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Big Tex to Greet Fair-Goers with New Duds

Updated: 08/26/2014 - Big Tex is getting some new duds that he'll wear to greet some 3 million people who are expected to attend the State Fair of Texas beginning next month.

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Latest Astrodome Proposal: Massive Indoor Park

Posted: 08/26/2014 - The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world's largest indoor park.

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With Focus on Oil, Companies Waste Natural Gas

Posted: 08/24/2014 - A newspaper analysis has found that no region in Texas has burned off as much natural gas while obtaining oil as in rural South Texas' Eagle Ford Shale, an area that has a shortage of pipelines that could transport the gas to processing plants.

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5th, 8th Grade Students Get Break on Math Tests

Posted: 08/24/2014 - Since implementing a new math curriculum has taken longer than expected, Texas students in the fifth and eighth grades won't have to pass the state's standardized math test in this school year in order to move to the next grade.

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Lubbock Man Indicted in Laser Shining at Aircraft

Posted: 08/23/2014 - DALLAS (AP) - A 23-year-old former suburban Dallas man has been indicted on a federal count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft in the laser shining on a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter.

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Fort Hood Officer to Face Trial by Court Martial

Updated: 08/23/2014 - FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer accused of operating a prostitution ring at a central Texas army base will face a military court martial.

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Rocket Explodes During Test Flight; No Injuries

Updated: 08/23/2014 - MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) - An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site, the company said Friday.

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Man, 30, Gets Life Term for Beating Girlfriend

Posted: 08/22/2014 - A 30-year-old man in Central Texas has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his girlfriend with a belt and rocks and using a box cutter to carve into her face and slit her throat.

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Perry in Washington: 'Confident' in Case

Updated: 08/21/2014 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's confident in his case as he faces two felony indictments on coercion and official oppression charges.

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Possible Weapon in Border Agent's Slaying Found

Posted: 08/21/2014 - A South Texas sheriff says a gun's been found that may be the weapon used to kill an off-duty Border Patrol agent shot while fishing with his family earlier this month.

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Perry Formally Enters Not Guilty Plea

Posted: 08/20/2014 - Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.

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Man Sentenced for Role in Human-Smuggling Ring

Posted: 08/18/2014 - The last of four men has been sentenced for his involvement in a South Texas human-smuggling ring that kidnapped migrants from another smuggling gang and held them ransom.

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