Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Webb throws 3 TD passes to Marquez as Texas Tech holds off UTEP, 30-26
EL PASO, Texas – Davis Webb threw three touchdown passes to Bradley Marquez to help lift Texas Tech to a 30-26 victory over Texas-El Paso Saturday night. UTEP (1-1) led 6-0 early in the game, but the Red Raiders (2-0) fought back for a 16-13 halftime …
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Tesla Speeds Past Texas Red Tape to Park Its Battery Plant in Nevada
By choosing Nevada, however, Tesla is missing a wonderful opportunity to mess with Texas. Local officials fiercely courted the battery plant, and Texas Governor Rick Perry even went to California to persuade Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Texas & Big 12 Preview Capsules for Saturday

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Texas & Big 12 Preview Capsules for Saturday
This is a major test for new Texas coach Charlie Strong both as motivator and game coach. Texas has to forge offense behind new QB Tyrone Swoopes with starter David Ash once again sidelined with concussion symptoms. If Strong can push Texas to win …
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Hope, faith strong for conjoined twins at Texas Children's Hospital
Conjoined twins will be separated in a delicate and risky surgical procedure later this year at Texas Children's Hospital. But surgeons anticipate excellent results, and a Texas mom says her hope and faith in a positive outcome continues to grow every day.
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Oddity: More tornado warnings in DC region than most Texas, Oklahoma areas

Oddity: More tornado warnings in DC region than most Texas, Oklahoma areas
The National Weather Service forecast office serving the Washington and Baltimore region this year has issued 18 tornado warnings. Amazingly, it has hoisted more warnings than most of the forecast offices in Texas and Oklahoma, in so-called tornado alley.
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Is Wendy Davis' political star fading in Texas gubernatorial race?
As a feisty state senator with pink sneakers and a fist in the air, Wendy Davis captured both the love and the ire of America last year when she pulled an 11-hour filibuster of anti-abortion measures in the Texas Capitol. But after using that star …
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Texas A&M Aggies set to host first game at renovated Kyle Field
One look inside newly-renovated Kyle Field and you'll know where the Texas A&M football program is headed. "This will be the number one sports venue in the United States," said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. "It will be the …
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Texas' Local Debt Hits $328 Billion — That's $12400 Per Person

Texas' Local Debt Hits 8 Billion — That's 400 Per Person
Cities, counties, school districts, and special districts in Texas are drowning in debt. The latest information from the Texas Bond Review Board suggests that total local debt, including principal plus interest, in the Lone Star State grew by $ 5 …
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Bodyguard of cartel boss sentenced in West Texas
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in West Texas has sentenced the bodyguard of a Mexican drug cartel boss to 28 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of murder and drug-trafficking. Rigoberto Ruiz-Alatorre said nothing on his behalf …
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Texas school bus overturns, several children sent to hospital
WAXAHACHIE, Texas – Emergency personnel have responded to a school bus rollover accident along a rural North Texas highway. The Waxahachie Daily Light reports Tuesday morning's wreck involves a vehicle from the Waxahachie Independent School …
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Texas QB Ash ruled out vs. BYU

Texas QB Ash ruled out vs. BYU
Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash was injured again in the season opener and will miss this week's game against BYU. Head coach Charlie Strong told reporters Monday that Ash took a hit during the first quarter of Texas' 38-7 win over North Texas, …
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Why the Texas Rangers Season Has Not Been All Bad
The 2014 season for the Texas Rangers has been…. unpleasant, a roller-coaster, a disappointment, or any other adjective you'd like to say. You've read it all before. So, no need to go on and on about what this season has been like. So I won't. I'm the …
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State officials approve historical racing in Texas

State officials approve historical racing in Texas
On a 7-1 vote, the state's Racing Commission gave the checkered flag to a rule change that will allow historical racing — the replaying of already-run races on slot machine-like devices — at Texas tracks, including Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie …
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Lawsuit filed to stop vote on historical racing in Texas
On the eve of a possible vote by the Texas Racing Commission, Krause, R-Fort Worth, applied for a temporary restraining order to prevent commissioners from adopting rules to allow historical racing, the replaying of already-run races on slot-machine …
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