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2011-08-12 09:00:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Colonel Rick Noriega, former Texas state legislator and Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2008, has been elevated to the position of brigade commander in the Texas Army National Guard of the 71st Theater Information Operations Group. The change of command ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 13, at 9AM on the South Steps of the State Capitol in Austin. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110812/DA51402) Colonel Noriega will...

2008-07-23 15:01:12

By Tim Woods, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Jul. 22--U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Monday called for Congress to lift domestic oil-drilling bans and restrictions to give Americans relief at the gas pump. Speaking at the Flying J Travel Plaza at Interstate 35 and New Road, the Texas Republican said loosening restrictions on drilling in the U.S. is a viable short-term option for dropping high gas prices, which stood at $4.07 per gallon of regular unleaded nationally Monday. The price ranged...

2008-07-23 03:00:53

By Dave Levinthal, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 23--Democratic Senate candidate Rick Noriega called Tuesday for all Texas households to get their electricity by renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar power, by 2019. Mr. Noriega insisted, however, that such a goal wouldn't entail shuttering the state's coal, nuclear and natural gas-fired power plants, which account for the vast majority of Texas' electricity generation. "Those plants are going to continue to be in use for a...

2008-07-22 18:00:50

By Dave Levinthal, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 22--By 2019, all Texas households should be electrified by renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar power, according to an energy policy proposal released today by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Noriega. Mr. Noriega insisted, however, that such a goal wouldn't entail shuttering the state's numerous coal, nuclear and natural gas-fired power plants, which today account for the vast majority of Texas' electricity generation....


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  • A spider.
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