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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Conley named ‘highly symbolic’ TxDOT ‘Road Hand’

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley was ceremoniously presented this week with the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Road Hand Award,” a defacto Hall of Fame for elected officials and other allies of the state agency.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

A paranormal investigator walks into a bar

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | Central Texas’ rich history of war, death and trauma makes it a hotbed of paranormal activity.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

New leaders hope to burnish Laredo’s checkered image

After eight years of growth, change and public corruption scandals, new leaders in Laredo and Webb County are greeting 2015 with a sense of optimism.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Judge allows Texas’ same-sex marriage ban to stay in place

Judge allows Texas’ same-sex marriage ban to stay in place

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

State sued for ‘stifling the Texas craft beer renaissance’

Three Texas breweries filed a lawsuit against the state on Wednesday seeking to to overturn a 2013 law they say violates the Texas Constitution by forcing them to give away their territorial distribution rights for free.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Ebola task force’s report calls for new facility

In a new report, the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response called for the establishment of a treatment facility specifically for children, among other recommendations.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Lawmakers approve $86 million for border surge

The Legislative Budget Board approved another $86 million to continue heightened law enforcement at the border, though some questioned whether the funds could be better used elsewhere.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

A new kind of space race emerges in Texas

As states compete to become the center of private space flight, SpaceX could change the game in Texas. Helped by hefty public incentives, the company is building a new facility near Brownsville.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Supreme Court declines to peek at ‘pole tax’

The Texas Supreme Court will not review whether a $5-per-patron fee at live nude entertainment clubs is an occupation tax in disguise, letting stand a ruling that found alcohol-serving strip clubs must pay up when it comes...

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Texas Beef Council turns focus to younger eaters

To attract young families, the Texas Beef Council is turning to food and recipe apps, its website and tailored cooking events

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