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Review: Jeremy Parsons infectious on new single 'Burn This House Down' Special

Texas-born country singer-songwriter Jeremy Parsons has released his new country single, the spitfire "Burn This House Down."

Some 25 dead after gunman opens fire on Texas church service

Sutherland Springs - A gunman went into a Baptist church in Texas during Sunday morning services and shot dead some two dozen worshippers, the sheriff said, in the latest mass shooting to shock the United States.

Coal-fired power plants continue to decline, despite EPA ruling

Luminant, the state of Texas' largest energy supplier has announced it would close three coal-fired power plants in early 2018. Combined, they account for 12 percent of the state's coal power plant capacity.

Review: Tritonal superb at Electric Zoo, dedicate a track to Texas Special

New York City - On September 2, electronic duo Tritonal performed on the elephant-themed main stage at "Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro" for a good turnout.

Harvey devours Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas as its moves on

When Tropical Storm Harvey came onshore Wednesday morning, it slowed long enough to devour two more Texas cities, leaving Beaumont and Port Arthur underwater after unleashing over two feet of rain in southeastern Texas.

Wrongly jailed 'satanic' daycare couple gets $3.4 mn

Chicago - A US couple wrongly jailed for 21 years on charges of sexually assaulting children as part of a satanic cult, received $3.4 million Wednesday from the state of Texas, months after prosecutors acknowledged their innocence.

Transgender 'bathroom bill' collapses in Texas

Chicago - Rights activists celebrated Wednesday the collapse of legislation to restrict transgender people's use of bathrooms in Texas, but proponents on both sides of the bitter divide warned the battle was far from over.

Report details impacts of shale production, good and bad in Texas

San Antonio - A comprehensive review of the impacts of shale oil and gas development in Texas has been released. The report, by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST), looks at the benefits and consequences of shale development.

Review: 'Folk' album released, features the music of John A. Lomax Jr. Special

John Lomax just released an album of his father's music, which was collected by his grandfather. It is a compelling piece of Americana music.

'Knots Landing' and 'Friday the 13th' Actress, Lar Park Lincoln Special

Lar Park Lincoln played Tina Shepard in 'Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood' and also starred in the hit TV series 'Knots Landing' as Linda Fairgate. Her latest film, out this summer, is called 'Expulsion'. She spoke to Digital Journal.

Interview: Radio stars Bryan Blue and Jamie Knight Special

Fort Worth - The hosts of 'The Bryan Blue Show' talk to Digital Journal about their work, their relationship, their political beliefs and their mutual respect for one another.

Singer-songwriter Eloah Jones talks new single 'Soldier' Special

Singer-songwriter Eloah Jones chatted with Digital Journal about her new single "Soldier," and her plans for the future.

Texas GOP lawmaker introduces bill punishing abortion as murder

Austin - A Texas state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make all abortions a felony, a move he says would make women "personally responsible" for having sex.

Interview: Country singer Wade Bowen set to tour the U.K. Special

Waco-born Wade Bowen has been very busy of late and now this accomplished artist, known primarily for his energetic live shows, will make the trip across the pond for his first ever U.K. dates. He spoke to Digital Journal.

Review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry share a stage at intimate London gig Special

English singer/songwriter Bragg and American folk musician Henry played songs off their forthcoming collaboration — as well as some of their solo material — to around 100 fans at St. Pancras Old Church in London.

Singer Mark Chesnutt keeps things traditional on his latest album Special

Released earlier this month, some critics are already hailing the country star's first album in six years as one of his best. He talked to Digital Journal about the project and shared his thoughts on the music he loves.

Jon Pardi: Basking in the glory of his first number one album Special

That album is 'California Sunrise,' given a glowing review by Digital Journal upon its release back in June. We spoke to the 31-year-old Californian about the record and about what he's up to for the rest of 2016.

Mark Wills to join other country stars for benefit concert Special

'Stars Behind the Stars: A Benefit for the Blue' is a charity fundraiser set to raise money for the Dallas Police Association's Assist the Officer Foundation, following the recent killing of five police officers in the city.

Review: Mark Chesnutt returns with new album 'Tradition Lives'

It's been a while since the Texan country star released an album (it was 2010's 'Outlaw', in case you're wondering), but now's he back with a new effort celebrating his honky tonk roots.

Man pays traffic fine with thousands of pennies

Frisco - Brett Sanders, of Frisco Texas, had to pay a $220 speeding ticket, which he did. However, he chose to pay with more than 20,000 pennies.

Twisted J Apparel's Cody Johnson, a clothing entrepreneur Special

The successful businessman, based in Stephenville, Texas, recently staged the 'Steven Tyler...Out On a Limb' benefit concert alongside the Aerosmith singer. He told all to Digital Journal.

An exchange of dialogue with up and coming actor Colton Tapp Special

The Texas born actor, writer and model - raised on a cattle ranch in Dallas - has a number of projects already out and more in the pipeline. He spoke to Digital Journal.

Texas floods 'kill at least five'

Washington - Flooding in and around the US city of Houston has killed at least five people and prompted mass rescues, reports said.

Fracking puts 7.9 million people at risk of man-made earthquakes

Oklahoma City - About 7.9 million people are now at risk from man-made earthquakes, especially in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas according to the U.S. Geological Survey in a report issued earlier this week.

TX congressman wants magic to be recognized as national treasure

Texas congressman Pete Sessions, a Republican, doesn't believe in global warming and doesn't like big government. But he does like magic.

Singer Jae Franklin releases new solo single 'Weary' Special

Back in school, Jae and her sister were in a band called 'Girls Tyme' with classmates Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland. Digital Journal asked the Houston-born star about her new single and about her memories of that time.

Texas health official forced out after Planned Parenthood study

Austin - A top health official in Texas is stepping down after co-authoring a study that angered Republican leaders because it suggested cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting women's access to healthcare statewide.

Op-Ed: Presidential candidate Ted Cruz and the art of being pathetic

The nutballs on the GOP side of the 2016 race for the presidency do not fill me with hope. That's especially true for Rafael "Ted" Cruz who seems so disconnected from reality that someone has to grab him out of the air.

Dr. Om Prakash: Psychologist and ex-freedom fighter Special

The renowned, U.S.-based psychologist, author and business and life coach had plenty to say to Digital Journal about his current work and his role in the Indian Independence Movement under Mahatma Gandhi 70 years ago.

'GoFundMe' shuts down Tennessee woman's campaign for lottery loss

Cordova - A Tennessee woman who launched a web crowdfunding campaign to make back money she lost on last week's $1.5 billion Powerball drawing has had her fundraising project shut down.
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DIRECTORS: Corporate headquarters for refinery owner Tesoro Corp. is located in San Antonio, Texas.
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