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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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Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law a handful of bills that provide record-level spending on a state-led effort to provide more security along the Texas-Mexico border.   Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports.  


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The bonds for the 174 bikers charged with engaging in organized criminal activity have been set at $1 million each. 

The term “sanctuary city” took root in 2010 when the State of Arizona passed a law prohibiting local police departments from having policies that said officers would not check a person’s immigration status. Cities with those policies were accused of giving sanction to residents in the country illegally.


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By the time it's put into practice, even a basic city ordinance can become complex and confusing.

Texas Public Radio’s Eileen Pace reports such is the case with the New Braunfels “Can Ban” that prohibits tubers from taking disposable containers onto the water, which is now in the hands of the state’s 3rd Court of Appeals.

Ted Cruz Criticizes 'Net Neutrality' In Austin

Nov 14, 2014

On Friday U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas visited the Capital Factory, a startup business incubator in Austin, to make a speech opposing net neutrality, calling it “Obamacare for the Internet.” Last week President Obama called for more regulation of Internet service providers to prevent them from providing preferential access to some companies. Cruz argued that regulating the Internet will still end up favoring large companies with armies of lobbyists.