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Tue
29
Sep
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New EPA rules threaten the Texas fracking boom

By Ed Ireland
 
The American economic system has made the United States the world leader in abundant and low-cost energy, thanks in no small part to contributions from Texas. But new rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pose a direct threat to our oil and natural gas revolution. Even worse, they are largely a Washington-designed solution still searching for a problem.
 
Tue
22
Sep
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Blue Monday all week long?

By Don newbury

 

When they handed out colors to represent lines of work, kinds of moods, degrees of dangers, and emphases on weather maps, it now seems certain “blue” has been overworked. Maybe it’s something of a “cop-out,” but trotting out 50 shades of blue seems to cheapen a color that should be one greatly honored. Instead, far too often, it is trampled.

 

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Tue
22
Sep
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Factoring in competing businesses

By James Leavelle

 

We first begin learning about competition in our youth. For some, it was about who was the best batter, or fastest runner, or mud pie maker. Later, this carried over to classmates as we entered and progressed in school.

 

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Tue
15
Sep
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Neighbors agree to work on trade, energy projects

By Ed Sterling
 
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott traveled to Mexico last week to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto and other officials in Mexico City. On Sept. 8, the governor’s office announced an agreement between the Texas Department of Transportation and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation of the United Mexican States “to promote and increase bilateral collaboration on future border infrastructure projects.”
 
Tue
15
Sep
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Traveling the district to listen to you

By Will Hurd
 
My staff and I spent August traveling throughout the 23rd Congressional District of Texas meeting with constituents, business owners and elected officials while eating delicious frozen treats at several of our local Dairy Queens. We called it our DC to DQ tour and it was all about listening to you. My title is “Representative” but it’s also my job description. In order to do that well, I have to find out from the people I represent which issues are important to them.
Tue
08
Sep
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Abbott orders flags to half-staff to honor slain officer

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 2 issued a statewide call in honor of slain Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth and all law enforcement officers. Abbott asked that officers turn on their patrol vehicles’ red and blue flashing lights for one minute at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, the start time for Deputy Goforth’s funeral.
 
Tue
08
Sep
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A political summons with no answer

BY ROSS RAMSEY

Tue
01
Sep
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Hey, Stop That!

The USDA is spending eleven million dollars over the next five years to find out why there are so many wild horses and how they can keep the population from doubling every four years like it is now. The USDA says they have 21 research projects started or in the planning stages to discover why there are so many wild ones. No doubt the manpower they've assigned to the problem doubles every four years too!
 
Tue
01
Sep
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Dreaming with the best

An old-timer who gives his age only as “90-ish” is forever reminding himself--and others in earshot—about his inhabiting the planet for quite a spell. And he’s as “upbeat” as anyone I know. Despite his lengthy stretch of life, he says he “still dreams, but they’re mostly re-runs.”
 
Tue
25
Aug
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Government intrusion at its worst

My husband and I have been ranching in South Texas for many years, and we have worked hard to care for the land my family lives on today. This same testament holds true for millions of other ranchers and landowners across the country.
 

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