of the 84th Texas Legislature. Before recounting various aspects of the state's performance during…
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Weather Whys Jan. 15, 2015

Q: When did the worst period of cold weather occur in Texas? A: The record was more than 100 years ago, says Texas A&M University's John Nielsen-Gammon, who also serves as the state climatologist. "On Feb. 12, 1899, both Texas and Oklahoma had…
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Earthquakes again rattle Irving and DFW region

A team of seismologists headed to the North Texas town of Irving on Monday. Like some other Texas towns, Irving has experienced scores of small earthquakes lately, 23 since last September, and the city is hoping to figure out what's behind the shaking.
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Lower oil prices may lead to layoffs in Texas

Texas has diversified its economy since the last oil bust, but with prices now down nearly two-thirds from the all-time high, there could be big financial impact in America's biggest oil-producing state. The fallout is expected to be felt from the…
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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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