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Op-Ed: Bill to bypass high school end-of-course exams hurts education

Austin - To graduate from high school in Texas, you must pass standardized tests: Algebra I, English I and II, Biology, and U.S. History. With many students unlikely to pass them all, the state Senate has just passed a bill allowing exemptions. It's bad law.

Indie artist Zach Nytomt discusses his current activities Special

The Austin-based performer released his debut album two years ago. This year, we shall be hearing quite a lot more from him. He filled Digital Journal in on the details.

Gun rights advocates rally for open carry in the state of Texas

Austin - In Texas, activists are rallying for open carry, an issue still causing quite a bit of controversy in both the political world and daily life in America.

Workers threaten to strike Sunday at huge Texas refinery

Port Arthur - Workers at the largest oil refinery in the United States joined a growing nationwide strike Saturday when they left their jobs at the Motiva Enterprises LLC facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

U.S. oil refinery strike spreads to largest plant in country

The latest round of negotiatons ended on Friday night with workers at the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery in Texas walking off the job at midnight. The strike began on Feb. 1 in California and Texas. Louisiana plants will join at midnight Saturday.

Dogs returned to family after FedEx driver takes them

Houston - A FedEx driver in Texas who allegedly stole two puppies off of a front porch has been suspended. Home security footage posted on Facebook caught the driver in action taking the two French bulldogs, Sheila and Bruno from the Correa family.

Owner of pit bulls who killed a dog suing the dead dogs owner

Four pit bulls in Texas got through a fence and went into the neighboring yard, setting upon a 10-year-old beagle and killing him. Now comes the lawsuit but now also comes the twist - it's the owner of the pit bulls who is suing.

Toddler taken from parents over pot use killed by foster mother

Cameron - A 2-year-old Texas girl whose parents were stripped of custody largely due to her father's marijuana use was murdered by her foster mother, who was sentenced last Tuesday to life behind bars.

Texas, the U.S. wind energy leader now looks to battery storage

Dallas - Texas, home of the oil and gas industry, is the U.S. leader in installed wind energy. As its energy mix for electricity continues to change, it has begun to deal with the issue of battery storage similar to California and New York.

Two US nurses are declared cured of Ebola

Washington - Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave the hospital and meet President Barack Obama for a hug.

US Ebola patient 'flew on domestic airplane'

Washington - The second US health care worker infected with Ebola flew on a domestic airplane a day before her diagnosis, and health authorities said Wednesday they are seeking to interview 132 people on that flight.

Jet makes emergency landing after cabin walls buckle

San Francisco - An American Airlines flight from California to Texas was forced to turn around over Nevada and make an emergency landing Monday after walls inside the passenger cabin began to buckle, leaving insulation exposed.

Texas man shoots and kills home invader

Houston - A Harris County man shot and killed one of three home invaders early Friday morning while his mother was trying to make breakfast.

Texas tracks 50 exposed to Ebola, 10 'high risk'

Dallas - Texas health officials were monitoring 50 people for Ebola exposure Friday, 10 of whom are at high risk of the disease after close contact with the first diagnosed US patient.

Texas monitors 100 people in US Ebola scare

Dallas - Health officials in Texas were monitoring 100 people for signs of Ebola and ordered four close family members to stay home as authorities investigate the first confirmed US case of the deadly disease.

US hunts contacts of seriously ill Ebola patient

Dallas - US health officials scoured the Dallas area Wednesday for people -- including schoolchildren -- who came in contact with a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola, as it emerged a hospital mix-up saw him initially turned away.

US hunts contacts of seriously ill Ebola patient

Dallas - US health officials scoured the Dallas area Wednesday for people -- including schoolchildren -- who came in contact with a Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola, as it emerged a hospital mix-up saw him initially turned away.

US Ebola case is first diagnosed outside Africa

Washington - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.

US Ebola case is first diagnosed outside Africa

Washington - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said Tuesday, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.

Suspect arrested in disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham

Charlottesville - The man accused of abducting UVA Sophomore Hannah Graham in Charlottesville, Va. has been arrested in Galveston, Texas tonight. Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr., 32, of Albemarle County, is facing a felony charge of abduction with intent to defile, among others.

Review: Ted Nugent — 'Shut Up & Jam!'

The Motor City Madman returns with his first album of new material since 2007's 'Love Grenade'. But is it any good? Digital Journal gave it a listen.

Star NFL RB Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to child

Minneapolis - Twitter has erupted with reports star NFL running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas for "reckless or negligent injury to a child."

Fort Hood shooter asks to join Islamic terror group

Fort Leavenworth - The U.S. Army psychiatrist who murdered 13 people at a Texas military base in a 2009 rampage wants to join ISIS, the Islamic militant group currently terrorizing northern Iraq and western Syria.

Op-Ed: Texas Supreme Court wrong to allow employers to lie to workers

Austin - In an erroneous decision that should provoke outrage, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled that employers may lie to their workers. It turns out that an employer is not obligated to be truthful about whether workers' jobs are in jeopardy.

Op-Ed: A veto threat even Vito would appreciate

Just about the only folks having a good time with the indictment of Texas governor Rick Perry are members of the national media and folks who really don’t understand Texans or politics.

Tiger shark weighing more than 800-pounds fed to homeless in TX

Earlier this month an 809-pound tiger shark was caught in the Gulf of Mexico, and then it was cooked and fed to some of the homeless and poor in Texas.

Teen boy lives inside Texas Walmart for days — goes unnoticed

Corsicana - A 14-year-old Texas boy who had been missing for 54 hours was discovered camping inside a 24-hour Walmart in the baby section behind boxes of strollers.

Op-Ed: Texas logic on gay marriage would also ban marriage of minorities

Austin - Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor this fall, says that the state's ban on gay marriage should be upheld because gay couples are allegedly not as conducive to "stable" families and child-rearing.

Texas’ emergency herbicide request refused by EPA

Houston - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied the emergency use request filed by the state of Texas to use hazardous herbicide propazine to kill superweeds infesting the state’s cotton.

Texas closes its border to Mexico

After repeated attempts to receive aid to help with the Mexican refugee crisis have failed, Texas officials have been forced to take drastic measures.
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Texas Governor Rick Perry
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Ron Paul is running for President for 2012
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Fires in Texas are the kind that often require FEMA information or assistance.
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Many significant lawyers could be involved with the Supreme Court case.
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Drought conditions in Texas.
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Conspiracy theorist, radio talk show host and Infowars.net founder Alex Jones (L) loudly rallies a group of supporters with a megaphone in Dealey Plaza looking down towards the spot where U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 as people gather at the site one day before commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the assassination in Dallas, November 21, 2013. Commemorations of the anniversary will be held Friday in Dallas, Washington and Boston
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Felicia Smith is being charged with a felony for engaging in a lap dance with one of her students.
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Cadillac style also showed up for the small--town Mardi Gras parade.
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Woodrow's run for Governor is a fund-raising effort to help Austin Pets find new homes and meet expenses to stop animals from being dying each week when the new kill lists come out.
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Texas singer and songwriter Brad Davis
Texas singer and songwriter Brad Davis
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Rick Perry, the governor of Texas
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The Big Texan steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas, which was made famous by offering visitors a free 72 ounce (2 kg) beef steak if they eat it in under an hour
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An execution chamber at a U.S. State Prison
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Working as a trucker, i stoped in a west texas truckstop to take a break during a rain downpour. This is the sunset shortly after that downpour. One of my favorite pictures that ive taken.
Michael De Beyer  owner of Kaiserhof restaurant in Montgomery  Texas
Michael De Beyer, owner of Kaiserhof restaurant in Montgomery, Texas
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The Court of Criminal Appeals is Texas. Judge Lawrence “Larry” Meyers (in red circle) is leaving the Republican Party to run as a Democrat for the Texas Supreme Court
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The album cover.
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