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2 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Note, pills found next to body in N. Texas home

Police in a North Texas suburb say they discovered a note and pills next to one of two people found dead in the same home where their 10-year-old son was discovered months earlier. In documents released Monday, Frisco police described what they found in the home of Sumeet and Pallavi Dhawan earlier this month.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Nearly $3 million in drugs seized in South Texas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $3 million in illegal narcotics during two seizures at international bridges in South Texas. The larger of the two seizures in Laredo happened Saturday when authorities discovered 22 packages containing nearly 54 pounds of cocaine hidden in a Chevy Silverado pickup truck.

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Related Topix: Drugs

KTEN-TV Denison

Texas regents exclude lawmakers from inquiry

University of Texas System regents have rejected attempts by two state lawmakers to monitor all interviews during an independent investigation into school admissions. Reps.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Trial of Texas doctor accused in poisoning begins

A Texas oncologist had a "fatal attraction" to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him, prosecutors said. Trial of Texas doctor accused in poisoning begins A Texas oncologist had a "fatal attraction" to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him, prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Drink, Coffee, Harris County, TX

KSWO

Texas governor to campaign for Brownback

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in Wichita next week to raise money for Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign. The Wichita Eagle reports Perry is to attend a reception Sept.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Sam Brownback, US Politics, US News

Star-Telegram.com

Back to school _ even in Texas immigration prison

In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third and fourth graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. In another, an algebra teacher reminds high school students to always fully distribute both sides of an equation before solving it.

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Related Topix: Prison, Education Etc.

MyHighPlains.com

Is it Time to Ditch Texas' Key Man Grand Jury System?

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last month for allegedly overstepping his authority, the charges came from a type of grand jury that is not the norm in Austin's criminal courts: one whose members were chosen at random. When Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last month for allegedly overstepping his authority, the charges came from a type of grand jury that is not the norm in Austin's criminal courts: one whose members were chosen at random.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Downtown (San Antonio, TX)

Houston Chronicle

Abbott TV ad pledges to a keep Texas number one in jobsa

Republican gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott is using his latest TV ad for the general election to present himself as the only candidate in the race with a jobs plan that will build on Texas' economic success. The 30-second spot, which the attorney general's campaign released Monday, shows him crossing a three-dimensional map while touting Texas' record of luring businesses from California.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Texas man in critical condition following fall

Authorities say a college football fan remains in critical condition after falling more than 12 feet from the stands into a field-level suite during the Texas-UCLA game. A John Peter Smith Hospital spokeswoman released the man's condition Sunday and says he is in the intensive care unit.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

2014 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals preview

Race No. 2 in the 2014 NHRA Countdown to the Championship is the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, Thursday through Sunday, September 18th through 21st - but before a winner is crowned for race No.

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Related Topix: Ennis, TX

Amarillo.com

Rangel: Perry's victory proved decisive in West Texas special election

In four years, seven West Texas Republicans running for legislative seats, including two incumbents, have been defeated in the primaries or in a special election - despite having strong support from the party establishment and / or the business community. Arrington had strong business backing and support from influential Republicans, too, because of his seven years at Tech and more than a decade as an adviser to former Governor and President George W. Bush.

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Related Topix: West, TX, US News, George Bush, W., Rick Perry, US Governors, Opinion

KTEN-TV Denison

Victim in Texas rape exoneration recalls case

A woman who accidentally misidentified the person who raped her says she remains plagued by guilt in a case that led to major reforms in Texas. Officials in Lubbock this week will unveil a statue to honor Tim Cole, the first person in Texas to be exonerated of a crime after his death.

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Related Topix: Texas Tech

WFAA-TV Dallas

Inside Texas Politics

Inside Texas Politics Our youngest-ever guest is a gadfly at Dallas City Hall Check out this story on WFAA.com: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/14/inside-texas-politics-9-14-14-atkins/15624479/ Inside Texas Politics host Jason Whitely and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy talk with Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins and David Williams. David is a 13-year-old who some have introduced as the mayor of Dallas in 30 years.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Dallas, TX, Barack Obama

KLTV Tyler

E. Texas mother organizes blood drive to honor son's death

An East Texas couple is hoping to raise awareness of a rarely diagnosed disease after the sudden death of their son last year. Robby Cano, who was a student at Whitehouse High School, died within days of being diagnosed with HLH, or Hemophagocytic Lympohistiocytosis, a rare cancer-like disorder.

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Related Topix: Health

Star-Telegram.com

Texas Camerata begins 25th season

The instruments used by Texas Camerata are often a bit tricky to play, compared to the more recent versions of the same instruments. Most of the instruments are slightly different in size and shape, requiring different approaches to playing them .

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Related Topix: Classical, Arts, Opera

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

West Texas towns seek new ways to get water

Officials in Mineral Wells say if the water level in the lake that serves as the city's main water supply keeps dropping then they only have enough water to last until June. Lake Palo Pinto is 14 percent full and officials are stretching the supply by combining it with Brazos River water.

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Related Topix: Mineral Wells, TX, West, TX, Palo Pinto, TX

Chambersburg Public Opinion

USS Saratoga arrives in South Texas to be scrapped

The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has arrived at its final destination in South Texas, where it will be scrapped. The Saratoga on Friday reached the Esco Marine ship recycling plant in Brownsville.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Raw Story

Texas governor's race heats up over Wendy Davis' new autobiography

The race for Texas governor entered a new chapter this week with the release of a memoir from Democratic candidate Wendy Davis that rekindled attention on abortion and led to an ethics complaint from her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott. Abbott, currently the state's attorney general, is accusing Davis of misusing campaign contributions to promote the book called "Forgetting to Be Afraid," in which Davis, a state senator, reveals she had terminated two pregnancies.

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Reuters

U.S. intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine. The sanctions, coordinated with similar European Union steps, were triggered by what the West sees as Moscow's recent effort to destabilize eastern Ukraine by backing pro-Russian separatists with troops, heavy arms and cross-border shelling..

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

Examiner.com

Gang of 21 Aryan Brotherhood members arrested in Texas crystal meth operation

Texas and federal authorities arrested 21 members of an Aryan Brotherhood and collaborators in a meth lab and distribution operation according to the FBI. Included in the arrests on Friday, September 12, 2004, were ranking members Wayne Husinger of Belton, and Robert Eaton of Kempner, TX.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Belton, TX, Prison

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