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  2. LGBT rights in Texas - Wikipedia

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    Community advocacy work includes working in partnership with other organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas, Anti-Defamation League of Central Texas, Equality Texas, Human Rights Campaign and the Texas Freedom Network.

  3. Right-to-work law - Wikipedia

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    History Origins. The original use of the term right to work was coined by French socialist leader Louis Blanc before 1848. According to the American Enterprise Institute, the modern usage of the term "right to work" was coined by Dallas Morning News editorial writer William Ruggles in 1941.

  4. Capital punishment in Texas - Wikipedia

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    Previously male death row inmates were permitted to work. After an escape attempt occurred in 1998, the prison work program was suspended. The state of Texas began housing death row inmates in the Huntsville Unit in 1928. In 1965 the male death row inmates moved to the Ellis Unit. In 1999 the male death row moved to Polunsky.

  5. Texas blues - Wikipedia

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    Texas blues began to appear in the early 1900s among African Americans who worked in oilfields, ranches and lumber camps. In the 1920s, Blind Lemon Jefferson innovated the style by using jazz-like improvisation and single string accompaniment on a guitar; Jefferson's influence defined the field and inspired later performers.

  6. Texas Rangers (baseball) - Wikipedia

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    Texas went on to finish under .500 each season through 1985. The Rangers faced an attendance problem for a few years in Texas, due in part to both the team's inconsistent performance and the oppressive heat and humidity that can encompass the area in the summer.

  7. List of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (franchise) characters ...

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    Drayton Sawyer, is portrayed by Jim Siedow in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 where he served as the main antagonist and by Bill Moseley in Texas Chainsaw 3D. In all of his appearances, Drayton is an antagonist and appears to be the head of the Sawyer Family.

  8. Texas German - Wikipedia

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    Texas German (German: Texasdeutsch) is a group of German language dialects spoken by descendants of German immigrants who settled in Texas in the mid-19th century. These "German Texans" founded the towns of Bulverde, New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Pflugerville, Walburg and Comfort in Texas Hill Country, Muenster in North Central Texas and Schulenburg, Brenham, Industry, New Ulm and ...

  9. List of Texas state prisons - Wikipedia

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    This is a list of state prisons in Texas.. The list includes only those facilities under the supervision of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and includes some facilities operated under contract by private entities to TDCJ.