Category Archives: State News

Do You Think It’s Necessary To Have A License To Braid Hair?

IJ.org – Since the advent of hair braiding more than 5,000 years ago, it has been a simple and safe practice that government has no business regulating.  African-style hair braiding uses no dyes or chemicals, and it is safe for braiders to perform and safe for the people getting their hair braided.  But in most states, if you want to braid […]

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Ethical Questions Continue To Mount On The Wendy Davis Campaign

Amid increasing scrutiny regarding legislator ethics, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis profited from government bond work as a co-bond counsel through her law firm Newby Davis PLLC, according to San Antonio press.  Breitbart.com – Just last month, Newby Davis helped float a $201.5 million bond for the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and a $319 million bond for the Tarrant Regional Water District, according to […]

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Texas Takes Eighth for GDP Growth in 2013

Dallas Business Journal – Texas ranked eighth in the nation for gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2013, according U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Oil and gas contributed significantly to the state’s GDP numbers, which grew 3.7 percent between the two years. However, other industries, including electronics, Texas’ number two product category, also continued to see […]

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Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns To Toilets For Water

The city of Wichita Falls, Texas, may soon become the first in the country where half of the drinking water comes directly from waste-water. Yes, that includes water from toilets. The plan to recycle the water became necessary after three years of extreme drought, which has also imposed some harsh restrictions on Wichita Falls residents, says Mayor Glenn Barham. “No […]

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