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0 08-14-2014 in State News Read More ›
0 08-14-2014 in State News Read More ›

Sales tax holiday this weekend

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 -10. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which…
0 08-07-2014 in State News Read More ›

Weather Whys from Texas A&M Geosciences Center

Q: This has been a very dry summer. What's the driest place on Earth? A: That would have to be in the country of Chile, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "A small town called Arica in Chile has gone as long as 14 years without any…
0 08-01-2014 in State News Read More ›

Nature Notes

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.
0 07-24-2014 in State News Read More ›
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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…
0 07-10-2014 in State News Read More ›

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…
0 07-10-2014 in State News Read More ›