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Texas senator reaches out to big banks, gun-makers pressured by Rahm Emanueltexas

Feeling bullied by Rahm Emanuel? Bring your business down to Texas. That’s the message Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is sending big banks and firearms companies, after the Chicago mayor urged those banks to stop lending to the gun manufacturers. The … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Teachers Take Advantage of Free Concealed Carry Coursegunsteachers

In Texas, hundreds of teachers are making the choice not to be victims. Governor Rick Perry is an advocate for teachers carrying concealed weapons in schools and some local school districts in the Lone Star State are allowing teachers to … Continue reading

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When fracking came to suburban Texasfracking oil pump

The corner of Goldenrod and Western streets, with its grid of modest homes, could be almost any suburb that went up in a hurry – except of course for the giant screeching oil rig tearing up the earth and making … Continue reading

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Petition for Texas secession hits White House response marktexas

Less than a week after President Obama’s reelection, an online petition calling for Texas to secede from the Union has gained enough signatures to prompt a response from the White House. The petition is posted on “We the People,” the … Continue reading

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Obama Admin Warns Texas Not To Arrest UN Election ObserversScreen-shot-2012-10-26-at-4.42.41-PM.png

International election observers planning to visit Texas polling places have “full immunity” from being arrested in the United States, the State Department said when discussing a letter from the Texas Attorney General. “I’m not going to get into any kind … Continue reading

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Texas sparks international row with election observerstexas

Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers, prompting a furious response from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). “The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable,” Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE … Continue reading

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Texas unveils traceability rulehereford2.28

With the USDA expected to issue a final rule on animal-disease traceability in the coming months, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) beat them to the punch, announcing their own requirements to take effect on January 1. The rule states … Continue reading

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Radio frequency ID chips for Texas students?radio

Is this a story of the nanny state gone (further) awry, a community ensuring the safety of at risk children, or just a group of bureaucrats trying to glam onto some extra cash? The San Antonio Times brings us the … Continue reading

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Survey: Drought kills 301 million trees in Texastrees

A Texas A&M Forest Service survey of hundreds of forested plots scattered across the state shows 301 million trees were killed as a result of the devastating 2011 drought. The number was determined by a study of both on-the-ground tree … Continue reading

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Drought forces Texas town to consider reusing wastewatertoilet_water

The Texas drought is forcing one city to consider a direct reuse of wastewater as drinking water. Because of the lack of water, the town of Brownwood may tap into their wastewater by installing a system that cycles toilet water … Continue reading

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