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Occupy El Paso launched on Monday

Occupy El Paso began an occupation of San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso on Monday, October 17, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and around the country and with marches of "indignados" across Europe and elsewhere in the world.

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Dallas demonstration demands jobs

A surprising number of seniors were in the group, especially considering that the temperature was 106 degrees.

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Class war: Luxury country club demands tax cut

The Highland Park Country Club is suing to have its county tax evaluation lowered from $13.7 million to last year's level of $3.7 million.

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Democracy by appointment only

Eighty-year old Jan Sanders, a well known Democratic Party activist, went up to the senator's office, but found it locked.

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Texas education board votes in favor of reason

The Texas Board of Education voted 14-0 on July 22 to approve high school textbook supplements that promote a scientifically accurate understanding of evolution and the beginnings of life on earth.

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Do Texans "believe" in Rick Perry?

Rick Perry hasn't convinced all religious Texans that he is a spiritual leader just because he called for a public prayer extravaganza in Houston.

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“American Dream” in Dallas: Organizing never felt so good

The disparate group of people who gathered in the modest neighborhood were pleased from beginning to end of the house party called by MoveOn.org.

Texas violates treaty, executes Mexican citizen

Rick Perry allowed the Thursday evening execution of a Mexican national, even though the action violated U.S. treaty obligations.

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Unions help towns in tornado aftermath

"I've been in the labor movement since 1998, and seeing more than 150 of my union brothers and sisters come together to help one another and their communities is the proudest moment of my life."

In business survey Texas “reigns supreme” but California makes “hall of shame,” again

Texans: Your much-maligned Lone Star State has been vindicated once again by none other than Chief Executive magazine.

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