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Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Rick Perry Shrugs Off Fundraising Woes in Return to TX

Rick Perry Shrugs Off Fundraising Woes in Return to TX

Rick Perry says he's been short of money his whole life as the struggling Republican presidential candidate prepares to take his cash-strapped campaign back to South Carolina.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

Record Rains Could Affect Shrimp, Oyster Harvesting in TX

Record Rains Could Affect Shrimp, Oyster Harvesting in TX

A surge of freshwater runoff brought on by heavy spring rains could cause problems for Galveston Bay shrimp and oyster harvesters this season, according to new predictions from the National Oceanic and...

Monday, Jul 13, 2015

Confederate Symbols at Texas Schools Come Under Scrutiny

Confederate Symbols at Texas Schools Come Under Scrutiny

Some Texas school districts have come under scrutiny for having Confederate symbols that backers say stand for tradition but critics say support racism.

Friday, Jul 10, 2015

Arson Suspected in 2 South Texas Church Fires

Arson Suspected in 2 South Texas Church Fires

Arson investigators suspect a link between fires at two churches in a small South Texas farming town.

Monday, Jun 29, 2015

Paxton: State Workers Can Deny Same-Sex Licenses

Paxton: State Workers Can Deny Same-Sex Licenses

Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling."

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015

Whole Foods Mislabels Prepackaged Items, Overcharges

Whole Foods Mislabels Prepackaged Items, Overcharges

Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods, New York City's consumer chief said Wednesday.

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015

Tea Party Activists Want More Conservatism in Texas

Tea Party Activists Want More Conservatism in Texas

The Texas Legislature's tea party leaders are struggling to deliver on their most conservative promises.

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015

Gov. Abbott Cuts $300M from Texas Budget

Gov. Abbott Cuts $300M from Texas Budget

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has cut $300 million from the Texas budget and vetoed 42 bills, including two that would have tightened loose ethics laws that he vowed to strengthen upon taking office.

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

'Freedom' Fries: TX Repeals Ban on Deep Fryers in Schools

'Freedom' Fries: TX Repeals Ban on Deep Fryers in Schools

It's about freedom, not the fries.

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

Gov. Abbott Signs Bill to Protect First Responders

Gov. Abbott Signs Bill to Protect First Responders

Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill aiming to protect first responders from communicable diseases.