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U.S. G.A.O.

Narcotics Seizures Increase at Texas-Mexico Border

Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune | Feb 01, 2013

More than 40 percent of the drug seizures conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents during the 2012 fiscal year occurred on the Texas-Mexico border, according to statistics released Friday.

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The White House

Texas post top high school graduation rates, but why?

Morgan Smith, The Texas Tribune | Dec 02, 2012

With witnesses in a school finance trial testifying daily on the challenges facing public education in the state, and with a chorus of state leaders citing the failings of traditional public schools in calling for reform, some may be surprised to hear that by one measure, Texas schools appear to be doing quite well.

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Webb County Heritage Foundation

Unveiling of historic Laredo photo exhibit

Webb County Heritage Foundation | Nov 26, 2012

The Webb County Heritage Foundation to host second annual Historic Laredo photo competition exhibit.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration

For South Texas, no easy road to medical school

Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune | Nov 26, 2012

When Travis County voters approved a ballot measure this month that paved the way for a new University of Texas medical school in Austin, many South Texans had to stifle the emotions that came most naturally: frustration and resentment. They had been trying for decades to secure financing for a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley, only to watch the deal get sealed first for their wealthier northern neighbor.

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U.S. FDA

New U.S.-Mexico cargo agreement on horizon

Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune | Nov 23, 2012

Cargo aboard specific Mexican trucks and bound for the United States will soon be inspected by American officials south of the border and allowed to circumvent the lines at ports of entry, a top Mexican diplomat announced Thursday.

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U.S. Government Accountability Office

Employee union: low prison pay jeopardizes security

Maurice Chammah, The Texas Tribune | Nov 23, 2012

Leaders of the state’s prison employee union say that officials are leaving Texas prisons dangerously understaffed. On Wednesday, they renewed calls for better pay, noting that the holiday season is a particularly dangerous time in Texas prisons.

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Tequila Group

Brownsville native publishes book on Rio Grande Valley medicine

John Topp | Nov 23, 2012

Brownsville native Eileen Mattei explores the history of Lower Rio Grande Valley medicine in her new book, "For the Good of My Patients, The History of Medicine in the Rio Grande Valley".

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USAID

Small Business Saturday comes to South Texas

Rafael Benavides, Viva South Texas | Nov 22, 2012

Local small business owners hope for a boost in sales the day after Black Friday.

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TSA

Ruling Reinforces Law on Handguns in Employees' Cars

by Audrey White | Nov 06, 2012

n an opinion released Monday that reinforces a 2011 law, Attorney General Greg Abbott's office said that employers cannot prohibit an employee with a concealed handgun license from keeping a handgun in a locked, private vehicle in an employee parking lot.

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Effects of a devastating drought in West Texas in 2011. (Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture.)

In Texas, extreme weather is the new normal

by Mose Buchele, KUT/StateImpact Texas | Nov 06, 2012

Increasingly hot summers and new extreme weather patterns have helped activists raise awareness of climate change. But in Texas, weather that once would have been considered extreme has become commonplace.

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Tequila Group

Annual shrimp cook-off Nov. 4 in Port Isabel

Allan Hollander, Tequila Group | Oct 29, 2012

The 19th Annual World's Championship Shrimp Cook-Off will take place in Port Isabel Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Ranching
U.S. National Archives

Prospects good for Texas deer season

Steve Lightfoot, Texas Parks and Wildlife | Oct 29, 2012

Anticipating deer season? Texas hunters have a whole lot to look forward to.

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Ranching
U.S. Dept. of Energy

After Dallas quake, questions about links to fracking

Mose Buchele, KUT/StateImpact Texas | Oct 02, 2012

A series of small earthquakes in the Dallas region has prompted another round of speculation about the link between seismic activity and oil and gas drilling in North Texas.

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OuchMyEgo.com

Twin Shadow takes Texas, McAllen by Storm

George Dean, OuchMyEgo.com | Oct 01, 2012

We sat down with artist Twin Shadow for an interview about his visit to McAllen.

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