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     1  ~ 2014 sep 01texas education rankingTexas on the Brink: We Can Do Better - The Texas ObserverThe report is an annual study to determine Texas ' rankings among the 50 states and the District of Columbia on health care, education , and the ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 14mark shelton david dewhurstDavid Dewhurst and Dan Branch Shouldn't Concede | The Texas David Dewhurst and Dan Branch face tough runoff races, and some ... won 43.2 percent of the vote, faces Mark Shelton , who won 35.1 percent.
     1  +11 2014 aug 03texas payday loanFast Cash: How Taking Out a Payday Loan Could Land You in Jail Payday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas courts and prosecutors.
     1  ~ 2014 jul 21citgo koch brothersKochworld | The Texas ObserverTo see how the Koch brothers ' free-market utopia operates, look no ... by Citgo and the other by Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch ...
     2  -1 2014 oct 01payday loans texas
     2  +2 2014 sep 18policy issues in texasThe Texas Legislature Should Address These Issues , But They We detail a dozen items that address Texas ' biggest problems . ... for complex policy often prevent legislative action on the critical issues of the ...
     2  +3 2014 aug 28liberal church dallaasLeft, Behind: The Hidden Progressive Christian Community of Texas If progressive Christians could develop a unified voice, they could ... Stained glass at the United Church of Christ's Cathedral of Hope in Dallas .
     2  +11 2014 aug 28payday loan texas
     2  +3 2014 aug 27liberal church dallas
     2  +1 2014 aug 12bengal tiger breeders texasA Tiger's Tale | The Texas ObserverIt turned out they were endangered Bengal tiger cubs (four white and ... Because owning and breeding tigers is legal, law enforcement often ...
     2  -1 2014 aug 01fire pattern expertFire and Innocence | The Texas ObserverHurst was the first fire -science expert to review the case. .... The Evidence: Fire investigators contended that burn patterns at the scene and the ...
     2  +8 2014 jul 27dateline call center texasDateline Houston Archives | The Texas ObserverSuch horrors typically prompt calls for reform, but these particular .... The mental health hospital system, finds the Sunset Commission, is in a ...
     3  +2 2014 sep 21tim dunn texasWho Really Runs Texas ? - The Texas ObserverIt's hard to overstate the power of money in Texas politics. ... Tim Dunn is out to purify the Republican Party, and he's bankrolling the tea party ...
     3  +1 2014 aug 14texas sonogram law'We Have No Choice': One Woman's Ordeal with Texas ' New Then, after a moment's pause, she told me reluctantly about the new Texas sonogram law that had just come into effect. I'd already heard about ...
     3  +1 2014 aug 14texas payday loans
     3  -1 2014 jul 23brazos river authorityGoodbye to the Brazos River ? | The Texas ObserverThe fate of the mighty Brazos River lies with Perry appointees at the Texas ... If Brazos River Authority gets its way, it may set a precedent.
     4  +2 2014 aug 28payday loans austin txPayday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas courts ... Roo, the mascot of the payday loan lender Speedy Cash, in an Austin .
     4  +1 2014 aug 25recycled books dentonBooking to Denton - The Texas ObserverIn downtown Denton , in an old opera house painted purple, Don Foster nurtures his passion: Recycled Books . His bookstore is musty.
     4  +2 2014 aug 20rick perry mo foAdios, Mofo : Rick Perry Will Not be Governor for Life - The Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not seek re-election but keeps open the possibility of another presidential bid.
     4  +6 2014 aug 14taking loan from company
     4  +1 2014 aug 12john nielsen gammonsQ&A with State Climatologist John Nielsen - Gammon | The Texas The Observer sits down with State Climatologist John Nielsen - Gammon to take stock of the drought and discuss the challenges of ...
     4  +3 2014 jul 29patricia kilday hartPatricia Kilday Hart has worked in Texas journalism since her Patricia Kilday Hart is a Metro Columnist for the Houston Chronicle. She has worked in Texas journalism since her graduation from the University of Texas at ...
     4  +1 2014 jul 24academic partnerships llcRandy Best Is Going to Save Texas' Public Universities, Or Get Rich As Academic Partnerships expands to new UT campuses this fall, those .... documents that said Wyatt worked for Academic Partnerships , LLC .
     5  +1 2014 oct 01tppfRevealed: The Corporations and Billionaires that Fund the Texas The Texas Public Policy Foundation —an influential right-wing think tank based in Austin with ties to Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and many other ...
     5  +2 2014 sep 21tppf san antonioThe Texas Public Policy Foundation —an influential right-wing think tank .... of Empower Texans ($43,000); Chaz Neely, San Antonio Steel Co.
     5  ~ 2014 sep 03ted nugent criminal backgroundWTF Friday: Ted Nugent's Bogus Adventures - The Texas ObserverOther than filing voluminous open records requests, Forrest enjoys ... Ted Nugent's music was mediocre at best and his criminal behavior, ...
     5  +3 2014 aug 27all that we share" All That We Share " Isn't Enough - The Texas ObserverAll That We Share is an exciting and exasperating book. The excitement comes from the many voices arguing to place “the commons” at the ...
     5  +3 2014 aug 05tiger cub for saleThe tiger smugglers hadn't committed a state crime. You might think it's illegal to buy or sell an endangered tiger cub in Texas, but it isn't.
     5  -1 2014 aug 04texas groundwater rightsCourt Ruling Dares Regulators to Limit Water Pumping - The Texas Texas Fourth Court of Appeals ruled on Wed. that the Edwards Aquifer ... going to be hard to do and simultaneously respect groundwater rights .
     5  +4 2014 jul 30payday loan austin tx
     7  +75 2014 sep 30texas school finance lawsuitEverything you need to know about the texas school finance rulingIn his school finance ruling last week, Judge John Dietz wrote that the ... of Texas school districts that sued the state claiming that our school  ...
     7  +13 2014 aug 27transcanada keystone mapTexas Segment of Keystone XL Pipeline Starts Flowing - The Texas A TransCanada employee works on a section of the Keystone XL ... The orange, dotted line on this map shows the section of the pipeline that is.
     7  -2 2014 aug 20lake buchanan water levelBluffton: Texas' Lost Civilization Rises from Lake BuchananToday, 75 years after the lake's construction, residents of the Lake Buchanan area are again concerned about water levels . Climate change ...
     7  ~ 2014 jul 17readopt police reportTexas Police Departments Adopt New Crime Fighting Technology Texas Police Departments Adopt New Crime Fighting Technology ... An October report from the group called police cameras a “win-win,” ...
     8  ~ 2014 sep 19the money store paydayPayday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas courts and ... Eventually, he reached a manager at The Money Store .
     8  -2 2014 aug 26cameron county inmatesHeaven and Hell in Cameron County Jail - The Texas Observer... County Jail. When a chaplain spoke up about inmates ' treatment, she was locked out. ... That didn't sit well with the law in Cameron County .
     8  ~ 2014 aug 13direct energy pre paidConsumer Group: Prepaid Electricity Plans Deceptive, Expensive Consumer group Texas ROSE has been investigating one prepaid product, Direct Energy's “Power-To-Go.” In a petition to the Texas Public ...
     8  +13 2014 aug 12speedy cash payday loansFast Cash : How Taking Out a Payday Loan Could Land You in Jail Payday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas ... Speedy Roo, the mascot of the payday loan lender Speedy Cash , in an ...
     8  +1 2014 jul 23rick perry heightRick Perry's Pronunciation Problem | The Texas ObserverHe told me that people who throw an “h” at the end of “ height ” are just heirs ... For unknown reasons, in Rick Perry's rural West Texas dialect the ...
     8  -1 2014 jul 22ricky williams jerseyVince Young and Ricky Williams : A Tale of Two Athletes | The Texas Vince Young and Ricky Williams: A Tale of Two Athletes ..... Wearing a bright orange #34 Ricky Williams jersey in 2009, she laughs at what ...
     9  +92 2014 sep 07checking cars going into mexicoBorder Patrol Takes 'No' for an Answer at Internal Checkpoints - The “Unless this is Mexico or Nazi Germany … this is still America and I can
     9  -6 2014 aug 19border patrol checkpointsA fascinating video is circulating on the Internet featuring motorists who decline to answer questions at Border Patrol checkpoints miles from the ...
     9  -1 2014 aug 18elizabeth ames jonesElizabeth Ames Jones : Is Austin Really the Capital of Texas? | The God bless Elizabeth Ames Jones , the Alamo Heights tea partier and perennial- candidate-in-search-of-a-winnable-race. The latest is that Jones ...
     9  +2 2014 aug 15buy tiger cubsA Tiger's Tale - The Texas Observer
     9  +25 2014 aug 06bullfrog printing austinThe People's Frog | The Texas ObserverAustin's “Hi, How Are You” frog mural on a building at 21st Street and ... The iconic painting, a bug-eyed cartoon bullfrog named Jeremiah the ... of about 30— we obtained as much TV and print coverage as we'd hoped for.
     10  -6 2014 oct 01location companies payday loanWorried that he couldn't pay his bills, Tillman reluctantly went to The Money Center, a payday loan company with locations in San Antonio and ...
     10  +23 2014 sep 17big and hotErica Grieder Praises the "Texas Miracle" in Big , Hot , Cheap, And Erica Grieder's Big , Hot , Cheap and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas adds a welcome voice to the debate.
     10  +5 2014 aug 30gov perry prayer meetingRick Perry's Army of God - The Texas ObserverAnd grasp ahold the governor did. At the end of their meeting , Perry asked the two pastors to pray over him. As the pastors would later recount, ...
     10  +1 2014 aug 21ricky williams retirementVince Young and Ricky Williams : A Tale of Two Athletes - The Texas Vince Young and Ricky Williams : A Tale of Two Athletes. by Dan Solomon ... Ricky Williams .... Williams had retired almost exactly a year prior.
     10  -5 2014 aug 07white pay day loansHow the Payday Loan Industry Works Regulators from the Inside White's remarks also point to just how deeply rooted the payday loan industry has become in state government. Davis and others are reaching ...
     10  -2 2014 jul 22whitney university systemRandy Best Is Going to Save Texas' Public Universities , Or Get Rich Next, Best took his successful model to the University of Texas at .... By the end of 2012, he says, the Whitney system will have 200,000 ...
     11  +8 2014 sep 12bob hallMeet Bob Hall , the Tea Party Leader Bound for Texas SenateBob Hall knocked off Sen. Bob Deuell, a conservative Republican, in the Texas GOP runoff. Hall espouses far-right views and traffics in ...
     11  -2 2014 aug 24brownsville tx jailGail Hanson's soft, musical voice served her well for eight years as a volunteer chaplain at the Cameron County Jail in Brownsville . But as she ...
     11  +4 2014 aug 07tiger cubs for sale
     11  +4 2014 aug 05democratic party el pasoIn El Paso , Two Democrats Back a Republican for the Texas House Marisa Marquez and Naomi Gonzalez caught the ire of the El Paso ... El Paso County Democratic Party Chair Rick Melendez wrote a formal ...
     11  -1 2014 aug 04waste control specialistsProblems With a West Texas Radioactive Waste Dump Get BuriedContainers of radioactive waste at the Waste Control Specialists ' dump in Andrews, Texas. Updated below with a response from the company:.
     11  +15 2014 jul 25hidalgo county jobsExclusive: The Man Behind Hidalgo County's Biggest Law For more than six months, Miguel Flores lived a double life. In his day job , he was a narcotics investigator for the Hidalgo County Sheriff's ...
     11  -2 2014 jul 20joe nick patoskiJoe Nick Patoski | The Texas ObserverJoe Nick Patoski writes about water, music, Texas, and other subjects from his home near Wimberley. Texas Coast, his second collaborative ...
     11  +19 2014 jul 17armored trucks haul moneyToo Heavy To Bear: How the Armored Car Industry Leaves Workers Armored trucks are hard to stop, tough to maneuver, and if they're loaded too
     12  +2 2014 oct 04texas coal power plantsCoal is Coming Undone in Texas - The Texas ObserverNow, many of the proposed coal plants have been unceremoniously ... Thanks to high natural gas prices and Texas ' deregulated power market ...
     12  +89 2014 oct 02texas school finance lawsuits
     12  +4 2014 sep 30quackwatch andrew wakefieldAutism Inc.: The Discredited Science, Shady Treatments and Rising “Meeting Dr. Andy Wakefield changed our lives and … we are forever grateful. His wise and measured advice about vaccinations helped us ...
     12  ~ 2014 sep 30crossing the lineCrossing the Line - The Texas ObserverTransCanada owns more than 42,000 miles of oil and natural gas pipelines that spread across the continent from Canada to Mexico, crossing  ...
     12  +6 2014 sep 30texas energy deregulationElectricity Deregulation Has Cost Texans $10.4 Billion - The Texas How's the great free-market experiment into electricity deregulation ... this experiment: city-owned utilities like Austin Energy and CPS Energy in ...
     12  +4 2014 sep 29victoria texas doctors bordersBad Medicine - The Texas ObserverBefore two West Texas nurses brought him down, Dr . Rolando ... West Texas town between Odessa and the New Mexico border . ... Victoria had three hospitals , and most doctors in town rotated between them as needed.
     12  -1 2014 sep 27exas sboe evolutionState Board of Education Faces its Evolving Influence on Texas This week showed the SBOE adjusting to its new advisory role in textbook ... State Board Confronts Its Evolving Influence on Texas ' Textbooks.
     12  -1 2014 sep 19kpft archivesKPFT Archives - The Texas ObserverTag Archives : KPFT ... Katherine Griffin works with addicts and hosts The Prison Show on Houston's KPFT . Posted in Blogs, Criminal Justice, ...
     12  +8 2014 sep 08houston coin robbery... with Hopping all day, carrying a large amount of cash and coins to Houston . ... In the movies, anyway, they're at constant risk of being robbed , ...
     12  -6 2014 sep 03del bosqueMelissa del Bosque - The Texas ObserverMelissa del Bosque joined The Texas Observer staff in 2008. She specializes in reporting on immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. Her work has been ...
     12  -2 2014 aug 16payday loan houstonHouston City Council Overwhelmingly Passes Payday Loan Today, the Houston City Council voted 15-2 to join every other major Texas city except one (hello, Fort Worth) in regulating payday loan  ...
     12  ~ 2014 aug 08texas deregulation energy
     12  +16 2014 aug 02samday payday cash articlesSpeedy Roo, the mascot of the payday loan lender Speedy Cash , in an Austin
     12  +5 2014 jul 27texas castle doctrineJoe Horn and Five Years with the Texas Castle Doctrine | The Texas In November 2007, two months after Texas ' new “ castle doctrine ” law took effect, a 61-year-old retiree named Joe Horn called to report a pair of ...
     12  +2 2014 jul 27fast day loanPayday loan companies have a new debt-collection tool: Texas courts and ... time in the Harris County jail to work off their debt, at $300 a day .
     12  -3 2014 jul 25rick perry godRick Perry's Army of God | The Texas ObserverOn September 28, 2009, at 1:40 p.m., God's messengers visited Rick Perry . On this day, the Lord's messengers arrived in the form of two Texas ...
     12  -6 2014 jul 22whitney international university systemNext, Best took his successful model to the University of Texas at .... called the Whitney International University System , a combination of nine ...
     13  +2 2014 sep 18diane ravitch supermanDiane Ravitch Says Public School Reformers Have Got It Wrong in In her new book, Reign of Error, Ravitch emphatically refutes the ... this narrative, maybe in the popular documentary Waiting for Superman , ...
     13  -1 2014 sep 12texas sboe evolution
     13  ~ 2014 aug 19the alamo san antonioSan Antonio Reimagines the Alamo - The Texas ObserverDespite the Alamo's central role in Texas history and legend, San Antonio and state officials are underwhelmed with the experience it offers its ...
     13  +29 2014 aug 17buy a tiger
     13  +11 2014 aug 14fast cash payday loans
     13  +3 2014 jul 24texas ethics commissionFederal Judge Refuses to Shield Michael Quinn Sullivan from the When lawyers representing conservative powerbroker Michael Quinn Sullivan were last dragged in front of the Texas Ethics Commission , they ...
     13  -2 2014 jul 18texas solar powerSolar Power Could See Explosive Growth in Texas over Coming There's been a spate of good news for the solar industry in Texas as more homeowners install solar panels ; ERCOT projects massive growth ...
     13  ~ 2014 jul 16women enjoying home partyIn a Do-Nothing Congress, Blake Farenthold is Enjoying the View Blake Farenthold, the tea party congressman from Corpus Christi, has ... was the only women in the 1968 Texas House of Representatives and ...
     14  ~ 2014 sep 23bannedHappy Banned Books Week, Highland Park - The Texas ObserverOn the first day of Banned Books Week 2014, The Dallas Morning News delivered the timely story of how Highland Park ISD—the wealthy ...
     14  -5 2014 sep 09michelsPatrick Michels - The Texas ObserverPatrick Michels is a reporter for the Texas Observer and a former legislative intern . He has been a staff writer and web editor at the Dallas Observer, and a former ...
     14  -3 2014 aug 25brinks armored transportAt 24, Ray Wauson was thrilled to land a job as an armored -car guard. ... In the mid-1920s, the Brinks company began transporting money in ...
     14  ~ 2014 aug 22wtf mike wardWTF Friday: Freaking Magnets, How Do They Work?2) Most of the week's WTF -ery related to the influx of undocumented immigrants, ... Props to Mike Ward of the Houston Chronicle who pulled no ...
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