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Texas-Sized Turkeys & Their Tie To The Lone Star State

Texas and turkeys have a strong connection.

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Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals Rules Against Prosecutors In Ken Paxton Payment Case

The court agreed in December to weigh in on an obstacle to Paxton’s long-running legal drama, a fight over more than a year’s payment for the prosecutors working on the case.

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Archaeologists Collaborate With Looters To Uncover Mysteries Of Spirit Eye Cave

Across West Texas, there are numerous caves prehistoric people lived in, but many of these sites have been destroyed by looters. They’ve made it difficult for archaeologists to learn about the people that came before us. Out on Pinto Canyon … Continue reading

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Protestors Ask Whataburger To Stop Using Styrofoam Cups

A handful of protestors turned out in three Texas cities Monday to ask San Antonio-based Whataburger to stop using styrofoam cups.

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Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones Concedes In Close Congressional Race Against Will Hurd

Almost two weeks have passed since the election, but Jones had been holding out hope and waiting to see all outstanding ballots counted.

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REPORT: Wolfcamp Play Is Major Factor In Booming Permian Production

The Wolfcamp shale play in West Texas is a major driver of growing oil and gas production in the Permian Basin, according to a new report from the Energy Department.

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Environmental Groups Express Concern As Proposal For West Texas Nuclear Waste Site Moves Forward

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received some 23,000 comments as it decides whether to approve a temporary high-level nuclear waste storage site in Andrews County. The company behind the plan is Interim Storage Partners, a subsidiary of Waste Control Specialists … Continue reading

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A Year After A Border Patrol Agent Died In West Texas, Questions Remain

On a dark, moonless night, a week before Thanksgiving last year, 36-year-old Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner Stephen Garland were on duty along a rural stretch of highway in West Texas. The two, according to the Federal … Continue reading

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National Guard Member Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges in Alpine

Alpine Police arrested a member of the Texas National Guard this week, charging him with sexually assaulting a woman after he reportedly attempted to rape her. Luis Ontiveros, 30, was arrested after officers received a report of a sexual assault … Continue reading

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After Tight Senate Race In Texas, Left-Leaning Groups Set Sights On Latinos For 2020

The Texas Senate race was very, very close – closer than any statewide election in recent history – and Latinos could be part of the reason why. “Latinos are becoming a political force to be reckoned with in the state,” … Continue reading

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