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Spacex Breaks Ground On Texas Rocket Launch Site

09/22/14
AP
BROWNSVILLE, TX --SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company expects to spend $100 million in South Texas over the next three to four years on the first commercial orbital spaceport.

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Rick Perry Walks Fine Line in Visit to China

09/11/14
Wall Street Journal
Andrew Browne
TIANJIN, China -- On a visit to China as he lays the groundwork for a possible second White House bid, Rick Perry notes that "the streets are clean; the air not so much."

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National Guard Supports DPS Along Texas Border

09/10/14
Texas Military Forces
Maj. Randall Stillinger
WESLACO, Texas - The Texas National Guard began taking up their observation posts along the Rio Grande River last month in an effort to reduce the amount of criminal activity in the border region.

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Chinese vice premier meets Texas governor

09/10/14
CCTV
Zhou Minxi
BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met in Beijing on Wednesday with Texas Governor Rick Perry of the United States, calling for closer cooperation between Texas and China's local governments.

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Texas Leads Nation in Online Education

09/02/14
Breitbart Texas
Kristin Tate
HOUSTON, Texas -- A new study by OnlineColleges.com shows that Texas is the best state for students to receive an online college education.

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Sculpture by Keene man trophy for Texas A & M football game

08/27/14
Keene Star
Paul Gnadt
A trophy that will be handed to the winners of this year's football game between Texas A&M and the University of South Carolina started in the hands of a sculptor from Keene.

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Liberals' Legality Problem

08/26/14
National Review
Michael Barone
"About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.” So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915.

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Chart of the day: Texas employment is 1.3M jobs above Dec. 2007 level, while ‘US minus Texas’ is down by 1.23M jobs!

08/22/14
AEI
Mark J. Perry
Inspired by a similar chart in yesterday’s Investor’s Business Daily (see below) that accompanied an op-ed by Vance Ginn titled “Texas Is A Real Model For Economic Opportunity,” I present the chart above showing the percent changes in total civil employment between December 2007 (when the recession started) and July 2014 for: a) Texas (blue line) and b) the US minus Texas.

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Rick Perry demonstrates a return to conservative strengths

08/21/14
The Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
It was in this vein that Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the Heritage Foundation. Beginning with a feisty defense of law and order in his own, spurious indictment, Perry declared: “There are fundamental principles at stake here, namely a governor’s power to veto legislation and funding and the right of free speech. I’m confident in my case and I can assure you I will fight this attack on our system of government. And with my fellow citizens behind me … both Democrat and Republican I aim to defend our constitution and stand up for the rule of law in the state of Texas.”

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Texas Is A Real Model For Economic Opportunity

08/21/14
Investors.com
Vance Ginn
Few states provide an economic environment that allows everyone an opportunity to succeed as does Texas.

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