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Blue Bell Set to Return Aug. 31

Aug 17, 2015
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It’s been about 3 months since Blue Bell Creameries halted production and temporarily closed it’s doors, but by next week the wait will be over.


Today, the U.S. 5th circuit court of Appeals ruled that Texas’ voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act.


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For the first time since 2010, none of Texas is in drought condition.  But that doesn’t mean water worries don’t still plague many parts of the state as KUT's Ben Philpott reports.


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Immigrant Detention Centers in Texas are starting to release some mothers and their children. That's because Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson made some changes earlier this week to the way mothers and children are detained. KUT's Joy Diaz reports immigrant advocates are calling the changes a victory – though – a partial one.

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Fewer Texans are taking the new General Education Development test since it became computerized and more expensive last year. Today, the State Board of Education will start discussing whether to offer another high school equivalency test—or multiple tests.   KUT’s Kate McGee has more.


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Today Blue Bell Creameries announced that Texas businessman and investor Sid Bass has made a “significant investment” with the company.


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Last week the Army announced that it would cut 40,000 troops throughout several domestic bases over the next 2 years. 


Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land. But, according to the state's top attorney, not every county clerk has to perform those marriages, if they don't want to. As Houston public media’s David Pitman found, there are ways that opinion could hold up, and ways that it could fall apart.


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The Supreme Court is set to issue a ruling on same-sex marriage as early as June 25th. KWBU’s Carlos Morales reports on what that would mean for McLennan County.   

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Deep fryers and soda machines will be allowed back in Texas public schools this fall. KUT’s Kate McGee reports the Texas Agriculture Commissioner—who monitors school nutrition policy—announced today he’s lifting a decade-old ban to give schools more local control.

 


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