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Texas Rep. Kevin Brady announces retirement after 13 terms

April 14 (UPI) — Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, announced Wednesday that he plans to retire at the end of his current term. In a statement, Brady said that he will retire after 13 terms representing Texas’ 8th District, which included a role as the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee. “I set…

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The Texas Apocalypse That Wasn’t

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the annual National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas, May 4, 2018. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) When Texas lifted its mask mandate, many criticized the state. As its cases decline and other states fare worse, where are those critics now? It’s now been about a month since the state of Texas…

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Explosion on Texas Bridge to Be Investigated by FBI, Police

Police and federal agents are investigating an explosion that took place on a small bridge in Bedford, a suburb of northern Texas located between Dallas and Fort Worth.No one was hurt and officials believe the incident was not targeted. The explosion was heard by several locals nearby who called 911 immediately.Police discovered another “suspicious item”…

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‘The Eyes of Texas’: Does its origin in a racist era make it racist?

As Robert Reeves’ baby son cried for the first time in his arms, the new father grasped for the most soothing thing he could think of: He sang the University of Texas at Austin spirit song – “The Eyes of Texas.”Bound in memories, emotion, and fierce pride, the song has been the source of an…

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Texas Senate passes bill aiming to counter federal subsidies for wind and solar

While President Joe Biden moves to expand the use of renewable energy nationwide, the Texas Legislature is doing the opposite, adding fees on solar and wind electricity production in the state in hopes of boosting fossil fuels.Among the reforms of the state’s electric grid following last month’s deadly winter storms, Republicans in the Texas Senate…

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Texas Gov. Bans Vaccine Passports Statewide

While team-left cries “racism” over Georgia’s new voting law, they are simultaneously pushing a nationwide vaccine passport, requiring proof of vaccination in order to participate in normal life.  But, Texas is pushing back.  Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday banning government-issued vaccine passports statewide.  Abbot said that vaccinations cannot be government-mandated, and…

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Texas, Scotland, Ecuador Students Hear from Space Station Crew

Students from the Rice Space Institute will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

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Texas Bans Agencies and Some Businesses From Requiring Covid Vaccine Proof

Under a new executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas this week, government agencies, private businesses and institutions that receive state funding cannot require people to show proof that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.Mr. Abbott said that vaccination status is private health information, and that no one should have to disclose…

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Valero Texas Open 2021: Cameron Tringale Takes 2-Shot Lead After 2nd-Round 69

Steve Dykes/Getty ImagesCameron Tringale leads the Valero Open field by two strokes after shooting a three-under 69 on Friday to move to nine under for the tournament at TPC San Antonio.Jordan Spieth and Matt Wallace are tied for second at seven under, and 10 golfers are within three strokes of them.Tringale, who carded a six-under 66…

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Texas lawmakers weigh changes to protect families wrongly accused of child abuse

This article was published in partnership with the Houston Chronicle. AUSTIN, Texas — Ann Marie Timmerman still chokes up when she talks about the moment a Child Protective Services investigator showed up to take custody of her baby, but she tried to remain composed Tuesday as she stepped up to a lectern and described her…