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Stories with person: Joe Straus
  • Business interests question Republican truths 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:05 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Business interests are walking the halls of the Texas Capitol calling on lawmakers to rethink some of their past policies, hoping that after the November election they can win some key victories next year.

  • Perry backs storage site for Texas nuclear waste 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:45 pm
  • LUBBOCK, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry has asked lawmakers to explore establishing a location in Texas to store the state's high-level radioactive waste.

  • More state-owned land could open for Texas parks 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 11:59 am
  • BOERNE, Texas - From a rugged, unpaved road barely suitable for a heavy-duty pickup, James Rice shows off Kronkosky State Natural Area, a prototypically beautiful slice of the Hill Country about 90 miles southwest of Austin.