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End of slavery celebrated on June 19

Texans, and an increasing number of people across America, celebrate the end of slavery on June 19 because on that day in 1865 Gen. Gordon Granger announced that slavery was ended for good.

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Anti-Monsanto rally draws Texas protesters

BELTON, Texas (Texas Media Collective) - A misty sky didn't dampen spirits at the May 25 March Against Monsanto rally here. Local organizers pronounced themselves pleased with the turnout, which numbered some 60 people.

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Texas plant blast explainable, not excusable

The plant's owner apparently didn't disclose the dangers there, and the government agencies responsible for protecting the area also failed. Profoundly.

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Will Texas turn blue?

San Antonians might say, for certain, that Texas is "turning blue."

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Sit-in caps push for Texas Medicaid expansion (audio)

Time is running out in this year's legislative session, but that hasn't stopped statewide activists from pushing for Medicaid and health care policy changes.

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Texans rally to expand Medicaid

"Governor Perry - listen up, Medicaid matters, no more cuts!" echoed through the streets here at a recent demonstration.

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Texas style May Day and Cinco de Mayo

Early May was marching time all over Texas.

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Texas fertilizer plant failed to heed disclosure rules

The tragic April 17 explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas was, in part, a product of a severe lack of accountability and oversight by its company, West Fertilizer.

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Texas explosion aftermath: Willie Nelson to hold benefit show

A fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded on April 17, killing 15 and injuring hundreds more.

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Texas fertilizer plant inspection long overdue

Last night an enormous explosion rocked this small town situated near Waco, killing 15 and injuring hundreds.

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