Biden administration aims to jump-start Texas oil jobs by cleaning up abandoned wells
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Texas will get $343 million to continue the cleanup and plugging of abandoned oil and gas wells, which can leak methane and other toxic chemicals and contaminate groundwater ..read more
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The freeze is here. Learn how to check on power outages, road conditions and the Texas grid.
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As of Thursday morning, some Texans are without power, but most of the state has remained connected ..read more
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Fact-check: Is it true that 70% of Texas fourth-graders cannot read at grade level?
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From the Texas Standard - Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter ..read more
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Wildfire causes evacuations in Bastrop County and closure of State Highway 21
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The fire burned about 783 acres on Tuesday, and was 30% contained as of Wednesday morning ..read more
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Chief justice targets Texas’ outsized role in patent courts
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John Roberts wants to review procedures that land many patent cases in Marshall and Waco ..read more
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Texas law allows residents’ sensitive personal information to be exposed on county websites
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For more than a decade, some Texas county clerks’ offices have left thousands of unredacted Social Security numbers online, exposing people to COVID relief fund theft and other identity crimes ..read more
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Ask a doctor: How to tell COVID-19 from cedar fever, and substitutes for an N95 mask
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Omicron generally causes less severe symptoms than previous coronavirus variants, but it spreads more easily ..read more
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Military sexual assault bill honoring Vanessa Guillén reaches the president’s desk
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Allegations that Guillén had been harassed by a superior led to what some are calling the most significant reforms to military justice in 50 years ..read more
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Abbott tells agencies to be careful before taking federal infrastructure funds
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Agency heads should be “conscientious of conditions attached” to the money, the governor wrote ..read more
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Analysis: From homegrown culture warriors to tomorrow’s Texas leaders
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Republicans in Austin have been after local governments for years, pushing aside local laws and rules on a long list of issues where local and state powers overlap. Now they’re recruiting fellow Republicans for local offices, to try to change things at the ground level ..read more
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