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In West Texas summers it's easy to spy a flock of turkey vultures gliding along currents of air searching for their next meal of dead animal carcass. But few realize that a Zone-tail hawk could be disguised among the circling vultures.
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Geosciences Center

Q: Is it true that lightning never strikes twice in the same spot? A: That's one of several big myths about lightning, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "Lightning often strikes the same location multiple times," he reports. "Just…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M Geosciences Center

Q: You sometimes hear of contrails. What are they? A: Contrails are what appear to be long lines of clouds high in the sky and they are formed from jet aircraft exhaust, explains Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "Contrails are created when…
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Perry's perceived advantage in border crisis

Even if you believe that Gov. Rick Perry's motivations are purely about the security of the border between Texas and Mexico, his running dispute with the federal government makes for good politics. "What has to be addressed is the security of…
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In UT regent controversy, echoes of Texas history

A powerful governor clashes with the University of Texas at Austin. Its president is in the crosshairs. The Legislature is aghast at the meddling with the flagship state university. Soon the talk of impeachment is echoing through the halls of the Capitol.…
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