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Texas “ideal market” for high-speed rail

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

The nation’s top federal railroad official is unabashedly enthusiastic about the prospect of building a high-speed rail line in Texas.

Two motorists killed in head-on collision in Cleburne

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

A car attempting to pass a tanker truck collided with another vehicle in Cleburne Wednesday morning, killing two motorists, Cleburne police say.

Texas clout grows in U.S. House

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Members of the state’s Republican congressional delegation win more committee chairmanships.

Climate science provokes textbook battle in Texas

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Several textbook publishers have withdrawn passages from social studies textbooks that could have lead middle school students to think that climate change is not caused by human activity, an advocacy group said Monday.

Faint dusting of snow falls in Fort Worth area

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

The slight snowfall hit Tarrant County late Sunday and then it was gone, the National Weather Service reported Monday.

Tourists warned to be careful around South Texas deer

| |Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Some residents and others believe the deer population around Port Mansfield needs to be reduced.

More Texas school districts forgoing state board-approved textbooks

|Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

The State Board of Education convenes Tuesday and will vote on social studies books that will likely be used for a decade beginning next September.

4 workers die after chemical leak at Texas plant

|Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Four workers were killed and one was injured Saturday during a hazardous chemical leak at a DuPont industrial plant in suburban Houston, company officials said.

Native American heritage museum opens in Cleburne

| |Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

The Big Bear Native American Museum is the result of more than two years of hard work and fundraising for organizers. Artifacts and exhibits are in a a 2,000-square-foot building shaped like a hogan.

4 workers killed after Houston-area chemical leak

|Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Methyl mercaptan began leaking around 4 a.m. in a unit at the DuPont plant in La Porte, about 20 miles east of Houston.

Texans in Congress vie to lead conservative committee

| |Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

After losing Senate race, Texas Democrat David Alameel is already looking toward 2018.

Driverless cars or not, Texas must plan for transportation

| |Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Texas voters approved dedicating billions of dollars to transportation needs.

Cornyn ascends to No. 2 post in Senate

| |Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Texas’ senior senator, who worked hard to secure a GOP takeover of the Senate, was chosen unanimously by fellow Republican senators in the incoming 114th Congress to be majority whip.

Russian bomber patrols to reach Gulf of Mexico

| |Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Russia's long-range bombers will conduct regular patrol missions from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the military said Wednesday, a show of muscle reflecting tensions with the West over Ukraine.

Conservatives threaten immigration showdown

| |Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Some conservative Republicans want to drag must-pass spending bills into their fight with President Barack Obama over his planned executive action on immigration, inviting comparisons to last year's shutdown showdown over the health care law.

Memos detail dysfunction in Wendy Davis’ campaign

| |Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Staffers warned months before last week’s election defeat that the Fort Worth Democrat’s campaign was “in danger of being embarrassed.”

Southlake lawmaker: ‘There is no race’ for Texas House speaker

| |Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Rep. Giovanni Capriglione angers one Tea Party by predicting Speaker Joe Straus will be re-elected, but his home Tea Party defends him.

Texas fight over slot-machine like devices far from over

| |Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

An appeal challenging this week’s court ruling could come soon in battle over future of new slot-like gambling machines.

Bush 41 and Bush 43 both urging Jeb to run for White House

| |Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

George W. Bush: “I heard (Jeb) say he doesn’t like the idea of a political class, the idea of Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Bush. I said, 'Well, how does this sound? Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Clinton.’”

Texas judge rules against historical racing

|Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

A judge says the Texas Racing Commission exceeded its authority by clearing the way for historical racing at dog and horse tracks.