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State Capital Highlights May 21, 2015

For the Texas Legislature to accomplish its main purpose, the passage of a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 must be achieved. The five House and five Senate members of the Conference Committee on the budget, House Bill 1, have been working…
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TxDOT warns drivers to buckle up

The Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that law enforcement officers across the state will be out in full force May 18-31 issuing tickets to drivers and passengers who are not wearing seat belts. Widely known as TxDOT's annual "Click…
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State Capital Highlights May 14, 2015

For the Texas Legislature to accomplish its main purpose, the passage of a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 must be achieved. The five House and five Senate members of the Conference Committee on the budget, House Bill 1, have been working…
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Weather Whys May 14, 2015

Q: What's the largest hail stone ever recorded in the U.S.? A: It's a recent record, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "The largest recorded hail stone in U.S. history fell on July 23, 2010, in Vivian, South Dakota, measuring…
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Sen. Jose Rodriguez's statement on SB1735

State Sen. José Rodríguez submitted the following statement to the Senate Journal following the vote on Senate Bill 1735, which in an attempt to cut costs, restricts higher education benefits conferred on veterans, and their children and dependents:…
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House limits payday lender telemarketing

Legislation passed by the House on Wednesday will prohibit payday lenders and auto title loan businesses from placing telemarketing calls to Texans on the "do not call" list. The measure now heads to the Senate.
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State Capital Highlights April 30, 2015

AUSTIN — With barely more than a month left in the regular session of the Texas Legislature, it's time for the House and Senate to do whatever can be done to reach an all-points agreement on House Bill 1, the state budget for fiscal years 2016…
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Weather Whys April 30, 2015

Q: What are some of the biggest myths about tornadoes? A: There are several, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "One of the most widely spread is that you should always open the windows if a tornado is approaching," he says. "It's…
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Weather Whys April 23, 2015

Q: Which state gets hit by lightning most often? A: The state of Florida gets more lightning strikes than any place in the world, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "Because of its large coastline and the frequent thunderstorms that pop…
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