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NC National Guard To Recognize Same Sex Marriages, Texas

While the Texas National Guard refuses to allow same-sex spouses to apply for federal benefits, the North Carolina National Guard has decided to begin recognizing same-sex marriages.


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Texas Guard Won’t Process Same-Sex Benefits

The Texas National Guard is refusing to process requests for benefits submitted by same-sex couples because of the state constitution’s definition of marriage.


Mississippi River Towns Brace For Major Flooding

Texas National Guard Furlough Begins

The Texas National Guard will furlough civil service employees beginning Monday, a consequence of the automatic federal spending cuts taking effect across the country.


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Texas National Guard At Site Of Plant Explosion

A spokeswoman says about 20 members of the Texas National Guard are on the scene of a Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion working to help first responders.


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National Guard Tears Down Drug Houses In Dallas

Members of the Texas National Guard are in Dallas today, taking the “war on drugs” to the streets as part of Operation Crackdown, a mission they have been carrying out since 1993.


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State Senate To Evaluate Services For War Veterans

How Texas veterans apply for benefits and the quality of mental health care they receive will be under the microscope in the state Senate.


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Bittersweet Father’s Day For National Guard Soldiers

Hundreds of family members gathered Father’s Day Sunday to say goodbye to their loves ones before they deployed for active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


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Dallas Demolishing Dozens Of Abandoned Drug Houses

You could think of it as fighting fire with fire. For nearly 20 years cities across the country have taken assets confiscated from criminal activity and used the proceeds to battle or dismantle current illegal activity. Case in point — today’s demolition of nearly 50 abandoned houses in Dallas.


Texas Troops Heading To Africa

The men and women of the Texas National Guard’s Alpha Troop leave from Seagoville at 1 p.m. Friday.


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Troops Ready For Goodbyes As They Ready For Deployment

A Texas National Guard Unit based in Denton is hours away from being deployed. The goodbyes began as the soldiers and their families prepared for the deployment.


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National Guard Tearing Down Dallas Drug Dens

The Texas National Guard has been called in to help Dallas get rid of known drug houses, and the guard’s first assignment Thursday was on South Lancaster, one block away from an elementary school.