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Boy Scouts Headquarters
6:23 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Gay Youth Now Allowed In Boy Scouts - But Gay Adults Still On The Sideline

Lauren Silverman

Originally published on Thu May 23, 2013 10:22 pm

The vote has been taken but the controversy isn't over - The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America will lift its long time ban and allow gay boys to join their organization – although the ban on gay adults remains. 

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Texas
3:13 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

What Boy Scout Vote Could Mean For Local Groups

Courtney Collins KERA News

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 7:29 am

No matter which way Boy Scout delegates vote this week on banning gay members, a local leader says troops may be impacted.

We caught up with Cubmaster James Maddux at the Rangers game Sunday during Boy Scouts of America weekend.

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Health News
2:01 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Texas Medicaid Debate Complicated By Politics And Poverty

Protesters march on the Texas Capitol in Austin on March 5, demanding that lawmakers expand Medicaid to include an additional 1.5 million poor people.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 7:08 am

When the sun rises over the Rio Grande Valley, the cries of the urracas — blackbirds — perched on the tops of palm trees swell to a noisy, unavoidable cacophony. That is also the strategy, it could be said, that local officials, health care providers and frustrated valley residents are trying to use to persuade Gov. Rick Perry and state Republican lawmakers to set aside their opposition and expand Medicaid, a key provision of the federal health law.

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Texas
12:39 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Texas Company Scraps Controversial Lesson Plan System

After uproar over some lesson plans some conservatives deemed un-American, a Texas company has decided scrap a curriculum system used by 877 school districts that were too small or too poor to produce their own.

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Texas Matters
1:56 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

How Much Scrutiny Is Fair When Seeking To Be Tax Exempt?

Flickr user Rob Chandanais (BlueRobot) cc

A fact that is being overlooked as the IRS scandal plays out is that both conservative and progressive groups were required to answer additional questions. Two Texas groups talk about the extra questionnaire and why they feel they deserve to be tax free. Also on this show: In the last two years, 60 women's health clinics were forced to close, so why did the state have $2.3 million in unspent federal funds, which was available to keep clinics running?

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Texas Storms
11:40 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Storms Wreck Homes, Businesses Throughout North Texas

Sgt. Lance Koppa Highland Park Police Department

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 12:55 pm

Communities outside of Granbury and Cleburne are also reeling from last night’s chain of powerful storms.

Dozens of buildings in the City of Ennis were damaged, including businesses in the central downtown area. Lt. David Anthony with the Ennis Police Department says one elderly woman was hit with flying debris and taken to the hospital as a precaution. As far as he knows, her injuries are minor.

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Texas News
12:38 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Dallas Police Honor Legendary Detective 50 Years After Historic Role In JFK Assassination

BJ Austin KERA News

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 6:36 pm

An iconic Texas lawman in a white hat was honored at Dallas Police headquarters Tuesday. Former Dallas police detective James Leavelle was recognized 50 years after the assassination of President John Kennedy catapulted him into history. 

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Texas Matters
2:24 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

President Obama Touches Down In Texas

Though a staunchly Republican state, President Obama has found success in visits to Texas.
Joey Palacios TPR

Texas Matters: President Obama visited Austin on Thursday to promote his jobs and middle class growth strategy. Also on this show: Latino unemployment in Texas, the Boquillas border crossing opens in Big Bend and the last night to pass bills out of the Texas House.

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Texas Education
9:44 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Hispanics Enrolling In College At Higher Rate Than Whites

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 8:39 pm

A record number of Hispanic high school graduates enrolled in college last fall outpacing their white counterparts, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

Using U.S. Census data, the study found that seven in 10 Hispanic students, or 69 percent, who graduated in 2012 went on to college compared to 67 percent of white students.

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Texas Economy
9:08 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Latinos May Need More Than a 'Miracle' to Prosper in Texas

Veronica Zaragovia for KUT News

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 10:54 am

Story as it aired on KUT 90.5 FM

President Obama brought a message of economic recovery when he visited Austin yesterday, the first stop in his “Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour.” Latinos in the U.S., however, are trailing behind the national average in unemployment. So how are they’re doing when it comes to finding work in the home of the “Texas miracle?"

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