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12:21 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Texas Standard: Is Texas Ready for a Coffee that Drinks Like a Beer?

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Politics
11:43 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Texas Tribune: Years Later, Perry Finally Spends BP Spill Gift

Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico, May 6, 2010.
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 Gov. Rick Perry on Monday ensured that BP will not be able to take back a $5 million grant that sat unused – and seemingly forgotten – for years after the company gave it to Texas following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.

In one of his last acts as governor, Perry announced he was sending $4 million to two Texas university consortiums that will research offshore energy exploration, oil spill prevention and coastal restoration. 

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Politics
10:36 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Texas Tribune: Inauguration Day for Abbott, Patrick

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After more than a decade with Rick Perry and David Dewhurst at the helm, Texas on Tuesday welcomes – with music, dancing and (literally) tons of barbecue – Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick to the offices of governor and lieutenant governor. 

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Blogs
11:38 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Texas Tribune: Dream Act Supporters Rally Against Repeal Efforts

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With a new Texas legislative session underway and incoming state leaders indicating a desire to repeal the Texas Dream Act, supporters of the law are gearing up for a renewed fight to keep it in place.

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9:57 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Shakespeare Uncovered Sonnet Challenge: Paul Hunton

Shakespeare Uncovered Season 2 Starts January 30th on Texas Tech Public Television at 8pm and continues each Friday through February 13th. 

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