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BP Charged With Additional Violations at Texas City Refinery

Posted: 08/09/2010 - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged BP Products North America Inc. with illegally emitting approximately 500,000 pounds of harmful air pollutants from its Texas City refinery for more than a month earlier this year.

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Pres. Obama To Discuss Education & Economy In Austin Monday

Updated: 08/09/2010 - (Austin)President Barack Obama's speech at the University of Texas Monday afternoon will emphasize that increasing the number of young people with college degrees is crucial to achieving overall economic prosperity, according to some of his top advisers.

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Rangers Investigating Whether Suspect was Beaten

Updated: 08/07/2010 - ATHENS, Texas (AP) - Authorities say the Texas Rangers are investigating whether a suspected check forger was beaten after his arrest by officers who were injured and stabbed while taking him into custody.

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IRS Will Not Return to Austin Plane Crash Site

Posted: 08/06/2010 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An Internal Revenue Service office will not return to the Austin building where a tax protester killed himself by crashing his plane into the structure.

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Texas Tax Free Weekend Aug 20th

Updated: 08/05/2010 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas sales tax holiday is Aug. 20-22 as shoppers prepare to head for stores the weekend before most public schools resume classes.

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Gulf Oil Spill Gone? Not So Fast, Says Texas A&M Oceanographer

Posted: 08/05/2010 - Reports saying that 75 percent of the gulf oil spill has either been cleaned up or broken down by natural forces are likely incorrect, and there are still big problems lurking beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, says a Texas A&M scientist who conducted one of the first on-site studies of the spill.

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TEA Debuts Education Jobs Website

Posted: 08/05/2010 - AUSTIN- Looking for a teaching job? The search just got easier. The Texas Education Agency today debuted a new statewide web-based school district job search tool.

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BP Plugs Well With Mud; Feds Say Much Of Oil Gone

Updated: 08/04/2010 - BP claimed a key victory Wednesday in the effort to plug its blown-out well as the government said much of the spilled oil is gone — though what's left is still at least quadruple the amount that poured from the Exxon Valdez.

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Bryan Based Terrabon Awarded $2.75 Million for Work in Biomass Biofuel Technology

Updated: 08/03/2010 - Laredo, TX—Bryan based Terrabon, Inc., joined Texas Governor Rick Perry and City of Laredo officials at an event in Laredo City Hall to announce the benefits of a groundbreaking water treatment project that will purify 50,000 gallons per day of brackish water for potable use in Laredo’s water supply system.

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6 Shreveport Teens drown in La. River During Family Outing

Updated: 08/03/2010 - SHREVEPORT, La. — Six teenagers wading in the shallows of a Louisiana river drowned in front of their horrified families after falling into deep water. None of the teens or nearby adults could swim.

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23 Injured In Texas Balcony Collapse

Posted: 08/01/2010 - The second-floor balcony of an Austin condominium collapsed during a party, sending 23 people to the hospital.

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FAA: Plane Flies Too Close To Continental Jet

Updated: 07/31/2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration says a small plane got too close to a Continental jet as it was approaching Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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Texas Woman Charged in Death of Baby Sitter

Posted: 07/30/2010 - An east Texas mother accused of killing her baby sitter to keep the woman from testifying in a child welfare hearing has been charged with capital murder.

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Texas Mom In Starving Case Changes Plea To Guilty

Updated: 07/30/2010 - A mother whose three children were found starving after being shut away in a Dallas hotel bathroom has changed her plea to guilty, bringing her trial to a sudden end.

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TEA Set To Release School Accountability Ratings

Posted: 07/30/2010 - The Texas Education Agency is grading schools this year based on a measure that allows students credit for improvement even if they fail the standardized test.

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Report: Texas Mayor Killed Herself

Posted: 07/28/2010 - Autopsy reports confirm a Texas mayor's gunshot wound was self-inflicted and her daughter was shot from behind.

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Mom's Trial Starts in Starved Children Case

Posted: 07/28/2010 - The trial has begun for a mother of three children who were found starving after being shut away in a hotel bathroom for as long as nine months.

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