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Texas gained more people than any other state in the last year

Texas’ population grew more than any other state in the country in the last year, by nearly half a million people, according to the recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Of the 1.6 …

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The summer’s record heat has caused costly damage to Texas water systems

The hottest summer on record for many Texas cities has brought millions of dollars in damage to municipal plumbing and the loss of huge volumes of water during a severe drought. Authorities …

Gas prices mostly hold firm over last week

Average gasoline prices across the Austin metro area held mostly firm with a slight 0.9 cents per gallon increase in the last week, to an average of $3.39 on Tuesday, according to GasBuddy's survey …

Texas can now apply to import lower-priced Canadian medications

Texans struggling with skyrocketing medication costs could see relief under a new program that allows distributors to import cheaper drugs from Canada. House Bill 25 creates the “Wholesale …

Texas National Guard member fires across Rio Grande, wounds Mexican citizen

A National Guard member on duty at the Texas-Mexico border in El Paso fired across the Rio Grande, injuring a 37-year-old Mexican man in Ciudad Juárez on Saturday night, according to the Texas …

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14-year-old girl shot while playing hide-and-seek in Louisiana

A teen girl was shot and wounded while playing hide-and-seek in Louisiana over the weekend, police said Monday. The 14-year-old girl, who has not been publicly identified, was shot in the back of the …

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