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Baylor
10:31 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Baylor Philanthropy Lab Awards $100,000 To Local Nonprofits

Ryland Barton, KWBU News

Baylor students participating in a course called the Philanthropy Lab donated $100,000 to local nonprofits today. The class evaluated over 60 nonprofits and distributed the money based on qualities that would help Waco like education, health, culture, civil rights and community development.

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Texas News
1:37 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

How Texas is Fighting Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

A map illustrating potential human trafficking cases from 2007 to 2012. Currently, nearly one in 100 calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline come from Texas.
Polaris

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 2:28 pm

Slavery still exists in Texas – it just isn't always easy to see. But a new project hopes to bring awareness to a problem that often hides in plain sight.

The Texas Slavery Mapping Project is a two-year initiative to gather data about human trafficking in the state. The project, a partnership between the Institute of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the University of Texas at Austin and Austin-based Allies Against Slavery, just received a $500,000 grant from the Governor's Office to research existing data and compile resources for survivors. 

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Politics
1:36 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Parade Of Open-Carry Bills Exposes Divide In Ranks

Tarrant County open carry gun owners rally at the Republican Convention on June 5, 2014.

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 12:08 pm

As momentum grows behind a push to let Texans carry handguns openly, the biggest fight may be among Second Amendment advocates themselves.

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Texas News
1:35 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Texas Prisons Make Family Visits Easier

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 4:42 pm

Hoping to weave stronger social safety nets for inmates after they are released, the Texas prison system is making it easier for family members to visit loved ones behind bars.  

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Texas Music
12:09 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

'Oxford American' Waltzes Across Texas

Willie Nelson, seen performing in the U.K. in 1980, is one of the featured artists in Oxford American's Southern Music issue about Texas.
David Redfern Getty Images

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 10:51 am

A scholarly literary magazine is celebrating the music of Texas — but don't let that academic approach get in the way of enjoying it.

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