Texas Land Commissioner: 'Metrosexual' Rick Perry is an embarrassment to the Lone Star State

Texas Land Commissioner: 'Metrosexual' Rick Perry is an embarrassment to the Lone Star State

AUSTIN, Texas, July 2 (UPI) --Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has harsh words for Governor Rick Perry's recent decision to stop wearing boots.
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Fort Hood shooting families to get Texas combat benefits

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Texas Veteran Land Board will treat families of those killed in the Fort Hood shootings as if their loved ones were killed in combat, officials said.
Texas allows alcohol at the Alamo

Texas allows alcohol at the Alamo

SAN ANTONIO, July 16 (UPI) -- Many Texans have criticized the announcement from the General Land Office to allow alcohol to be consumed at the Alamo complex.

Road rage victim is arrested

LONG BEACH, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- A victim of an alleged road rage incident captured on video was arrested on a warrant for a separate road rage incident in Long Beach, Calif., authorities said.
Texas votes down Confederate flag plate

Texas votes down Confederate flag plate

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles rejected a specialty license plate with the Confederate flag Thursday.
Confederate-flag plates face opposition

Confederate-flag plates face opposition

HOUSTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Civic leaders and politicians in Houston say they are opposed to proposed Texas license plates that would bear an image of the Confederate flag.

NAACP: Texas Confederate plates offensive

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles' governing board could vote next month on a politically charged license plate design featuring the Confederate flag.

Ike changes debate on coastal building

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The destruction wrought by Hurricane Ike on the Texas coast has, at least temporarily, changed the debate about restricting building there, officials say.

Ike may limit Texas beach construction

HOUSTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Some Texas officials say there will be second thoughts about rebuilding along the coastline where Hurricane Ike came ashore.

Disarray coud cost GOP DeLay's seat

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The withdrawal of former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, from his re-election campaign may cost the Republicans the seat in Congress, it was reported.

Report: DeLay wants his gun license back

HOUSTON, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, reportedly wants his concealed handgun license back, a right suspended after he was charged with laundering campaign funds.

Wind farm to be built off Galveston Island

GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- One of the first offshore wind energy operations in the nation is to be built in an area seven miles off Galveston Island in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Texas to beef up beach sand

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Texas officials have approved 20 projects costing more than $7 million to renovate eroded beaches with tons of trucked in sand to save tourism.

Pro-Bush vet rebuffed on letter to Kerry

CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland Wednesday rebuffed an effort by a pro-Bush veteran to give him a letter critical of presidential hopeful John Kerry.
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