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Saving Texas schools

About 3,000 school workers and their allies rallied at the Capitol in Austin March 11. Buses came from all over the state.

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Judge orders halt on Keystone XL

In eastern Texas, residents and activists have achieved a temporary reprieve after a Texas landowner filed a lawsuit against the company.

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Texas pols get kickbacks from corporate welfare

In Texas, corporations get big gobs of tax money from state funds that are largely controlled by Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

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The 2012 elections changed Texas

The growing Latino vote, much discussed in national politics, may have accounted for the Democrats' successes in Texas.

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Unions warn about phony emails and other voting problems

Union activists at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the state's Service Employees International Union say that African American voters here are the targets of emails warning them not to vote the "straight Democratic" ticket because it supposedly would not include President Obama.

Marine's father deported week after Afghanistan deployment

A young Marine from Oak Cliff found out, a week after being deployed to Afghanistan, that his father had been deported to Mexico!

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What's new about the Texas Democrats?

Today, it is said the Democratic Party is the major hope for Americans hoping to get jobs and keep or extend life-saving benefits such as health care and Social Security.

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Occupy for "Fair Trade, not Free Trade"

Talk of a major international protest dominated the discussion at the Occupy Dallas Six-Month Anniversary Celebration.

Christians diverge in Holy Week observances

"The richest nation the world had ever known is disgraced by our levels of poverty, official executions, prison populations, and joblessness."

Texas groups protest banks, sonogram law

Women from Code Pink, along with a few male allies, recently picketed the Bank of America on Inwood and Lemmon.

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