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Rangers Put 1B/OF Blanks On DL, Add OF Smolinski

The Texas Rangers have put first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Round Rock.

05/22/2015

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Fracking To Resume In Denton After Local Ban Nullified By State

The city of Denton, whose fracking ban prompted lawmakers to limit such local power, says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.

05/22/2015

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Texas Senate Approves Open Carry Of Handguns

The bill still needs a final House vote. That chamber has already passed a similar version.

05/22/2015

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Dallas High School Recalls Yearbooks Due To ‘Inappropriate Material’

A Dallas high school is recalling its yearbooks after they were somehow printed full of insults.

05/22/2015

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North Texas Man Set To Die June 3 Loses Federal Appeal

A North Texas man facing execution in less than two weeks for the fatal shootings of four men more than 30 years ago has lost a federal court appeal.

05/22/2015

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Rangers Mt. Rushmore: Best 1st Baseman

Going along with the theme, each week I’ll introduce a new Rangers themed Mt. Rushmore prompt and unveil the four faces who best demonstrate that prompt.

05/22/2015

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Texas Jobless Rate Holds Steady At 4.2 Percent

The TWC says Texas has added an estimated 287,000 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year, including a modest gain in April with 1,200 more positions.

05/22/2015

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The LEGO Americana Roadshow

Frisco is the only Texas stop for this amazing display of national monuments — including the White House, Washington Memorial and Statue of Liberty — done in LEGO bricks.

05/22/2015

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Tax Cut Deal Struck With End Of Texas Legislature In Sight

A newly struck budget deal is giving new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the tax cuts he demanded but remains blemished by skepticism that Texas homeowners will notice any savings.

05/22/2015

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Texas House Mulls Cutting Popular Veteran Education Benefits

The Texas House is to discuss slashing a free college tuition program for veterans and their children amid conservatives’ calls that its costs are too high to be sustainable

05/22/2015

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Abbott Says Texas Will Comply With Federal Prison Rape Act

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has told federal officials that Texas will now comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act after his predecessor spent years fighting the requirement.

05/22/2015

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Texas House OKs Letting Clergy Refuse To Marry Gay Couples

Republicans, who control the Legislature and haven’t lost a statewide office since 1994, say the bill will keep church elders from being sued for refusing to perform weddings that clash with “sincerely held” religious beliefs.

05/21/2015

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