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The “Unselfie” Introduced for 2nd Annual Giving Tuesday

The “Unselfie” Introduced for 2nd Annual Giving Tuesday

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Texas Diaper Bank Among Local Groups Taking Part by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now in the books, people around the state and nation are being asked to think of others on this Giving Tuesday. Henry Timms, the event’s co-founder, says that can include…

Christmas on the Border

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The first Christmas celebration in Mexico took place in 1538 when missionaries brought Roman Catholicism to the new continent. Ever since then, the story of La Posada, where Joseph and Mary look for a place to stay the night on the original Christmas eve, has been celebrated in this part of the world. Texas Parks […]

Fall Colors

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You might think New England, not Texas, if you think of trees changing color in the Fall, but some parts of the state do see brilliant reds, yellows and oranges. So what happens inside a leaf to make these spectacular colors? Texas Parks and Wildlife gives us an inside look.To find out the best time […]

$196 million in PUF Dollars Awarded for New Valley University of Texas Medical School and University

$196 million in PUF Dollars Awarded for New Valley University of Texas Medical School and University

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AUSTIN – University of Texas Regents approved $196 million in new expenditures Thursday for the fast-track development of University of Texas campuses and a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. A total of $72 million in energy-generated Permanent University Fund allocations for the Cameron County campus of the new…

November Arrives in Texas, Along with Cuts to SNAP

November Arrives in Texas, Along with Cuts to SNAP

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Statewide, Four-Million to See Reductions in Food Stamps by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – The month of November has arrived in Texas, and along with it, an automatic reduction in funding for many families in the state who struggle to put food on the table. During the recession, there was…

Honoring 1.7-Million TX Veterans, Today and Year-Round

Honoring 1.7-Million TX Veterans, Today and Year-Round

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by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – For many veterans who have returned home from Afghanistan and Iraq, the move back into civilian life can present a variety of barriers. But people are stepping up across the state – and the help is year-round, not just on Veterans Day. One program,…

Becoming An Outdoors Woman for 20 Years!

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Getting outdoors used to be thought of as something that was just for the boys, but for the last couple of decades, women have been learning everything from shooting sports to Dutch oven cooking. It’s part of Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Becoming An Outdoors Woman program. As Texas Parks and Wildlife reports, many of these […]

Halloween Flood at McKinney Falls State Park

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Footage of record flooding at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin on October 31, 2013. The park is temporarily closed. For park information, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/mckinney-falls. For still pictures of flooding in state parks: http://on.fb.me/1ar9bAS Here’s the video of Game Warden Jake Scott rescuing the baby and his mother. At the end, the grandmother kisses “her little pumpkin.”

Texas Game Wardens organize first-ever K9 Unit

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Meet the new K-9 corps! This story shows the first-ever K-9 team of Texas Game Wardens meeting their new four-legged partners. The first training phase shown here focuses on narcotics. That’s a reality of what game wardens encounter in the field, though it’s only one aspect of their broader work. K-9 teams also learn search […]

Court May Prevent Enactment of TX Abortion Restrictions

Court May Prevent Enactment of TX Abortion Restrictions

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by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Enactment of new abortion restrictions may not take place as scheduled next month because a lawsuit has been filed seeking an immediate injunction. The laws are being challenged on the grounds that they are unconstitutional and overly burdensome. One restriction would require medication abortions to be…