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Willie Nelson - Photo by GDuwen CC license

Country Stars Raise $500,000 for Texas Fire Victims

Willie Nelson joined George Strait, the Dixie Chicks and other musicians for a mega-concert in Austin that raised more than a half million dollars...
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Tiny Fish Rescued From Dried Up Texas River

Wildlife biologists have evacuated two species of minnows from the shrinking waters of a West Texas river in the first of several rescue operations...
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Texas Wetland Restoration Could be Model for Gulf

Partially bankrolled by a $1 billion fund set up by BP after the oil spill, a  project to restore lost wetlands off the Texas...
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Texas Rangers Draft Paralyzed Baseball Player

Georgia outfielder Johnathan Taylor, who was paralyzed after colliding with a teammate in March, was drafted by the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in the...
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DNA Evidence Clears Texas Man Who Spent 30 Years In Prison

A Texas judge this morning freed Cornelius Dupree after more than 30 years of wrongful imprisonment. DNA evidence cleared him of his conviction after...
Nolan Ryan pitches in 1963, by Amineshaker, GNU licesnse

Homeboy Nolan Ryan Wins Auction For Texas Rangers

Former all-star Texas baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan will be leading the state's beloved team, the Rangers, for years to come, now that an investment...
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Greener Amtrak Trains Run on Beef Fat in Texas

Amtrak is testing the viability of alternative fuel passenger trains by launching a biofuel pilot program using rendered beef fat. The beef...
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Texas Rancher An Unlikely Environmentalist

Ranchers in central Texas aren't known for their fondness for government regulation or the Endangered Species Act. But one rancher — a...
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Texas Urban Schools Win $1 Million Education Prize for Third Year

The Aldine Independent School District outside Houston has won the 2009 Broad Prize for Urban Education, the largest education award in the country, and...

Texas Man Brings Hope to Forgotten Disabled Iraqi Kids

Brad Blauser lives in war-torn Baghdad, where he doesn't earn a paycheck and is thousands of miles from his family. But he has no...
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US Restores Texas Wetlands Out of Toxic Stew

More than 2,500 acres of coastal wetlands have been restored and enhanced in Port Arthur, Texas, as a result of a cooperative agreement between...
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Texas Legislature Aims for Solar Dominance

The Lone Star State leads the country in wind power. Now Texas aims to ramp up its solar production, too. This...
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From Minnesota to Texas, Wind Power Sweeps New Jobs Into Old-tech Towns

Hundreds of workers lost their jobs after the printing press factory closed in Cedar Rapids in 2001. The hulking empty shell sat idle...

Wal-Mart to Purchase Wind Power for Texas Stores

Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Thursday that it had entered into a partnership with Duke Energy to have wind power supply up...
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Texas Schools Win $1 Million Prize for Advancing Poor Students

The border city of Brownsville, where nearly all students come from low-income Hispanic families and where 4 in 10 are not native English speakers,...
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On Texas Prairie, Wind Power is Resurgent, Boosting Economy

Today, West Texans love the wind! Wind farms are transforming the rural area's economy as well as its treeless horizon, while delivering...
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Navy Ship Arrives in Texas for Hurricane Cleanup

Navy sailors on the Norfolk-based amphibious assault ship Nassau answered the call of aid for Galveston shorelines, devastated by Hurricane Ike, arriving on the...

Billionaire Texas Oilman Bets Big On Wind

A legendary Texas oil man is turning to wind power with a plan to spend $10 billion to build the world's biggest wind farm....

Wind Power Lifts Dying Texas Farm Town

Roscoe, a small farm town in Texas transforms into Wind City U.S.A. — collectively one of the biggest wind farms in the nation and...
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Nearly Wiped Out Decades Ago, Bighorn Sheep Thriving in Texas

Bighorn sheep have flourished in the rough and dry West Texas mountains going back to prehistoric times. But unregulated hunting and exposure to disease...