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Monday, July 8th, 2013

Texas State student wins NSF poster award

Jose Dominguez, a student in Texas State's College of Science and Engineering, won first place for undergraduate student posters at a recent National Science Foundation (NSF) meeting in Washington, D.C.

Friday, July 5th, 2013

How Texas won the race to harness the wind

In their new book, “The Great Texas Wind Rush”, reporters Kate Galbraith and Asher Price tell the story of how Texas became an unlikely leader in wind energy.

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Where Astros played, conventioneers could gather

Ryan Bokros was 8 years old when he attended his first baseball game at the Houston Astrodome. It was 1985. The dome was bursting with people, the famous scoreboard bright with lights and the space bigger than...

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Hurricane protection stirs debate along Texas gulf coast

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon consider proposals to reduce flooding when hurricanes hit a critical part of the Texas Gulf Coast. But the proposals have sparked debate over who should pay for them and...

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Audie Murphy, a hero still missing one medal

Audie Murphy, one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II, was awarded almost every ribbon and medal available. His name can be found on a commemorative postage stamp, a veterans’ hospital and even the Hollywood...

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Perry takes job raid to the Big Apple

After a couple of high profile job-poaching trips to California and Illinois, Gov. Rick Perry is planning a new raid — this time on the Big Apple.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Add drought to Texas beekeepers’ woes

Beekeepers in Texas are hopeful that a late-blooming wildflower crop will be enough to keep their colonies alive, despite predictions of intensifying drought conditions that have taken a toll on the bee population in recent years.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

TxDOT looks to private funds to close funding gaps

In its first meeting after a legislative session in which requests for transportation funding fell billions of dollars short of requests, the Texas Transportation Commission voted Thursday to open the door to allowing private firms to take...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Perry hails water bill, is evasive about his future

Gov. Rick Perry hailed legislation aimed at securing future water supplies on Tuesday, but he was far less forthcoming about his plans for a newly called special session or his next political moves.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Fastest-growing city in the U.S.? San Marcos, Texas

San Marcos is the fastest-growing large city in the United States, according to updated population estimates announced today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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