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Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Enthusiasts snatching up Dublin Dr Pepper

Paying $70 for a six-pack of Dublin Dr Pepper might seem a bit steep, but that’s apparently the price some are willing to pay to get their hands on the original Texas beverage.

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Slow redistricting lowers clout of Texas voters

The earliest possible date for our primary elections will come after 34 states and territories have already spoken, either through primaries or caucuses.

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Audio: For Texas cattle ranchers, a long road to recovery

2011 — the driest year in Texas history — delivered a huge blow to cattle ranchers. And as Nathan Bernier of KUT News reports, the prospect of a continuing drought spells trouble for both ranchers and consumers.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Texas comptroller’s report assesses drought’s impact

A 12-page report released Wednesday by the Texas comptroller's office offers a wide-ranging look at the effects of the record drought that is still gripping Texas.

Monday, February 6th, 2012

A backlash against student testing

It is a precarious time for Texas school districts. Faced with roughly $5.4 billion less in state financing, districts this year will administer new, more rigorous state exams called the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness,...

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Audio: Budget battles still ahead for Texas Legislature

The state Legislature heads back to work in less than a year, and the state’s improving economy won't likely save legislators from the protracted budget battle that awaits them.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

LCRA chooses Corix as buyer for 18 water/sewer systems

A water/wastewater system serving an estimated 7,000 users in northern Hays County may yet go to a Canadian firm if negotiations with the county's coalition fall through.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Draft water plan says Texas ‘will not have enough’

Every five years, the Texas Water Development Board publishes a water plan for the state. The 295-page draft of the 2012 plan, published last week in the midst of the worst-ever single-year drought Texas has ever experienced,...

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