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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.

Texas governor to send 1,000 troops to Mexico border

Los Angeles - Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to send 1,000 military reservists to the state's border with Mexico, to tackle a surge in immigrant children flooding into the United States.

Review: Bart Crow and Macy Maloy delight on 'If I Go, I'm Goin'' Special

Texas country artist Bart Crow released his music video for his single "If I Go, I'm Goin'," his collaboration with country songstress Macy Maloy.
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There are no age restrictions for EMS applicants.
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Buddy's Well and Septic Service was a big hit at the parade, coming and going.
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Texan governor Rick Perry
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ENERGY: A major oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, is shown after it was damaged by Hurricane Rita in 2005.
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An official photograph - full face and profile - of Hank Skinner.
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Janice Maynard
Janice Maynard
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Brad Wiewel, Texas Estate Planning Attorney
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A U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service King Air lead plane guides a C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing during firefighting operations in Scurry County, Texas
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In his attempt at becoming honorary fire marshall for the afternoon, Cap checks wind direction as the fire comes to an end.
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Snow on the bushes at the post office where we stopped and turned around is often not found this far South in Marshall, Texas, as we saw it on the road to Arlington, before we turned back.
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Buck, badly injured dog found on the side of the road in a garbage bag.
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Michael De Beyer, owner of Kaiserhof restaurant in Montgomery, Texas
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Massive pileup on I-10 in 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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