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La Feria man wins $10,000 on cable TV’s “Donut Showdown”

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Police vs. Fire Fighters Rib-Eating Contest

Police vs. Fire Fighters Rib-Eating Contest

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Harlingen, TX – Saturday, June 29th Texas Roadhouse will host its first Rib Fest: Police and Fire Challenge from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Harlingen Police Chief Tom Whitten and Harlingen Fire Chief Mike Rinaldi will each lead a team of 5 men in a relay style rib eating challenge competing…

Comptroller Susan Combs Announces “Tell the Truth Texas” — a Revealing Look at Local Government Finance

Comptroller Susan Combs Announces “Tell the Truth Texas” — a Revealing Look at Local Government Finance

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AUSTIN — Comptroller Susan Combs today announced the creation of a new Web resource, “Tell the Truth Texas” (www.tellthetruthtexas.org) that will collect an unprecedented array of information on the debt and finances of local governments throughout Texas. “We see a real need for this,” Combs said. “Texans have every right…

Celebrating 140 Years of Blue Jeans

Celebrating 140 Years of Blue Jeans

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By Jessica Domel/Texas Farm Bureau Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis forever changed American wardrobes 140 years ago this week when they used a small copper rivet and and some sturdy cotton twill to create blue jeans. Using blue demin material, the patented cotton rivet allowed Strauss and Davis to manufacture…

Civil rights increased for Texans who do not fully understand English

Civil rights increased for Texans who do not fully understand English

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By DAVID A. DÍAZ Legislativemedia@aol.com With millions of Texans, including waves of new immigrants, who have difficulty communicating in English, the Texas Legislature has approved a measure to protect their U.S. constitutional rights when facing a criminal accusation. The legislation, House Bill 2090 by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, and Sen.…

Texas Employers Add 33,100 Jobs in April State Annual Growth Above 2.5 Percent Since Beginning of 2012

Texas Employers Add 33,100 Jobs in April State Annual Growth Above 2.5 Percent Since Beginning of 2012

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AUSTIN — Texas’ seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment expanded by 33,100 jobs in April. Texas added 326,100 jobs from April 2012 to April 2013. The state’s annual growth rate in April stood at 3.0 percent, and has been above 2.5 percent since the beginning of 2012. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment…

After The Fire – Possum Kingdom State Park Welcomes Visitors and Wildlife!

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In 2011, wildfire engulfed more than 126-thousand acres west of Fort Worth, destroying several homes and threatening a popular lake getaway at Possum Kingdom State Park. Two years later, the park is recovering and visitors and wildlife are both back to take advantage of the spring conditions.

Mother Nature is the Best Gift for Mom

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This Mother’s Day, Texas Parks and Wildlife suggests that Texans give mom a chance to relax with a family picnic at one of more than 90 Texas state parks. Picnicking can be a fresh alternative to traditional Mother’s Day events; the agency suggests you take mom to a park, where you can enjoy activities like […]

Lucio Bill to Promote Space Flight in Cameron County Passes out of Senate Committee

Lucio Bill to Promote Space Flight in Cameron County Passes out of Senate Committee

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AUSTIN – Today, Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) announces Senate committee passage of a bill intended to promote space flight in Cameron County. Senate Bill 1574, which ensures the public’s right to beach access, while also providing a way to protect public safety during commercial space launches, passed out of…

Texas School Breakfast: Fighting Hunger and Improving Academics

Texas School Breakfast: Fighting Hunger and Improving Academics

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But No Morning Meals for Hundreds of Thousands by John Michaelson (TNS) AUSTIN, Texas – The number of Texans who have trouble feeding their families has been growing for years, and the issue takes center stage today at the State Capitol. This is the second biennial Texas Food Policy Day.…