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    Protesters interrupt annual Muslim rally at Texas Capitol

Protesters interrupt annual Muslim rally at Texas Capitol

A small group of vitriolic hecklers and overt suspicion from one lawmaker greeted hundreds of Muslims who rallied Thursday during their biennial Texas Capitol lobbying day — the first time the event has drawn protesters.

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    Gun rights activists carry bananas at rally

Gun rights activists carry bananas at rally

Jim Vertuno Associated Press AUSTIN — Pushing to keep their issue at the forefront but promising to stay peaceful, gun rights activists rallied Monday at the Texas Capitol to support open carry of handguns without a license. The most notable sign of protest at the Open Carry Texas rally was

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    Abbott becomes first new Texas governor since 2000

Abbott becomes first new Texas governor since 2000

Republican Greg Abbott was sworn in Tuesday as Texas’ first new governor in more than 14 years, though he’s expected to keep the state’s conservative focus as he concentrates on border security, education and economic issues.

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    S3 team produces winning research for Fox Sports network

S3 team produces winning research for Fox Sports network

Four Baylor students were named winners Thursday in a Fox Sports University program competition that will utilize their marketing research and data for the network.

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    Opportunity arises to help water conservation effort

Opportunity arises to help water conservation effort

Local and state officials announced Wednesday that applications for financial assistance through the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) are now open.

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    UT Austin says missing brains were destroyed

UT Austin says missing brains were destroyed

Dozens of human brains seemed to be missing from a research lab at the University of Texas in Austin. One professor guessed students either pulled a Halloween prank or went looking for an odd home decoration in the form of formaldehyde-packed jars.

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    100 brains disappear from UT

100 brains disappear from UT

The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains — about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars of formaldehyde.

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    Texas approves extra $86M for border security

Texas approves extra $86M for border security

A panel of Texas lawmakers on Monday unanimously authorized spending another $86 million on the state’s law enforcement surge at the Mexico border, a move that will allow National Guard units to be gradually replaced by state troopers and surveillance technology.

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    Professor develops new view on diabetes

Professor develops new view on diabetes

The American Diabetes Association is making efforts to educate the public about the widespread disease during November.

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    BU evaluates effectiveness of faith programs in Dallas

BU evaluates effectiveness of faith programs in Dallas

Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion has joined forces with a Dallas nonprofit, faith-based organization to transform and improve at-risk communities in West Dallas.

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