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See How Local Drilling Rules Vary Across Texas

texastribune.org — Does your town regulate oil and gas drilling? City drilling ordinances have taken center stage in the legislative brouhaha triggered by Denton's vote last November to ban hydraulic fracturing, the revolutionary - and controversial - way of bolstering oil and gas production.

Roundup: Ted Cruz's Big Week and the Texas Budget

texastribune.org — One name largely dominated the week in Texas politics - Ted Cruz. The launch of his 2016 presidential campaign filled the headlines. Meanwhile, in the Legislature, lawmakers were busy working on the budget and tax cuts.

Senate Panel Sets Sights on In-State Tuition Law

texastribune.org — The push to repeal a 2001 law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities is returning to the legislative spotlight, but on an unusual stage. On Monday, the border security subcommittee of the Senate's Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1819, by state Sen.

The Brief: Janek Confirms FBI Talked With HHS Employees

texastribune.org — Agents with the FBI have spoken with Health and Human Services Commission workers about the troubled no-bid software contract with technology firm 21CT. The Tribune's Terri Langford and Aman Batheja were told of the interviews by HHS Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek.

FBI at Health Commission Asking About 21CT

texastribune.org — Contract High is an occasional series looking at how Texas outsourced crucial state services for two decades - and got smoked. FBI agents have interviewed employees at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission about its problematic contract with Austin firm 21CT, Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek told The Texas Tribune, marking the first time an official with direct knowledge of the federal probe has confirmed it.

Democrats Aim for Blake Farenthold's Seat

texastribune.org — WASHINGTON - The hunt is on in Southeast Texas for a Democrat to challenge U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi. At first glance, it might seem like an absurd notion; Farenthold won re-election by a 2-to-1 margin in 2014.

Elections for Central Texas Seats Draw Crowded Field

texastribune.org — With a state senator and two state representatives pursuing other political ambitions, voters in Central Texas will return to the polls on Tuesday to fill three vacant posts in the Legislature just a week before it convenes for the upcoming session. Opting for local politics over a return to the Texas Capitol, state Sen.

The Brief: A Trifecta of Special Elections on Tap

texastribune.org — Three special elections are on tap for Tuesday, including two contests to find replacements for a pair of San Antonio Democrats (Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and Rep. Mike Villarreal) who have opted to run for mayor.

Church Volunteers Say Immigrant Surge Will Continue

texastribune.org — McALLEN - The media tent that once stood in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church is gone, as are the television crews and reporters who descended this summer when the flow of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the Texas border was major news.

Disappearing Rio Grande: A Look Back at 10 Stories

texastribune.org — Six months ago, on June 19, Colin McDonald set out to explore the Rio Grande from its source in Colorado. From Stony Pass, he has followed the river by boat and, when the water got too shallow or vanished entirely, by foot.
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Mar 27, 2015

Hello there. (@ Columbia University: Graduate School of Journalism in New York, NY) swarmapp.com/c/hi5mm4bnlrL

Mar 26, 2015

@brianboyer You in town for this Tow thing? (Also in Harlem right now.)

Mar 26, 2015

RT @RWD: “65% of smartphone users don’t download a single app in any given month.” time.com/3158893/smartp… (via @HardBoiledGregs)

Mar 26, 2015

@tylrfishr It’s crazy magical. Especially a fan since it jumped off of needing jQuery.

Mar 26, 2015

Hunting for good names for a library that collects all the JSON and YAML files in a folder and turns them into a JS object. Suggestions?

Mar 26, 2015

When a person reclines their airplane seat then lays down across their empty row, barely touching said reclined seat

Mar 26, 2015

@palewire @eads Dataset is pretty awesome. I've used it for a couple personal things because whatever SQLAlchemy

Mar 26, 2015

NYC – survived a couple delays and I’m finally coming at ya. Please don’t be (too) cold. ❄️

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