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NAACP Requires Photo ID to Cover Holder
Here's a national news story that is just dripping with irony, but you won't find it in any mainstream news source.
You have to go to an alternative source outside the mainstream to learn that the NAACP and the Justice Department required local and national news reporters to show two kinds of photo I…
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.
Rising Property Values Raise Property Taxes
We have good news and -- maybe some bad news -- for some Angelina County home and land owners.  The good news is that the Angelina County Appraisal District says property values are finally going up - instead of down.  The bad news is that rising property values also mean higher property t…
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…
Dallas NAACP Wants Texas Lottery Shut Down
The Dallas chapter of the NAACP is calling on the state to abolish the Texas Lottery. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the nation's oldest civil rights group wants low income Texans to stop pumping money into the state lottery.
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.

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