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Big Tex, mildly terrifying friend to all state fair guests, lives yet again

Imagine this in a booming, robotic drawl: “HOWDY.” Now, return that greeting to Big Tex, who has officially returned for this year’s State Fair of Texas. 274 more words

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You have no excuse -- Texas astronaut to vote from space

You might have a lot of excuses for not making it out to vote in this year’s upcoming presidential election. But if you’re still on planet Earth, your excuse will not hold with Texas astronaut Kate Rubins. 244 more words

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Texas lunch lady loses 100 pounds on cafeteria diet

BAYTOWN, Texas (KPRC) – A Texas lunch lady is 100 pounds lighter after eating her her own cafeteria food every day for a year.

Tammy McRae works at Carver Elementary School in Baytown. 154 more words

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5 ways to celebrate today's autumn equinox in 90-plus-degree weather

Welcoming the first day of autumn looks a little different in Austin, Texas. It’s less about chilly mornings and crunchy leaves and more about a high of 93 degrees Fahrenheit… 321 more words

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Judge: 11 children taken from Texas couple to remain in state custody

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas judge has decided 11 children of a couple who’ve faced child welfare investigations in three states will remain in state custody for now. 358 more words

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Texas one of 21 states suing to block expansion of overtime pay law

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A coalition of 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach from the Obama Administration. 366 more words

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Container along Central Texas pasture had remains of girl

MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) — Experts are trying to identify the remains of a preschool-age girl found inside a container left along a Central Texas pasture. 120 more words

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