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Texas News
4:54 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Texas Buys Conservation Land with Oil Spill Money

An aerial view of fringe marshes around Powderhorn Lake.
Earl Nottingham / Texas Parks and Wildlife

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 2:57 pm

A deal that was decades in the making has finally closed on the largest conservation land purchase in Texas history: Just over 17,000 acres of undisturbed coastal prairie in Calhoun County for $50 million.

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Waco
4:45 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Disc Golfers Descend On Waco's 'Beast'

Vince Caddell

This Weekend is the 18th Waco Annual Charity Open—a disc golf tournament with proceeds going to the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic. Part of the tournament takes place in the new and improved Brazos Park East, which has just gone under $2.6 million in renovations. Disc golfers call the course "The Beast."


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Texas News
9:40 am
Thu August 21, 2014

The Dallas-To-Houston Bullet Train Could Change Everything

Japanese bullet trains travel at more than 200 mph. Bullet trains could come to Texas in the next few years.
Japan Railway Company

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 5:00 pm

For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter the U.S. high-speed rail market, hoping to sell one of the world’s ripest passenger rail markets on its breathtakingly fast Shinkansen bullet trains.

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Politics
9:38 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Wendy Davis Calls For Eliminating Statute Of Limitations On Rape

Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis appeared with Dallas County Constable Beth Villareal at the Frank Crowley Courts building in Dallas.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 4:13 pm

Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, said Wednesday she wants to eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting cases of rape and sex assault.

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Politics
9:36 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Perry Will Tap Campaign Account to Pay Attorneys

Governor Rick Perry speaks to the press and supporters outside the Travis County Criminal Justice Complex on August 19, 2014.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT News

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 9:19 am

Gov. Rick Perry, who has been using taxpayer dollars to pay his defense lawyers, will tap campaign funds from now on to compensate the attorneys who are fighting his felony indictments, his spokesman said Wednesday night.

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