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#growingupintexas Trends on Twitter

There's certainly something unique about everywhere in these 50 states, but Texas presents its own set of "uniqueness" as evidenced by the trending hashtag on Twitter, #growingupintexas...

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No Homework All Year For These Texas Students

A Texas teacher is getting a lot of attention for a "no homework" policy that she says she's planning to stick to all year long.

She wants kids to play outside, have dinner with family, and get to bed early instead of burying noses in the books at home.  Think it'll catch on?

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C**ks Not Glocks Launches At UT-Austin

In June 2015, Governor Greg Abbott signed the campus-carry bill into law, which allows gun owners to carry concealed weapons on school campuses in the state...

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The Smartest People Don’t Always Stay in Texas

It's a brand new school year and a fresh opportunity to get good grades.  But will the best and brightest in Texas stick around after graduation?  

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Back-To-School Takes Over Social Media

If you are on social media at all this week, you will quickly understand that school has started.

As parents, there is some sort of reflex that makes us mark these back-to-school moments on Facebook, and as you might be able to see in this picture, the kids would rather just hurry up and get to class

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This is the Poorest Town in Texas

Every state has cities where the money seems to flow more easily than others, and the spot in Texas that has the most trouble getting on its financial feet is in the southern tip, near McAllen and Brownsville.

In other words, there IS opportunity in Tyler and Longview.  We're not the richest cities in Texas, but not the poorest either. 

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Craft Beer Industry is Growing in East Texas

Some say the craft beer industry caters to men, and that the industry should work on attracting a more diverse fan base.  Does it really matter?  We wonder what East Texas craft brewers think.

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A Texas Cowboy Rides His Horse Into Taco Bell

So a horse walks into a bar...

Or in this case a Taco Bell.

Why did he do it, and do you think we'll see more of this?  

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Texan JJ Watt Is Impressed By Firefighters

If you're a firefighter in East Texas, there's a big, strong, beefy pro football player that has a lot of respect and admiration for you.  JJ Watt of the Houston Texans tried firefighter training, and said it kicked his butt!  

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Watch This Texan Pull Over a State Trooper for Speeding

If a state trooper speeds by with no emergency lights on, can you pull him over?  One man did it in Central Texas, and the video is going viral.

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How Far Does a Hundred Bucks Really Go in Texas?

We should feel rich in Texas. Compared to Delaware anyway.

One hundred dollars goes a lot further in Texas than it does in other places.

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Texas is Well-Represented in Rio

Of the 500 athletes competing in Rio, a good portion of them are from Texas.  They're from Houston, Dallas, Texarkana, and College Station, and they're spread out across many of the most popular events.

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