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Nicole Cobler The Texas Tribune

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With no Trump-style incentives, Tyler lost its Carrier plant to Mexico

January 5, 2017When air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. announced in November it would keep hundreds of jobs slated for Mexico in Indiana instead, it felt personal to residents...

For fifth time, lawmakers to decide ban on texting while driving

James Shaffer used to be guilty of looking down at his phone while driving. He thinks about that now, just months after a distracted driver...

Lawmaker to try again with bill banning “sanctuary cities”

With the support of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, state Sen. Charles Perry filed legislation Tuesday that would ban sanctuary cities – a term used...

Texas workers comp system questioned after Oklahoma ruling

In the wake of an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision striking down part of that state's workers' compensation law, Texas is now the only state that lets...

Gov. Abbott launches innovative academies in Texas high schools

Texas public high school students can begin preparing for careers ranging from aerospace to life sciences – all while receiving college credits before graduation...

Texas lawmakers learn details of ride-hailing laws in several other statesby

As Texas lawmakers consider filing legislation next year related to ride-hailing companies, they learned Tuesday that more than 30 states have passed laws calling...

Texas booze regulators uncork bar-busting app

Smartphone users now have the power to report underage bar patrons or suspicious bartending with the touch of a button — all while sipping a...

Commission: Paxton can’t accept out-of-state gifts for legal fees

A Texas Ethics Commission opinion that would have allowed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to fund his ongoing legal battle through out-of-state donors failed...

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The rise and fall of Tab – after surviving the sweetener scares, the iconic diet soda gets canned

Tab, the Coca-Cola company’s original diet soda brand, is headed to the soda graveyard, joining retired brands such as Like, Leed and Limette. Coca-Cola has...

Robert Francis: Thanksgiving 1954

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Texas shut down bars to slow the spread of coronavirus — but allowed thousands to open through a restaurant loophole

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