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Brace for Hurricanes

‘Above Average’ Hurricanes Season Predicted for 2013

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May 9, 2013

Obama Honors Firefighters Killed In Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast

The deaths of 14 people, nearly all of them emergency responders, ripped a hole in the heart of the town of West, where farming is a way of life and where many people volunteer for the fire department in their spare time.

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May 2, 2013

State Agencies Respond to Fertilizer Plant Fire, Explosion in West

Texas state agencies are “on the ground to assist and remain as long as needed and requested,” said Gov. Rick Perry regarding the state’s response to the devastating fire and explosion in the city of West in McLennan County. At a press conference, DPS Sgt. Jason Reyes confirmed the deaths of 12 individuals, all in […]

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May 2, 2013

Sign of the Times…

‘NOTICE: Staff May Be Armed to Protect Students’ The newly posted signs on each of the campuses of the Westwood ISD in Palestine certainly get your attention – “Notice: Staff may be armed to protect students.” The Westwood response to the deadly shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, last year may be […]

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April 18, 2013

Efforts made to improve mobility, connectivity on I-35

City of Austin Transportation Director Rob Spillar calls Interstate 35 “the transportation backbone” of Austin, the region, the state and the nation.

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April 11, 2013

Turkish Airlines Launched the Non-Stop Flights Between Houston & Istanbul

Turkish Airlines, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, is expanding its presence in the United States.

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April 4, 2013

Water Issues Becoming Priority for Both State, Local Governments

Businesses are moving out of the Village of Vinton in far West Texas, saying they cannot operate in a community that has no wastewater and sewage system.

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April 1, 2013

Financial Pressures Lead Colleges, Universities Toward Outsourcing

Although not without controversy, money saved can be directed to other needs With college costs escalating, student populations increasing and state and federal funding on the decline, financial pressures are being felt at higher education campuses throughout the state. These financial pressures are leading to consideration by many of outsourcing of some services that campus […]

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March 21, 2013

Largest May bond election in Texas since 2008 drawing interest

$4.67B in city, school, community college, hospital districts on tap

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March 14, 2013

Sequestration Clock Ticked

Texas could suffer cuts in health, human services to civilian defense furloughs

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March 7, 2013

Plan to Allow Knowledge transfer Private to Public

Legislation filed to allow agencies to hire private sector entrepreneur-in-residence

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February 21, 2013

HBDi: Beacon for Entrepreneurs

A few success stories from Asian immigrant communities, like “Holiday Inn Express Downtown of Shan Siddiqui Sahab” and “Kim Son Restaurant”, funded by the Houston Business Development Inc. (HBDi), still this City of Houston (COH) entity HBDi has been unknown to the Pakistani and other Asian communities.

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January 31, 2013

The Tale of the Toll

Texas tolls

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January 20, 2013

The 83rd Texas Legislature Convenes

A Hidden Anti-Shariah Bill May Get Introduced

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January 10, 2013

Public-Private Partnerships in Houston

Many government entities partner with private sector for projects as economic drivers

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December 20, 2012

Petroleum Exploration Conference 2012

Houston news

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December 13, 2012

Become an Aalim in Three Years Studying in USA

After the Jumah prayers, Resident Aalim Mufti Qamarul Hassan announced that the AL-Noor Society of Greater Houston is establishing the AL-Noor Institute of Islamic Sciences, where through an extensive curriculum, students will able to graduate in three years to become authentic Aalim (Scholars of Islam). He added that a few years ago, the new building […]

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December 6, 2012

Health Exchange Decision Changed Again

States now have until Dec. 14 to decide; Perry says Texas not setting up its own

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November 29, 2012

Record Early Voting Throughout Texas

Voters turn out for presidential race, state and local ballots and local bond issues.

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November 1, 2012

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