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Lawmakers Showered with Free Football Tickets

Posted: 09/08/2013 - In football-mad Texas the busy season is beginning for lobbyists. They will give away tens of thousands of dollars in tickets to state lawmakers for Cowboys and Texans NFL games, as well as highly-anticipated college tilts.

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Dead Baby Found at Houston-area Thrift Store

Posted: 09/08/2013 - A baby has been found dead in a trash container at a Houston-area thrift store and investigators are trying to determine who left the newborn with the garbage.

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Texas Pharmacy Tied to Outbreak Holds Inspection

Posted: 09/08/2013 - The compounding pharmacy linked to 17 bacterial infections at two Corpus Christi hospitals says it has found no evidence of contamination in its building or products.

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Cornyn Avoids Tea Party Primary Challenger, So Far

Posted: 09/07/2013 - Some tea party and other conservative grassroots activists are attacking Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn as too moderate despite what most observers say are his strong conservative credentials.

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Guard Commander Asks Texas AG for Legal Opinion

Posted: 09/06/2013 - The commander of the Texas National Guard is asking the state's attorney general for a legal opinion about whether he can process applications for military benefits for same-sex couples under a Pentagon directive even though gay marriage is banned in Texas.

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'Person of Interest' in Rapes Taken into Custody

Posted: 09/06/2013 - Police say that despite having a "person of interest" in custody, they will continue with increased patrols and surveillance of a Dallas neighborhood targeted by a serial rapist.

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Disputed Gay Rights Ordinance in Texas Adopted

Updated: 09/07/2013 - The San Antonio City Council has adopted anti-bias protections for gay and transgender citizens over the protest of religious conservatives and top Republicans in Texas.

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Don't Mess with Texas Leads to Reductions in Roadside Trash

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Besides being one of the state’s most popular slogans, Don’t mess with Texas® also is proving to be effective as an anti-littering message. Established by the Texas Department of Transportation in 1986, Don’t mess with Texas® has helped reduce visible litter by 34 percent on TxDOT-maintained roadways between 2009 and 2013, according to TxDOT’s 2013 Texas Litter Survey.

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Man on Death Row 2 Decades Wins Appeal

Posted: 09/03/2013 - A Harris County man on Texas death row for 20 years has won a federal court appeal that allows him to pursue claims he's mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.

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Whooping Cough Cases Climb in Texas

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Texas health officials say the number of people sick with whooping cough statewide is on track to reach the highest level in more than 50 years.

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Texas Guard Refuses to Process Same-Sex Benefits

Posted: 09/03/2013 - The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday, citing the state constitution's ban on gay marriage, despite a Pentagon directive to do so.

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