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Budget Cuts May Force State Parks to Close
Here we go again. The legislative session is coming in January, and we're hearing the usual predictions of budgetary doom and gloom.  This year we are hearing that if the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department doesn't get the money it needs, nearly two dozen state parks may have to close…
Trent Ashby Heading for Austin Early
Lufkin School Board President Trent Ashby won't "officially" become the State Representative from House District 57 until he takes the oath of office in January, when the next legislative session convenes.  But Ashby's not waiting until then to learn his new job.&nbs…
Lawsuit Challenges School Funding Cuts
Texas school districts are headed back to court in another effort to get more equitable funding for public schools.  A coalition representing more than 150 independent public school districts, taxpayers and parents has filed a lawsuit against the state.  All six school districts in Angelina County …
TSA Pat-down Bill is Dead – For Now
Texas lawmakers adjourned their special session Wednesday without passing a ban on Transportation Security Administration pat-downs, to the dismay of staunch conservative critics of the agency.

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