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South Texas towns helped by energy boom

Jul 6, 2012
Several small towns in Texas are growing because of new oil and gas drilling. But can the boom last?
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Voters push education policy in Texas

May 29, 2012
Today is the Texas primary. Polls show voters tend to care about the economy and immigration, but education policy is growing in importance.
Posted In: texas, Education
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The Latino vote surging in Texas

May 28, 2012
There's no suspense about the outcome of the Texas Republican primary, but the future of elections there might change with its population.
Posted In: texas, Latino community, Hispanics, Latino voters
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Broken trust: A Ponzi scheme victim bounces back

Mar 21, 2012
After falling victim to Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford, Carol Lovil is getting her life back on track. But she worries she may never be able to trust anyone again.
Posted In: New York Times, Allen Stanford, ponzi, scheme, texas, Investing, retirement savings
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The drought that keeps on taking

Dec 28, 2011
Poised to become the worst two-year drought on record, the Texas drought will be felt far into 2012.
Posted In: texas, drought, Agriculture
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Fewer trees in Texas

Dec 22, 2011
The Lone Star State loses as many as half a billion trees in 2011 -- and that's not including the wildfires.
Posted In: drought, texas, Agriculture
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Texas immigration center accused of massive computer fraud

Aug 22, 2011
An investigation into a Texas immigration center reveals fraud and internal hacking of systems. NextGov conducted the investigation and says...
Posted In: hacking, Immigration, texas
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Big security breach in Texas

Apr 12, 2011
Texas, you better sit down for this. Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs announced on Monday that the names, addresses, Social Security numbers and...
Posted In: identity theft, security, texas

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