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Thursday, September 24th, 2015

State, breeders clash over fatal deer disease

When a fatal, incurable disease was found among deer at a Medina County breeding facility, state wildlife officials moved quickly to limit its reach. But breeders say the state's cure might be worse than the disease, and some are threatening to sue.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Halliburton to pay $18.3M in back oilfield wages

Halliburton, the Houston-based oilfield service giant, has agreed to pay nearly $18.3 million in back overtime wages to more than 1,000 U.S. employees, following a federal investigation.

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Commentary: Don’t let professor’s sloppy work obscure the facts about Cape’s Dam removal

THOMAS HARDY, the Meadow Center’s chief science officer, says there is ‘no credible scientific evidence’ that removing Cape’s Dam will harm wildlife in the San Marcos River as a University of Texas biology professor dramatically asserted this...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Nationalist group wants Texas secession on GOP primary ballot

Texas already seceded once — in 1861. But the Texas Nationalist Movement wants a repeat a century and a half later, and thinks the March GOP primary is the place to start.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Letter: Destroying Cape’s Dam = Destroying critical habitat

MOLLY CUMMINGS, an University of Texas biology professor, writes that the San Marcos City Council should not rely on a Texas State University biology professor’s findings that removing historic Cape’s Dam will not harm the San Marcos...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Texans come to grips with Trump’s frontrunner status

Bombastic billionaire Donald Trump rallied thousands Monday in Dallas with a message that Texas Republicans are beginning to take seriously: “I'm not going anywhere.”

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Free freshman year? Texas State system hopes to try it out

The Texas State University System is experimenting with using massive open online courses to allow students to effectively fulfill a year's requirements at little cost before they arrive on campus, an option aimed at working students and...

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Abbott heads to Mexico City for trade talk with president

Gov. Greg Abbott will travel to Mexico City next week to meet with Mexican officials to discuss the economic ties between Texas and Mexico. The visit marks Abbott's first international trip as governor.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

State to extend no-interest loans to veterans rebuilding from Blanco flood

Military veterans whose homes were damaged by the Memorial Day weekend flood and other natural disasters this summer will be eligible to apply for no-interest home improvement loans under a relief program being developed by the Texas...

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Plummeting peso hurts Texas border economy

The Mexican peso is well below its exchange rate against the dollar compared to a year ago, and store owners on the border are bracing for a prolonged drought of Mexican shoppers. In some cities that could...

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