Monthly Archives: April 2014

Texas farmer lets nature do its thing and reaps the benefits

Texas farmer lets nature do its thing and reaps the benefits
What's more, a bed of carrots nearby was shaved to the ground as well. I knew immediately whom to blame: the numerous Texas cottontail rabbits that take up residence near my garden. I wasn't angry, and I immediately tempered my sense of loss by …
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Eminem Has Something Big Planned In Texas: We've Got A Few Guesses
"Texas – 'Square Dance' with me! Announcement coming 4/22," he wrote on Instagram on Friday (April 18), along with a picture of himself in full cowboy garb sitting atop a horse. Aside from once again displaying Em's sense of humor, the post didn't …
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Eyes of Texas are on Strong to find Longhorns' next great QB
Now he's faced with some of the same old problems as Texas prepares for Saturday's spring game. More about the quarterback issues later. The reason Strong's here in the first place is that Texas has lost its championship mojo. The program representing …
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Strong Makes Texas Debut With Spring Scrimmage
The University of Texas Longhorns new head football coach Charlie Strong from Louisville flashes the “Hook 'Em Horns” sign after being introduced during a press conference January 6, 2014 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.
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Texas job growth slows in March
Texas no longer leads the nation in job creation as the state's employment growth in March fell to its lowest in nearly 21/2 years. The state added 9,100 jobs last month — the smallest monthly gain since October 2011, according to government data …
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Texas Could Get Millions for "Active Shooter" Training

Texas Could Get Millions for "Active Shooter" Training
WASHINGTON — A law enforcement training center based at Texas State University in San Marcos may receive millions of federal dollars to support programs that train officers how to handle situations like the recent Fort Hood shooting. U. S. Attorney …
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Texas mom headed to prison for helping her goon sons fatally beat 16-year-old
Texas mom headed to prison for helping her goon sons fatally beat 16-year-old boy. Christina Reynero, 37, and her two boys, Arthur Estrada and Juan Jose Reynero, then 18 and 17, used poles, pipes and wood planks to beat Jorge Louis Medina, Jr., …
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What's Been Done to Prevent Another West?
The state is making an effort to get more timely and accurate information from fertilizer facilities in Texas about how much ammonium nitrate they have. That chemical was the culprit in the blast (investigators are still trying to determine what caused …
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Parents sue hospital after infant daughter dies during sleep study

Parents sue hospital after infant daughter dies during sleep study
Last Thursday Quyen Hasenmyer checked into Texas Childrens Hospital's West Campus with her 9-month-old daughter Violet for a routine sleep study. Two days later, she and her husband made the difficult decision to take the infant off life support and …
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5 plead guilty in Texas human smuggling operation
FILE – In this March 19, 2014 file photo, people wait outside a house in southeast Houston where more than 100 people in the United States illegally were discovered, according to police. Five men, at least two of them from Mexico, are accused of using …
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Fort Hood Shooting Sparks Debate on Concealed Guns
But a federal directive won't allow them to carry concealed weapons on bases, even though it's legal in the rest of Texas. Now, with two separate rampage shootings within five years of one another at Killeen's Fort Hood Army base that left a total of …
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EDF Helps Standardize Energy Efficiency Projects in Texas

EDF Helps Standardize Energy Efficiency Projects in Texas
Texas currently has the highest rate of energy consumption of any U.S. state and accounts for 10% of the country's total energy consumption. Most of that energy goes to energy-intensive industries, such as aluminum, chemicals, forest products, glass …
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Johnson Controls to buy Texas air ventilation company for .6 billion
Air Distribution Technologies, based in Richardson, Texas, would expand Johnson Controls' offerings in heating, ventilation and air conditioning products, the Glendale-based company said. Specific products include heat registers, fire dampers and fans.
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Texas is a leader in autism treatment, diagnosis

Texas is a leader in autism treatment, diagnosis
Texas has the second-highest number of babies born annually of any state, at nearly 400,000. With the new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's findings that 1 in 68 babies born have some form of autism, this means that annually, nearly 6 …
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Texas Rangers add Seattle Mariners cast-off
HOUSTON – APRIL 23: Bud Norris #20 of the Houston Astros throws in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on April 23, 2013 in Houston, Texas. *** Local Caption *** Bud Norris. In the hopes that right-hander Hector Noesi's …
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Texas woman guilty in fatal stabbing, castration; Phelps swimming again (10
A North Texas jury has found a woman guilty of murder for stabbing a man 130 times before castrating him at a Dallas hotel room. Cristal Paulette Richardson had insisted that she was defending herself after being sexually assaulted when she killed …
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PAX Gaming Convention Adds Fourth Event in Texas

PAX Gaming Convention Adds Fourth Event in Texas
BOSTON, Mass. — The Penny Arcade eXpo (PAX), America's biggest consumer video-game convention, is adding a fourth annual date in Texas. PAX South will debut in San Antonio, Texas on January 23 to 25, 2015. Creators of web comic Penny Arcade, …
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Texas Takes 8 of 10 Big 12 Annual Awards; Bohman Named Men's Swimmer of
After claiming the men's and women's Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships for the second-consecutive year, the Texas swimming and diving program headlines the 2013-14 Big 12 Swimming postseason awards. The Longhorns received eight of 10 …
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No. 9 Texas wins back-and-forth battle with No. 28 Oklahoma in 10 innings

No. 9 Texas wins back-and-forth battle with No. 28 Oklahoma in 10 innings
NORMAN, Okla. — Ninth-ranked Texas won a seesaw affair against No. 28 Oklahoma 10-8 in 10 innings Friday night at L. Dale Mitchell Park. C.J Hinojosa hit a solo home run to lead off the top of the 10th inning, breaking an 8-8 tie to help lift the …
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Ex-Top Staffer to South Texas Sheriff Takes Plea
The former chief of staff to former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino has pleaded guilty to a federal count of misprision of a felony for failing to report a crime. A statement from the U.S. Attorney's office in McAllen says Maria Patricia Medina …
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A smaller share of Texas workers made the minimum wage or less in 2013
A smaller share of Texas workers earned the minimum wage or less last year, but the figure still is higher than the national average. About 400,000 people in Texas, or 6.4 percent of all hourly workers, earned the federal minimum wage or less in 2013, …
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Arencibia dropped to ninth in Texas Rangers lineup
Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia swings a misses during a 14-10 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, March 31, 2014 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News). Slumping catcher J.P. Arencibia will hit ninth for …
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Texas executes man who escaped Mexican prison, murdered college professor

Texas executes man who escaped Mexican prison, murdered college professor
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving a murder sentence was executed in Texas on Wednesday for fatally beating a former Baylor University history professor and attacking his wife more than 16 years ago.
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Palm Sunday Violent Storms to Threaten Texas to Missouri
"The main severe weather event will be on Palm Sunday and will focus from southeastern Kansas, central and eastern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas to central and southern Missouri, much of Arkansas and northern Louisiana," Knopick said. "There is a …
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Report: California still a force in wind power, but trails Texas in key areas
California, a world leader in wind energy development in the 1980s and 1990s, now ranks behind Texas in wind power capacity and industry jobs, according to the Washington, D.C.-based American Wind Energy Association. The AWEA's annual report for …
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Texas Banking Chief Issues Rules for Bitcoin
Texas will not treat Bitcoin and other virtual currencies as legal money, according to a new memo from the Texas Department of Banking. Yet some companies that deal in Bitcoin transactions could draw state oversight, even if they are based outside of …
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Mexican National Set To Die For 1997 Texas Slaying

Mexican National Set To Die For 1997 Texas Slaying
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving a murder sentence was headed to the Texas death chamber Wednesday for the fatal beating a former Baylor University history professor and attack on his wife more …
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Higher Ed Group: Regent Investigation "Off the Rails"
Embattled University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall received support on Wednesday from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a national nonprofit known for encouraging university trustees to take a more hands-on approach to governance.
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