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State Capital News 07-30-15

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 22 issued a statement regarding the arrest and death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Illinois resident who had driven to Hempstead in response to a job offer from Prairie View A&M University. On July 10, Bland was pulled…
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No economic downturn in Texas (Financial News)

A funny thing has happened to the economic miracle in Texas that liberals predicted would go bust along with oil prices. America's foremost state job creator of the past decade continues to produce opportunity and employment.
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Whataburger Test

The popular Texas restaurant chain Whataburger announced it will not allow customers to openly carry guns in their restaurants, despite a new law signed by Governor Greg Abbott in June.
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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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