Texas officials jump into Red River boundary case

Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014
By Ed Sterling

When a temperamental river with mud banks and sand bars defines the border between two states or two countries, there's a natural potential for conflict between humans on both sides of it.

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City of West receives additional grant

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Rick Perry on April 16 granted a request by the city of West for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts in the West fertilizer plant explosion that occurred April 17, 2013.

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LBJ School hosts civil rights summit

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Ed Sterling

President Barack Obama and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush spoke at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library's Civil Rights Summit, held April 8-10 in Austin.

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State responds to Fort Hood shooting

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Ed Sterling

A Fort Hood soldier brought a civilian semiautomatic pistol to the sprawling military post 60 miles north of the Capitol city on April 2 and opened fire, killing three fellow service members and wounding 16 others before turning the .45-caliber weapon on himself.

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DPS creates center to protect children

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Ed Sterling

The Texas Department of Public Safety March 18 announced the creation of the Texas Crimes Against Children Center within the agency's Texas Rangers Division.

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Many registered but few voted in primaries

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Looking back at the March 4 primaries, Texas boasted 13,601,324 voters who registered in time to cast a ballot.

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Abbott, Davis win primaries for governor

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Texas' March 4 primary night returns confirmed Greg Abbott and Wendy R. Davis as nominees for governor.

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Federal court rules on same-sex marriage

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Ed Sterling

In the final week before Tuesday, March 4, primary election day, candidates put on final pushes in hopes of getting enough votes to be their party's nominee for the general election in November.

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Law clarifies where electioneering may occur

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Questions over where you may stand, what you can say and when you can say it arise here and there around Texas at election time. A new law to solve such issues is on the books.

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Candidates show differences as primaries near

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Counting down to primary election day on March 4, Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis remain the presumptive frontrunners for governor in their respective party races.

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Permanent School Fund reaches new high

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Texas' 160-year-old Permanent School Fund had grown to $29 billion, a record high value, in December 2013, the Texas Education Agency reported Feb. 6.

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President’s annual address draws reactions

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst posted similar takes on President Obama's annual State of the Union address, televised live Jan. 28.

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Perry touches on pot policy in international forum

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Ed Sterling

With the end of his longevity record of 14 years as governor less than a year away, Rick Perry took part in policy discussions at the 2014 World Economic Forum Jan. 21-25 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

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Report proposes paths toward water security

Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014
By Ed Sterling

State Comptroller Susan Combs on Jan. 14 released "Texas Water Report: Going Deeper For The Solution," a study of water issues Texas faces, and a set of recommendations.

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Railroad commission to hire seismologist

Published Wednesday, January 15, 2014
By Ed Sterling

After meeting with Azle residents in a town hall-style meeting last week, Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter called for the agency, which regulates the oil and gas industry, to hire a seismologist.

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Attorneys general fire off letter to Sebelius

Published Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By Ed Sterling

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received a letter dated Jan. 2 from 10 state attorneys general, expressing concern over recent action related to the enforcement of the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Berry to succeed Steen as secretary of state

Published Wednesday, December 25, 2013
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Rick Perry on Dec. 19 announced the appointment of Nandita Berry of Houston as the 109th Texas Secretary of State, effective Jan. 7, 2014.

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Comptroller reports state revenue surplus

Published Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By Ed Sterling

Texas will have some $98.9 billion in general revenue for state budget makers to work with in the 2014-2015 biennium, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs' revenue estimate.

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Candidates line up for party primaries

Published Wednesday, December 4, 2013
By Ed Sterling

Texas' primary election is set for March 4, 2014, and the list of candidates for statewide office is largely settled with Dec. 9 as the filing deadline.

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50th year since JFK assassination is marked

Published Wednesday, November 27, 2013
By Ed Sterling

Texans, Americans and citizens of the world in the past week remembered the shock and aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago in Dallas, on Nov. 22, 1963.

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