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46 min ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Texas teen convicted of killing police officer

The jury deliberated for about five hours Monday before finding 19-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez guilty of murder in the 2012 death of Officer Jonathan Molina.

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46 min ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Elaborate marijuana farm discovered in East Texas

Texas authorities are working to clear more than a dozen marijuana fields found in the eastern part of the state.

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2 hrs ago | KWTX

Teen Stabbed To Death Near Texas University Campus; Arrest Made

Abilene police made an arrest Monday after a stabbing near the campus of Abilene Christian University that left a teenager dead and another person seriously injured.

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Related Topix: Abilene Christian University

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Navy Times

Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border

Gov. Rick Perry, center, speaks during a news conference July 21. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military, Hidalgo, TX, US News, Illegal Immigration

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Re-sentencing delay for McRae in burned-body case

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Brandan Butler, the man accused in the Mother's Day double murder of 2 Bossier City women.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

Bellingham Herald

California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

At a news conference Monday with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, Brown said the immigration overload of thousands of Central American youths at the border should be seen as a humanitarian issue.

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Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rick Perry

KHOU-TV Houston

California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."

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Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rick Perry

Marine Corps Times

After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, US Politics, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nursing, Medicine

The Lebanon Daily News

10 Things to Know for Today

This May 7, 2014, file photo shows House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, joined at right by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., as he speaks during a panel on Capitol in Washington.

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Related Topix: Pete Sessions, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Virginia Foxx, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Dallas Morning News

Texas lawyers line up to help flood of young migrants

Law firms, corporate legal departments and bar associations across Texas have started pro bono projects to represent Central American children flooding across the border.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Versant, ATT, Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas

Sun Jul 27, 2014

MilitaryCity.com

Texas couple gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market has presented it to his mother, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq.

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The Washington Post

Oldest female WWII veteran visits DC monuments

The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News

KSFO AM 560

Texan Bipartisan Pair: American Public Wants an - Orderly Border'

With just five days left until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state but there are few signs of support in Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government

KAUZ

Aggressive weed brings woe to Texas cotton growers

A fast-spreading weed is causing problems in Texas cotton fields and could cost growers much of their harvest if left unchecked.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Business Journal

Here's why National parks in Texas attracted fewer visitors in 2013

Fewer visitors journeyed to the national parks in Texas in 2013 than the previous year, and you can blame the 16-day government shutdown that year for much of the decline, according to a new report from the National Park Service.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Big Bend National Park, Chamizal National Memorial, Big Thicket National Preserve

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Sanford and Israel: Godfathers of East Texas cardiology

Courtesy East Texas cardiologists Drs. Noah Israel a Sand Fagg Sanford were the only two cardiologists available in Tyler in 1983.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Tyler, TX, Dallas, TX

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Early release of inmates prompts order by judges

State district court judges in South Texas are directing sheriff's officials to alert them before releasing inmates due to jail overcrowding.

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TwinCities

Michele Bachmann heads to Mexico border for look at crisis

Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann is spending the weekend along the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at an immigration crisis involving Central American youth.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King

KHOU-TV Houston

Bar none? Not after $1M gift for Texas campus pub

Wealthy alumni usually finance new football stadiums or libraries at their old colleges.

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KITV-TV

Obama to meet with Central American leaders

President Barack Obama met with Central American leaders on Friday over the surge of migrant youth at the southern border with solutions to the crisis so far proving elusive.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Prison, Texas Government, Family, Kids

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