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Monday, May 6th, 2013

State’s sale of longhorns sparks debate about breed’s future

The resilient longhorn, able to survive on sparse foliage and water, has endured in Texas for more than 100 years. But the recent sale of about 100 longhorns by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has spurred debate about the breed’s future in the state.

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Advocates seek state funds for local parks program

While much of the funding for Texas’ state parks that was cut in 2011 has been restored in the 2014-15 budget plan, an initiative aimed at helping local parks is poised to come up empty for a...