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    Texas bill calls for school critique reform

Texas bill calls for school critique reform

Top legislative conservatives clamoring for Texas to adopt a school choice voucher plan proposed a series of other education changes instead Tuesday that are less controversial but could still spark heated debates.

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    Sanctions not filed against UT frat

Sanctions not filed against UT frat

An investigation into a University of Texas fraternity whose portrayal of Hispanics at a party offended students has been completed and no sanctions are forthcoming, a university official said Thursday. Phi Gamma Delta did not violate any school rules during the Feb. 7 party at their house just north of campus, Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly said.

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    Winter whips Waco; more wintry mix on its way

Winter whips Waco; more wintry mix on its way

Waco, along with other parts of Texas, is expected to be hit with more freezing rain until Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory lasting from midnight until noon.

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    Auction for alum raises funds, hope

Auction for alum raises funds, hope

Baylor alumna Julie Prater discovered unexpectedly she was pregnant with her second child in the summer of 2014. Eight weeks into her pregnancy, Prater had her first full-body seizure while tending to her screaming son. Family and friends are hosting an auction to raise money for Julie Prater, who was diagnosed with a stage four brain tumor last summer.

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    Same-sex couple marries in Texas

Same-sex couple marries in Texas

Defying Texas’ longstanding ban on gay marriage, a lesbian couple wed in Austin immediately after being granted a marriage license on Thursday under a one-time court order because one of the women has cancer.

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    Abbott predicts victory over Obama

Abbott predicts victory over Obama

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott predicted Wednesday that Texas and 25 other states would keep prevailing against President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration but refused to put a deadline on when National Guard troops will leave the border with Mexico.

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    Abbott says Texas won’t sway to Obama’s whims

Abbott says Texas won’t sway to Obama’s whims

While savoring a major court victory from his old job, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday gave marching orders at his new one in a State of the State address that abandoned the fiery flair and defiant rhetoric on social issues that his predecessor had.

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    Insurance sign-ups spike on final day

Insurance sign-ups spike on final day

Despite drizzling weather, people seeking health insurance under the Affordable Care Act streamed into some Texas enrollment centers Sunday, the final day they could sign up this year.

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    Harris County Sheriff increases reward for quadruple murder suspect

Harris County Sheriff increases reward for quadruple murder suspect

Authorities have increased to $75,000 the reward for information to a Texas murder. Officials are seeking information leading to an arrest in the slaying last year of a family of four, including two children, in their suburban Houston home.

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    Texas’ biennial Legislature  is more than just ‘part time’

Texas’ biennial Legislature is more than just ‘part time’

Texas is proud of its part-time Legislature, where many lawmakers make non-political livings and only pass laws on the side. That’s why their annual pay is only $7,200 plus expenses, and sessions come just once every two years.

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