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10:40 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Experts on Crude Price Decline, Possibility of $20 a Barrel

Credit David N. Goodman / AP

In June 2014, the price of a barrel of oil was roughly $115 per barrel, leading to gas prices that were well over $3 per gallon. 

Not anymore.

Prices of oil have crashed in the last six months, starting 2015 with the price of crude oil at a five-year low as the current price hovers around $45 per barrel, a 60 percent slash in value. 

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9:18 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Texas Tribune: 84th Texas Legislature Shows Little Diversity

What does the Texas Legislature look like? On average: white, male, middle-aged, Christian — and educated at a public university. That's according to a Texas Tribune analysis of demographics in the Texas Capitol.

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8:56 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Texas Tribune: Student Group Praises Texas Higher Education Funding, Chastises Tuition Costs

When it comes to supporting higher education, Texas is good — but not great — according to a nonprofit group focused on economic opportunities for young adults.

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8:40 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Texas Tribune: Straus Re-elected as House Speaker

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

With the backing of 85 percent of the Texas House, San Antonio Republican Joe Straus on Tuesday was re-elected to his fourth term.

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12:15 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Texas Tribune: 84th Legislative Session Livens Up Texas Capital

Storify: The First Day of the 84th Legislative Session

Tuesday, the first day of the 84th legislative session, was a day for pomp, circumstance, protest and a whole lot of tweeting. Here's a selection of what journalists, lawmakers and others shared, along with the Tribune's on-the-ground reporting.  

[View the story "Lawmakers Return to Austin – for the 84th Time" on Storify]

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