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Texas Adds Jobs

Texas Adds 306,900 Jobs Over the Year Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 306,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs over the year, including 400 jobs added in December. Annual employment growth for Texas ...

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First Execution Of The Year In Huntsville

      Anthony Allen Shores A man who became known as Houston’s “Tourniquet Killer,” because of his signature murder technique on four female victims became the nation’s first prisoner executed this year. Anthony Allen Shore, 55, was put to death Thursday night for the 1992 strangling of a 21-year-old ...

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Gas Prices Climb Again

  Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices are up again. AAA Texas reports the average price at the pump statewide rose two cents to reach an average $2.28 per gallon. The national average is $2.54 a gallon.

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Electricity Usage Sets New Record

    A new winter peak demand record for electricity use was set Wednesday morning due to the extremely low temperatures across Texas. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says that the previous winter peak demand record was 62,855 megawatts. The new record, 65,731 megawatts, was set between 7:00 a.m. ...

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New Texas Power Use Record During Cold Snap

  A new winter peak demand record for electricity use was set  Wednesday morning due to the extreme low temperatures across Texas. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas  says that the previous winter peak demand record  was 62,855 megawatts. The new record, 65,731 megawatts, was set between 7:00 a.m. and ...

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Game Warden Field Notes

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports compiled the following items. Upon the Rooftop Mule Deer Paws ‘Twas the season for deer hunting Dec. 10 in Crosby County, just not for mule deer; whitetails were still fair game, but mule deer season ended a week earlier. So, when a ...

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Enhanced Safety At Texas Capitol

New Measures Implemented to Enhance Safety at Texas Capitol Specific items prohibited on Capitol Grounds AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is implementing specific security measures at the Texas Capitol Complex and Capitol Grounds to enhance safety. These actions are to prevent violent confrontations during protests and demonstrations; ...

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No Charges Filed In Fatal Boy Scout Accident

    Texas Parks and Wildlife authorities have completed their investigation into the boating accident at Lake ‘O the Pines that claimed the lives of three Boy Scouts. They ruled their deaths an accident. Marion County’s District Attorney will not press charges in the incident.

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Nationwide Raids On 7-Eleven Stores

    Authorities say Wednesday’s raids by immigration agents on more than one hundred 7-Eleven stores across 17 states and the District of Columbia were the largest against any employer since President Donald Trump took office. The agents were checking the immigration status of employees. An immigration official calls it ...

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Area Teacher Charged With Child Porn Violations

  Dante Schmidt Collin County Jail A Collin County teacher has been arrested for possession of child pornography. Dante Schmidt, 41, was taken into custody without incident at his home in Allen and reportedly confessed to investigators. Schmidt taught English at Lake Highlands High School in Richardson ISD.

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