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U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway staking legacy on passing politically tricky farm bill

As he escorted fellow congressmen across West Texas this week, U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway was laying the groundwork for passing a massive piece of legislation next year that thousands of farmers in his district are counting on, via the Texas … Continue reading

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Effort to Remove Obstacle for Cross-Border Pipelines Moves Forward

A bill moving forward in Congress would remove one of the few barriers to cross-border pipelines, via Houston Public Media.

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Train Advocates to Protest Proposed Budget Cuts To Rail Service

Beginning today, railroad advocates in nearly 30 cities across the U.S. are holding rallies to protest the potential loss of funding to Amtrak, as outlined in the budget proposed by the White House. The budget would affect travelers in more … Continue reading

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Hispanics behind half of Texas’ growth since 2010

Hispanics are behind a large portion of the state’s growth since 2010, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. From Texas Tribune.

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In Texas, Fear and Excitement with New EPA

Local pollution watchers worry about a loss of resources. The oil and gas industry looks forward to what it expects will be a consistent regulatory regime.  

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Small beer makers say bill creates “extortion fee” as they seek Abbott’s veto

Craft brewers want Gov. Greg Abbott to veto a bill that would put limits on some regulatory relief that benefits them. But supporters, including some major distributors, say the bill is needed to stop big beer companies that gobble up … Continue reading

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Abbott Calls For Special Legislative Session

Gov. Greg Abbott has called for a special session of the Texas Legislature to begin July 18.

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In This Texas Coal Town, Worry About Climate, But Not The Paris Accord

Coal is one of the big reasons President Donald Trump has ended the U.S. commitment to the Paris Climate Accord. He says ending a pledge to reduce CO2 emissions could help reinvigorate the coal industry. So we decided to ask … Continue reading

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As U.S. Oil Production Increases, OPEC Extends Oil Cuts

OPEC – the global oil cartel – has agreed to keep cutting production, a move meant to further stabilize oil prices around the world. But what’s that mean for Texas?

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Texas Sees Sharp Decline In Refugee Arrivals

The number of refugees resettled in Texas has dramatically decreased since Donald Trump became president, according to new findings from the Pew Research Center.

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