Texas

2:26pm

Thu November 22, 2012
The Two-Way

100-Vehicle Pileup In Southeast Texas Kills 2, Injures Dozens

At least two people are dead and dozens injured in a 100-vehicle pileup on Interstate 10 in southeast Texas that's being blamed on early morning fog on Thanksgiving Day.

KFDM TV reports that the dead included a man and a woman in a Chevy Suburban that was crushed by a tractor trailer. State troopers told the TV station that between 80 and 120 people were hurt; they were taken to hospitals in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Winnie. The crash occurred southwest of Beaumont, 80 miles east of Houston.

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6:59am

Sun November 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Austin Hosts The World With The Return Of F1 Racing

Originally published on Mon November 19, 2012 6:39 am

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso during qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Paul Gilham Getty Images

Update at 4:05 p.m. ET: Lewis Hamilton of the legendary McLaren team wins the inaugural F1 race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Hamilton — the 2008 series champion — also won the race the last time it was run in America, five years ago in Indianapolis. Championship leader Sebastian Vettel placed second today in a closely fought race.

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11:09am

Tue November 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says He Doesn't Support Secession

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 9:31 am

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media in January.
Allison Joyce Getty Images

We told you yesterday about a petition on the White House website signed by more than 70,000 people that seeks the secession of Texas from the union.

Well, the governor of the great state doesn't agree with those people.

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3:16pm

Mon November 12, 2012
The Two-Way

People From 20 States Ask To Secede On White House Website

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 9:06 am

A fan holds up the Texas state flag during Game Two of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs.
Stephen Dunn Getty Images

They're asking politely. Malcontents from 20 different states are petitioning the White House to allow them to secede from the union.

Using the White House website's We the People function, in which petitions garnering at least 25,000 signatures get a response from the president, people from the state of Texas are asking to "peacefully ... withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government."

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12:03pm

Mon November 12, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Flaco Jimenez: Tiny Desk Concert

Flaco Jimenez and Max Baca play a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 3.
Lauren Rock NPR

Watching Flaco Jimenez play his button accordion is like looking back in time. His grandfather started playing an accordion in cantinas and family parties along the Texas/Mexican border around the late 1800s. Then Flaco's dad, Santiago Jimenez Sr., carried on the family tradition when he released his first record in 1936.

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