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Foreign Fern Threaten Texas Lakes & Rivers

Posted: 06/06/2009 - (CADDO LAKE)—The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Cypress Valley Navigation District and the Caddo Lake Institute have gone to war with a floating fern from South America that threatens the state’s only naturally formed lake.

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Perry Calls for Border Reconnaissance Platoons

Updated: 06/04/2009 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano proposing that 600 soldiers be put in border "reconnaissance platoons."

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Murano: A&M Fares Well in Texas Legislature

Updated: 06/04/2009 - COLLEGE STATION, June 4, 2009 – In contrast to reports of financial challenges in higher education elsewhere around the nation, Texas A&M University and other public institutions of higher learning in Texas fared well in funding during the legislative session.

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Outdoor Play Set Recall

Posted: 06/03/2009 - A recall you need to know about if you have young children.

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Texan Executed for Deaths of Stepchildren

Posted: 06/02/2009 - A self-described "non-caring monster" who admitted killing five relatives apologized Tuesday night before being executed in Huntsville.

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Perry Noncommittal on Special Session

Posted: 06/02/2009 - Gov. Rick Perry won't rule out a special session to avert a shutdown of major state agencies, saying there are a "lot of different options" to ensure the Texas Department of Transportation and other agencies remain open.

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TX Legislature Adjourns; TxDOT Issue Unresolved

Updated: 06/02/2009 - The Texas Legislature has adjourned its session without resolving a dispute over the Texas Department of Transportation and $2 billion in road-building bonds.

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Notable Bills of the 2009 Legislature

Posted: 06/01/2009 - A look at some bills that made it, and some that didn't, in the regular session of the 81st Texas Legislature, which ends Monday.

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Border Traffic Moves Easily with Stricter ID Code

Updated: 06/01/2009 - U.S. Customs agents are cutting cross-border commuters a little slack on the first day of stricter identification requirements for Americans re-entering the country.

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House Fails to Approve State Agency Safety Net

Posted: 06/01/2009 - A host of state agencies including the Texas Department of Transportation will cease to exist unless the House takes extraordinary action in the next 24 hours, or in a special session.

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Red Light Cameras Live in Texas

Posted: 05/31/2009 - As of Sunday night, at least, it appeared red light cameras will remain a legal option for Texas cities like College Station.

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House Approves Windstorm Insurance Bill

Posted: 05/31/2009 - The Texas House has approved a compromise on a windstorm insurance system overhaul, an item that could have forced a special legislative session if it remained unresolved.

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New ID Rules Begin Monday for Mexico Trips

Posted: 05/31/2009 - New rules requiring passports or new high-tech documents to cross the United States' northern and southern borders take effect Monday.

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House, Senate Quit for Saturday Night

Posted: 05/31/2009 - The Texas House and Senate have gone home for the night, putting off until Sunday votes on several major issues, including how to restore the depleted windstorm insurance fund.

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Lawmakers OK Changing Top 10% Law

Posted: 05/31/2009 - Texas lawmakers have given final approval to a bill scaling back the law allowing automatic college admissions for students in the top 10% of their graduating class.

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