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7:35am

Thu January 10, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for January 10, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain reflects on the Newtown tragedy on the ensuing debate over gun control.

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9:35am

Wed January 9, 2013
Local

Nacogdoches church welcomes young activists

Protestors swarm the Houston offices of TransCanada Monday in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Credit Tar Sands Blockade

The grassroots coalition Tar Sands Blockade took its peaceful protest of the Keystone XL pipeline to Houston this week to occupy the lobby of a building where TransCanada has offices. Dozens of protesters have used civil disobedience tactics to try to slow down construction of the pipeline through East Texas. The activists, who come from all over the country, have also found their way into church pews in Nacogdoches.

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9:09am

Tue January 8, 2013
Local

LSU, Tulane study finds north La. prone to poor childhood outcomes

A new study by the LSU/Tulane Early Childhood Policy and Data Center finds that areas of north Louisiana are especially prone to poor early childhood outcomes based on economic, health and education factors. Parishes were measured for 11 risk factors. The study culled parish data on births to teen mothers, the unemployment rate, income, and infant mortality, among other factors.

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7:35am

Tue January 8, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Camp Ruston in focus

Commentator Gary Joiner examines the historical context of the World War II POW Camp Ruston

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9:13am

Mon January 7, 2013
Business

Drought conditions ease, but East Texas ranchers still wary

Credit East Texas Ranch

The drought situation in East Texas is steadily improving by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Several Northeast Texas counties were removed from drought status last week after recent rains.

Cattle rancher Mark Chamblee of Huntington, Texas, still can see the impact on his Brahman herd. He owns East Texas Ranch and had to sell off much of his cattle two years ago. Chamblee is slowing rebuilding his herd again. He has 25-head of cattle.

"We're still crossing our fingers for rain this summer, and not have what happened two years ago," Chamblee said.

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