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in wake of houston area chemical fires texas senate panel weighs input on stronger storage tank regulations
In wake of Houston-area chemical fires, Texas Senate panel weighs input on stronger storage tank regulations
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could hemp be an economic lifeline for rural texas towns
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rip you set me up with my first newspaper internship when i had no idea i should be doing such things that pub
RIP, . You set me up with my first newspaper internship when I had no idea I should be doing such things. That publication ended up hiring me when I graduated — during the recession. I owe so much to you.

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a must read from a creek that flows into the colorado river turned black now the state has sued the alleged po
A must-read from : A creek that flows into the Colorado River turned black. Now the state has sued the alleged polluter — but it took a while. #txwater
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corrected tweet excellent story on s crusade against wind energy renewable energy subsidies who s funding the
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Excellent story on 's crusade against wind energy/renewable energy subsidies. Who's funding the effort? They wouldn't say.

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trump heads to houston wednesday to boost oil and gas sector via mysa txoil
Trump heads to Houston Wednesday to boost oil and gas sector via @mySA #txoil
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a damn good story by naveenasivam about texas dam problem hadto
A damn good story by @NaveenaSivam about Texas' dam problem #HadTo
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icymi gt why has texas suddenly decided to immediately sue industrial polluters via texastribune
ICYMI —> Why has Texas suddenly decided to immediately sue industrial polluters? via @TexasTribune
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new why has texas suddenly decided to immediately sue industrial polluters
New: Why has Texas suddenly decided to immediately sue industrial polluters?

#DeerParkFire #ITCFire #KMCOFire #txlege
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happening now deer park mayor seems to be telling state lawmakers that he doesn t have a problem with the amou
Happening now: Deer Park Mayor seems to be telling state lawmakers that he doesn't have a problem with the amount of information conveyed — or not conveyed — to the public during the #ITCFire

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this am the senate natural resources committee considered a bill that would allow to beef up staffing for the
This A.M., the Senate Natural Resources Committee considered a bill that would allow to beef up staffing for the expedition of industrial air permits and the ONLY witness was a petrochemical lobbyist. This is in the wake of the . Kin#deerparkfired of strange.
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and the story the texas house and senate are now in agreement about how much to spend on public education and
And the story: The Texas House and Senate are now in agreement about how much to spend on public education and property tax cuts. But significant differences remain about how to spread that money out. #txlege #txed
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thanks to and many others for running the latest story in our series please give it a read
Thanks to , and many others for running the latest story in our series. Please give it#Blowout a read! #txoil #txlege
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awesome get by on the consulting firm behind cleanup gt katrina the bp spill now houston this consulting firm
Awesome get by ⁦⁩ on the consulting firm behind / cleanup —&g#ITCFiret#DeerPark; Katrina, the BP spill, now Houston: This consulting firm keeps coming under fire | Grist
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texas senate approves billion dollar package to assist with recovery guard against future storms
Texas Senate approves billion-dollar package to assist with #Harvey recovery, guard against future storms #txlege
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happening now the texas senate is considering a 18 billion package of disaster relief planning and mitigation
Happening now: The Texas Senate is considering a $1.8 billion package of disaster relief, planning and mitigation bills. Senate Bill 6 just passed unanimously. Background: #harvey #txlege
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on site the benzenes levels were at times very very high says chief toby baker striking to hear this as tceq a
"On site the benzenes levels were at times very, very high," says chief Toby Baker. Striking to hear this as TCEQ assured everyone for days that the air was safe to breath.
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at senate finance hearing says his committee work group wants to spend a total of 9 billion on public educatio
At Senate Finance hearing, says his committee work group wants to spend a total of $9 billion on public education:

- $4 billion for teacher pay
- $2.3B for school finance
- $2.7B for property tax relief

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