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Perry Slams Fed's Open-Ended Steps to Aid Economy

Posted: 09/13/2012 - Gov. Rick Perry is slamming the U.S. Federal Reserve's plans to spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds for as long as it deems necessary to make home buying more affordable.

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Texas Sales Tax Collections Up $1.5 Billion

Posted: 09/12/2012 - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says the state collected $24.1 billion in sales tax revenue in the 2012 fiscal year, about $1.5 billion more than she predicted last December.

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CDC: Nation on Track for Deadliest West Nile Year

Updated: 09/12/2012 - Health officials say they're convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America's shores in 1999.

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Army Couple Theft

Posted: 09/11/2012 - A now-retired Army master sergeant and his wife have been convicted in a scheme of selling items obtained through illegal requisitions on behalf of his Fort Sam Houston unit.

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374 Districts Now Subject to Texas' 'Robin Hood'

Updated: 09/11/2012 - Texas has added 23 school districts for the first time to its list of those considered property-wealthy. It now has a record 374 districts that are required to give some of what they raise in local tax revenue to the state for distribution to poorer schools.

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Texas Spends Big Bucks Suing Federal Government

Posted: 09/09/2012 - The Texas attorney general's office has filed 24 lawsuits against the federal government since Obama took office. Records obtained by The Associated Press show the litigation has cost taxpayers nearly $2.6 million and more than 14,000 hours spent by staff and lawyers.

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Texas Urges Whooping Cough Immunization

Updated: 09/07/2012 - The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to make sure they are immunized against whooping cough after six deaths and more than 1,000 cases so far this year.

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Latino Group Asks Court to Stop Texas Voting Map

Posted: 09/07/2012 - A Latino civil rights group is asking the Supreme Court to stop Texas from using congressional districts drawn by a lower federal court in the November election because they discriminate against minorities.

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