News For Friday, April 5, 2013

Deer on Trophy Ranch, Ltd. in Terrell, Texas. Allison V. Smith

Texas Deer Breeders Want Fewer State Regulations

Texas deer breeders say that excessive oversight from Texas Parks and Wildlife is constraining their industry. Supported by the Texas Deer Association, several bills would make major changes to deer breeding across the state.

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Seen is the Longhorn Pipeline petroleum tank storage terminal in the Montana Vista community in far East El Paso, Texas on April 1, 2013. El Paso Electric plans to build a natural gas power plant that will be able to provide electricity to 80,000 homes in the area. Ivan Pierre Aguirre

El Paso Power Plant Draws Opposition

Citing the need for more power to meet the demands of a burgeoning community, El Paso Electric plans to build a natural gas power plant. But a legislator has joined forces with a coalition of residents intent to fight the project.

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TribLive at the Austin Club with state Rep. Sarah Davis, R-West University Place, Jan 22, 2013. Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: April 5, 2013

Your evening reading: behind-the-scenes details of House budget debate emerging; A&M student body president vetoes "religious funding exemption" bill; Obama monitoring DA murder cases, White House says

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UT Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell asks the Board to support Chancellor Dr. Franciso Cigarroa at their Austin meeting on May 12, 2011. Bob Daemmrich

UT System Asks to Withhold Records From Lawmakers

UPDATED: In light of the University of Texas System's request to withhold records from lawmakers, state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, issued a statement saying, "My only conclusion is that they have something to hide."

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