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Rick Perry takes break from Cabinet duties to intervene in Aggie GlowStickGate

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Well, I suppose glow sticks do come under the purview of the Department of Energy.

Maybe.

After all, all you do is crack them and they produce light, which is some crazy science, and in some post-apocalyptic, post-grid, Mad Max world might be the only light we have to read by, in our caves. 2,623 more words

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State Highway Fund at center of budget talks in Texas Senate

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Senate is looking to the State Highway Fund to fill in a gap of about $2 billion in its version of the 2018-2019 budget. 567 more words

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Abbott's Texas stomps Austin, local governments

Welcome to Gov. Abbott’s Texas, where the state bullies local governments to bend to its will and strangles efforts of local people to govern themselves. That sounds surreal, but it is not a stretch if Abbott gets his way. 832 more words

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Abbott's Texas stomps local governments

Welcome to Gov. Abbott’s Texas, where the state bullies local governments to bend to its will and strangles efforts of local people to govern themselves. That sounds surreal, but it is not a stretch if Abbott gets his way. 832 more words

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Texas Senate wants more control over university tuition

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s been 14 years since lawmakers had a direct say over how much universities could charge for tuition. That could change this year. 343 more words

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How Austin mom Jinny Suh is taking on anti-vaxxers, President Trump and RFK Jr. in defense of inoculation.

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Jinny Suh is a South Austin mother with a baby and a four-and-half-year-old, a lawyer who received a bachelor’s and master’s in biology and the founder and leader of… 4,575 more words

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Reducing 'surprise bills' for emergency room patients

AUSTIN (KXAN) — When Miriam Moorman began her quest to cure a swollen knee, it was the beginning of a long, expensive journey. She started with her general practitioner, asking the doctor to refer her to a specialist for insurance purposes. 411 more words

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