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Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The president of the Texas Nationalist Movement sees Britain’s possible move from the EU as a model; Arlington police might be over-reporting traffic stops to meet quotas; two goats were shot and killed on the Waco property featured on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” ; and more.

Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texans wanting to secede are essentially harmless yet becoming harder to ignore; a Houston midwife glided across flood waters on an inflatable swan to deliver a baby; Snapchat is opening a regional hub in Deep Ellum; and more.

Texas GOP Votes Down Secession Proposal

Dec 7, 2015
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State GOP leaders, in a predictable but closely watched vote, have defeated a proposal to ask Texas voters whether they favor secession. 

Nationalist Group Wants Texas Secession On Primary Ballot

Sep 15, 2015
JD Lamb / Texas Tribune

Texas already seceded once — in 1861, by popular vote in a statewide election. But the Texas Nationalist Movement wants a repeat a century and a half later, and thinks the March GOP primary is the place to start.

More than 125,000 folks have signed a petition urging Texas to secede -- and it's one of eight states with such petitions. The White House responded with a polite statement. But the title makes the administration's position clear: "Our States Remain United."

So that petition encouraging Texas to secede from the union, which has been signed by tens of thousands on the site? The press secretary for Texas Gov. Rick Perry has weighed in, and it sounds like the governor thinks the United States should stay united.