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Hawkins Mayor Denies Official Oppression

An East Texas mayor says he was falsely arrested on an official oppression charge and just offered to help a resident get her yard cleaned up.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Click2Houston

Rider gets 30 years for attacking Texas bus driver

A bus passenger apparently upset about North Texas traffic delays has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for attacking the driver.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

House Republicans delay recess over border dispute

House Republicans were working Thursday to narrowly approve a $659 million emergency spending bill to address the surge of undocumented minors along the U.S. southwest border.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Cole, Bob Goodlatte, Illegal Immigration, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Texas Government

KXAN-TV Austin

AAA: Texas gas prices fall another 4 cents

Texas retail gas prices have fallen 4 cents this week due to high output from American refineries, balancing any potential fallout from world crises.

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WCNC-TV Charlotte

NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September

The USA will launch an early-stage trial in September of an experimental vaccine against Ebola, the deadly viral disease that has killed 729 people in the largest outbreak in history.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, University of Texas Medical Branch, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

KXAN-TV Austin

Beaumont house apparently intentionally set ablaze

Seven people have escaped from a burning Southeast Texas home in a fire that officials say appears to have been intentionally set.

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Related Topix: Fire

KLTV Tyler

E. Texas attorney arrested, charged with murder

Information was not immediately released from Greenville police regarding why Mullins was jailed by their department.

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Related Topix: Health

KSWO

South Texas town turns drug path into bike trail

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal told KRGV-TV on Wednesday he hopes the municipal bike path will help curb illegal activity.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Obese Doberman rescued in Texas, given new diet

A spokeswoman for the city's Animal Care Services said Wednesday that the dog named Bear weighs in at 147 pounds.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Texas search group resumes drone use

A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday, the first time it had done so after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this month.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration

KSWO

Perry: America must end 'ambivalence' on Israel

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has told a pro-Israel rally in Dallas that America must end a "policy of calculated ambivalence" toward the Middle East.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

The Columbian

Senate reprieve for highly-contested border bill

A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, Harry Reid, Democrat

KTEN-TV Denison

New mayor of East Texas town of Winona resigns

Winona Mayor DeDe Stroud was elected in May. Stroud did not list reasons for her resignation Monday, effective immediately.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Texas woman pleads guilty to halfway house theft

A South Texas woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $90,000 from a halfway house where she worked as an administrative assistant.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Texas father get 10 years for child's death

The San Antonio Express-News reports Nicholas Anthony Clifton was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to the second-degree felony charge of child abandonment.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

Authorities in East Texas said Tuesday that they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that were discovered over the weekend in the woods and which contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.

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Related Topix: Goodrich, TX, Polk County, TX

Dallas Morning News

University of Texas regents pick Navy Adm. William McRaven as chancellor finalist

University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses.

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Related Topix: Naval Postgraduate School, US Military, US Navy, University of Texas at Austin, San Antonio, TX

KHOU-TV Houston

Lawmakers: Is beefed-up border security worth it?

A legislative panel is questioning what Texas will ultimately have to show for the $5.2 million per week it's spending on beefed-up border security amid a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

CBS Local

Perry: NH Should Be Embarrassed By Shaheen

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says New Hampshire voters should be embarrassed by Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's record on border security.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Immigration Reform, Scott Brown, Republican

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