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    Court of Appeals rejects Texas redistricting maps

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington blocked Texas’ congressional redistricting maps, saying maps don’t comply with the Voting Rights Act. The November elections will proceed as planned, using the interim maps drawn by the federal court in San Antonio, ...

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    Should Texas Leave No Child Left Behind...Behind?

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    With high-stakes testing and cuts to resources that teachers and students need to succeed, Texas schools are on the path to failure for meeting education standards set by former governor George Bush. Texas Observer released a podcast today with staff ...

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    City to begin budget hearings

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Public hearings for Victoria's proposed budget begin at 5 p.m., August 28, at the council chambers, 107 W. Juan Linn St. According to information from the city, this budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by ...

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    Crossroads residents start discussion on gun regulations

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Hours before a gunman killed three and wounded four during a shootout in College Station, a Victoria resident told county commissioners that he wants the U.S. to have tighter gun regulation laws. Gun regulation has been on the minds of ...

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    County Budget

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Victoria County Commissioners are in the nitty gritty of putting together the annual budget. Their budget workshops continue into this week, starting at 9 a.m. and wrapping up around 4 p.m. on the second floor of the courthouse. To catch ...