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  • Abbott: Wouldn't veto repeal of Texas DREAM Act

    DALLAS (AP) — Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he wouldn't veto a repeal of a law that gives in-state tuition to immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. The law is supported by other big GOP figures including Gov. Rick Perry and George P. Bush. But in the...

  • More sparks in final debate between Abbott, Davis

    DALLAS (AP) — Ebola, ethics and education dominated the final debate between Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis on Thursday night before Texas voters choose one of them as their first new governor in 14 years. Fallout from a new scathing audit of how Republican...

  • Nigerian man sentenced for running drug ring

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Nigerian who authorities say ran one of the most expansive heroin smuggling networks ever uncovered involving Houston's main airport has been sentenced to nearly 25 years in prison. Koyode Lawrence was sentenced Tuesday in a Houston federal courtroom after having earlier...

  • Police: Boy choked for drinking chocolate milk

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston woman is being accused of choking her 6-year-old son after she caught him drinking chocolate milk without permission. Ruth Vasquez Rodriguez-Martinez remained jailed Tuesday after being charged with injury to a child and abandoning a child. Authorities allege when...

  • Texas woman given 60 years for shooting husband

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas woman has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for the 2011 shooting death of her husband. Michele Williams was sentenced by a Fort Worth jury on Tuesday after being convicted a day earlier of murder and tampering with evidence. Prosecutors said the...

  • Ebola victim admitted to hospital on second visit

    DALLAS (AP) — A hospital official says the man who's tested positive for Ebola appeared at a Dallas hospital complaining of illness but was released before returning later as his condition worsened. Dr. Edward Goodman, epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, says the man first...

  • Texas school fund now worth nation-high $37.7B

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fund Texas uses to buy instructional materials and cover some local school districts' costs is now worth nearly $38 billion, officials announced Tuesday, making it the nation's largest educational endowment. Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson credited a booming natural gas...

  • State senator makes Holocaust comparison in speech

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A recently elected West Texas state senator is comparing what he calls a "spiritual battle" taking place in the United States to the Holocaust. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/10l1vNQ ) Charles Perry made the comparison after being sworn in on Tuesday....

  • CDC: 'No doubt' Ebola will be contained after first U.S. diagnosis

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will announce in a press conference later Tuesday that the first case of the deadly Ebola virus has been diagnosed in the United States.

  • Texas man arrested in theft of 500-pound statue

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-area authorities have arrested a 39-year-old man who they say stole a 500-pound bronze statue and then cut it to pieces to sell as scrap. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says William Montgomery White has been charged with theft and was being held Tuesday at the county...

  • Texas city sued over fracking moratorium

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — A group of mineral royalty owners has sued the city of Denton over its temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing, claiming the ban violates property rights. City leaders halted fracking as they consider making their city the first in the state to permanently ban the practice....

  • Truck carrying 1000s of live chickens overturns

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) — More than 5,000 crated chickens on their way to a Texas slaughterhouse have been tossed from a flatbed trailer. Bryan police spokeswoman Kelley McKethan says it's not known how many of the about 5,500 chickens died or were injured in the Tuesday wreck on the west side of...

  • CDC confirms 1st Ebola case in U.S.

    The first case of Ebola in the United States has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Texas Crop Report

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Sept. 30: Central: Temperatures were cooler and soil moisture was generally rated as fair throughout the region. Overall, rangeland and pastures were also fair, and livestock and...

  • Texas college receives $390K grant

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State University's criminal justice school has received a grant to study the causes of wrongful convictions and failed criminal investigations. Texas State University announced the $390,000 grant on Tuesday. The grant is from the National Institute of Justice,...



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