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Federal Budget Cuts May Kill LISD Pre-K
The Lufkin News reports Lufkin School District officials are worrying out loud about the federal funding the district stands to lose when the Federal Budget Control Act goes into effect in January.
TxDOT Has Highway Work Zone Safety Tips
In the aftermath of that fatal five-vehicle crash on State Hwy 7 outside Crockett back on July 16, the Texas Department of Transportation is pointing to that accident as proof of the need to be extra cautious and aware in highway construction zones.
Rick Perry Says NO Medicaid Expansion in Texas
If there were any doubts that Governor Rick Perry wants Texas to have nothing to do with President Obama's Health Care overhaul, the Austin American-Statesman reports Perry has cleared the air on that once and for all.
Pharma Gets Incentives to Make Kids Cancer Drugs
Thanks to a Texas Congressman, pharmaceutical companies will get a big incentive to start producing drugs for treating cancer in children.  These are "orphan drugs" which the drug makers stopped making because they couldn't make money from them, but that should change soo…
Controversial Shooting Gets Houston Man 40 Years
KHOU TV in Houston reports a man who claimed Texas’ version of a stand-your-ground law allowed him to kill a neighbor in an argument over a noisy party has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to 40 years in prison. Barring a successful appeal, a prison cell much like the one …
Texas AG Reacts to Health Care Ruling
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says on one hand, he thinks the US Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Obama's health care overhaul was wrong.  On the other hand, Abbott says the ruling is still a victory for individual liberty and states’ rights.
County Dems Looking for New Candidates
Steve Knight of the Lufkin News reports the Angelina County Democratic Party is looking for new candidates to replace their disqualified candidates for County Sheriff and County Constable Precinct 3.

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