Monthly Archives: August 2014

Rick Perry Indicted in Politically-Charged Texas Battle

Rick Perry Indicted in Politically-Charged Texas Battle
At the same time, the unit, long a weather vane to Texas politics, was investigating one of Perry's signature achievements, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, for alleged mismanagement. Texans for Public Justice, a left-leaning …
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Texas Governor Rick Perry Is Indicted
Governor Rick Perry has been in the limelight recently over his handling of immigration issues in his home state of Texas. He even met with President Obama. Before that he was routinely urging businesses to move to Texas away from states like …
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300 pounds of marijuana found in car that struck S. Texas trooper

300 pounds of marijuana found in car that struck S. Texas trooper
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – A car that struck a Texas trooper has yielded more than 300 pounds of bundled marijuana. The Department of Public Safety says the search continues for the driver whose open car door hit the trooper Wednesday night as the …
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LSU prospect Texas DB Roney Elam commits to Texas A&M via Twitter
Nike's The Open – review: Recruiting Corner – video On this edition of the Recruiting Corner, NOLA.com | The Times – Picayune recruiting writer Andrew Lopez and NOLA.com | The Times – Picayune recruiting analyst James Smith review the nine Louisiana …
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'Kissing Bug' Brings Disease To Texas

'Kissing Bug' Brings Disease To Texas
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A public health hazard has arrived in the Lone Star State: a bug carrying a parasite that can cause potentially fatal heart and digestive problems. The bug contains a deadly parasite known as T-cruzi that causes Chagas …
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Texas town finds 1930s time capsule, unsure how to open it
TAYLOR, Texas — Demolition crews recovered a time capsule in Taylor dating back more than 75 years. Crews found the capsule while knocking down the old City Hall building on Main Street. Residents are unsure how to open it. The capsule was placed …
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Charlie Strong wants Texas Longhorns players leading culture change

Charlie Strong wants Texas Longhorns players leading culture change
Through the course of Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong's first few months on the job, there's been a lot of focus on moving players into the dorms, which happened several weeks, ago, roping off the logo in the locker room, and removing logos …
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Realistic Expectations for the 2014 Aggie Defense
The Aggies' defense will be improved in 2014, but they are still too young and thin and certain positions to take a huge step forward. The 2013 Texas A&M defense was one of the worst in the nation, allowing 475.8 yards per game to rank No. 109 in the NCAA.
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Texas 'Most Wanted Sex Offenders List' has new member
Ezekiel O'Neal Harris – In 2003, Ezekiel Harris was found guilty of sexual assault of a 12-year-old Brenham girl. He was sentenced to 10 years of probation and failed to comply with registration requirements on multiple occasions. Harris, 28, had a …
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Miranda Sowers, Texas Mom, Tossed Out Of Restaurant For Changing Baby's

Miranda Sowers, Texas Mom, Tossed Out Of Restaurant For Changing Baby's
A Texas mother says she and her three kids were tossed out of a pizza place after she changed a baby's diaper at the table. Miranda Sowers told KHOU that she first took her 4-month-old daughter to the restroom of the Brother's Pizza Express in Spring …
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Drivers unable to access Texas toll pay site
More than 1,250 people cannot access their accounts on TxTag.org — which sells prepaid tags that drivers use to pay tolls — after the site switched hands to a new vendor in July, Veronica Beyer, a Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman, told …
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Out-of-State Clinic Is Central in Texas Abortion Law Fight

Out-of-State Clinic Is Central in Texas Abortion Law Fight
It is not in Texas, but about a mile across the state line in Santa Teresa, N.M. Its role in the case gets to the heart of the legal questions swirling around the trial here this week. The law will soon force El Paso's sole abortion clinic to shut its …
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Some Texas Gun Show Attendees Oppose Alcohol Sales
A proposal to allow alcohol sales at guns shows in Texas got a mostly unfavorable reaction at a gun show in Houston on Saturday, with some in attendance calling it a bad idea. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on Friday announced it is …
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Standoff in NW Harris County with suspect from central Texas Amber Alert
A High Risk Operations Unit was sent to a standoff near a Ross Department Store at Texas 249 and Spring Cypress in northwest Harris County, where the 2-year-old's father was holding her hostage inside a car in the large retail parking lot. Authorities …
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Tax-free shopping weekend pulls in crowds

Tax-free shopping weekend pulls in crowds
But by 10:30, crowds began arriving to take advantage of Texas' annual August holiday, where clothes, shoes, school supplies and backpacks under $ 100 are exempt from sales tax. Shoppers save about $ 8 for every $ 100 they spend. Texas Comptroller …
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Virginia Tech football: Michael Brewer transplants Texas roots for shot at QB spot
His father, Robert, and his grandfather Charlie were quarterbacks at Texas. Robert then married the sister of the quarterback who succeeded him at Texas, Rob Moerschell. Brewer also has a great-uncle who played in the backfield at Oklahoma alongside …
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