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Lawmakers OK training Texas teachers as marshalsPublished May 23, 2013 7:34am
Texas schools could train teachers as armed marshals to exchange gunfire with potential attackers under a bill approved by state lawmakers and sent to Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday
Mom talks about missing cheerleader found deadPublished May 22, 2013 8:01am
The mother of a 13-year-old West Texas cheerleader found dead in March said Tuesday that since her daughter went missing more than two years ago she had feared the worst, including that the girl was chained and tortured or had fallen victim to traffickers
Safety Board: ATF blocking plant blast probePublished May 22, 2013 7:56am
Federal agents and the state fire marshal have effectively barred a federal safety panel from the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others
WCS Secures Contract with Dept. of EnergyPublished May 21, 2013 8:11am
A contract with the U.S. Department of Energy was recently secured by Waste Control Specialists that will enable the company to bid on contracts throughout the DOE complex.
Lizard Protection Bill Caught in Oil PoliticsPublished May 21, 2013 8:08am
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs and major oil and gas interests are fighting hard to stop reforms of the species protection program that was used in the oil-rich Permian Basin to keep the feds from listing a lizard as endangered, several top Republicans say
Texas Capital Highlights -- May 20, 2013Published May 20, 2013 8:07am
With 10 days to go until the end of the 140-day 83rd regular session of the Texas Legislature, a committee of House and Senate negotiators on May 17 agreed on a proposed state budget for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.
Texas bill would drastically revamp water agency Published May 20, 2013 7:58am
New revisions to a major water bill calls for ousting the six-member Texas Water Development Board and its top official before the state embarks on a new $2 billion fund to provide low-interest loans for projects.
Hundreds remember Hailey Dunn in Sunday MemorialPublished May 20, 2013 7:56am
Hailey Darlene Dunn was a cheerleader, saxophonist, on the softball and basketball teams, a doer and a leader. But it all ended mysteriously in December 2010 when the 13-year-old WestTexas girl disappeared.
Cartel towns pose challenge for immigration reformPublished May 20, 2013 7:54am
Just across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, stands a dormitory-style shelter filled with people recently deported from the U.S. and other migrants waiting to cross the border.
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