Category Archives: Texas

Good will: Man pays $1k at drive thru to feed those behind him

A man at an Abilene, TX Chik-fil-a paid $1000 at the drive-thru to feed those behind him in line. http://m.ktxs.com/news/man-pays-1000-to-feed-those-in-drivethru-at-abilene-chickfila/28089930

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New Texas textbooks evaluated for bias

A report from the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund has declared that the information in social studies textbooks that have been adopted by the Texas State Board of Education contain inaccurate and biased information. These books, intended for Texas schools, … Continue reading

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Oldest known 9/11 Search Dog is Still Working Today at a Texas Elementary School

Her first deployment was to look for humans and/ or remains in the rubble at Ground Zero. Bretagne is now 93 in dog years, but she still loves to work. She helps special needs children at an elementary school in … Continue reading

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Biking across the Panhandle for 4-H Healthy Living Program

Joe Ostaszewski reminds us that fitness is as simple as getting outside, riding your bike, and having fun. He was a finalist on The Biggest Loser. He is riding a bicycle across the country to raise awareness for the 4-H … Continue reading

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Texas Veterans Portal

The Texas Veterans Portal is a site compiled by the Texas.gov site to make resources for Texas Veterans easier to find. Some examples of what you can find there: Learn about the Hazlewood Act: “a State of Texas benefit that … Continue reading

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Texas Bullet Train in the Works

http://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/18/bullet-train-could-change-everything/# The Bullet Train That Could Change Everything by Aman Batheja and Stephen J. Smith, The Texas Tribune Aug. 18, 2014 For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter … Continue reading

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Texas Law: Mothers Allowed to Breastfeed

For the record, breast feeing (in Texas) is upheld by state and federal law. It’s 2014, and breastfeeding is what makes us mammals who we are. (The word “mammal” has to do with our having mammary glands.) Yet, a lot … Continue reading

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Texas Governor Perry Indicted on Charges of Abuse of Power

The investigation centered on Mr. Perry’s veto power as governor. His critics asserted that he used that power as leverage to try to get an elected official and influential Democrat — Rosemary Lehmberg, the district attorney in Travis County — … Continue reading

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Pumping Water From Lake Meredith Once More

In Panhandle, a Growing Need for a Shallow Lake’s Water by Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune Aug. 8, 2014 In a sign of just how strapped the Texas Panhandle and South Plains are for water supplies, water systems in the … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities Aids Refugee / Immigrant Women and Children in Texas

Congressional Delegation Women and Children Refugee Press Release. “Increasing numbers of unaccompanied immigrant women and children from Central America have flooded across the Texas-Mexico border in recent weeks.  These refugees are fleeing violence and poverty in the homeland and seek … Continue reading

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