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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

Honduran special forces are struggling to keep children from fleeing to the U.S.

Women and their children walk on the tarmac after being deported from the US at the airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

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Related Topix: Prison, Honduras, World News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government

11 hrs ago | Daily Journal

County official in Texas accused of taking bribes

In this June 30, 2014 photo, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price answers a question during a news conference called by Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson, rear, in Dallas.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Daily Journal

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the Mexican shore.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military

KSWO

Texas inmate charged with murder for 2004 death

Sheriff's officials say Thursday that Allan Eugene was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Richard Sepulveda in 2004.

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Related Topix: Prison

KHOU-TV Houston

2 sisters found dead in East Texas apartment

Two young sisters have been found dead in their East Texas apartment and an evidence tampering charge was filed against a man who allegedly was at the home.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Lifetime drops reality TV show on Texas mortuary

The Lifetime TV network has dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found and the co-owners face criminal charges.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Texas family gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

A Harris County mother will receive a tribute flag for her son more than nine years after he was killed while serving as a Marine in Iraq.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Dallas-area doctor convicted of health care fraud

A federal jury in Tyler found Dr. Tariq Mahmood guilty Thursday of more than $1 million in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims.

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Related Topix: Grand Saline, TX

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

A large metal fence marks part of the border between Texas and Mexico.

State health and law enforcement officials are to testify about human trafficking before a panel of state lawmakers in South Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas Government

Windsor Beacon

Texas medical board charges controversial cancer doctor

Fans of Houston doctor Stanislaw Burzynski love him for defying the medical establishment and offering alternative therapies to terminally ill patients.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Oncology

KION 46

Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

KHOU-TV Houston

Texan pleads guilty in oil, gas investment scam

A North Texas man faces up to 20 years in prison in an oil and gas Ponzi scheme that attracted nearly $6 million in investments before he fled to Oregon.

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KSFO AM 560

House Republicans Announce Recommendations to Address Border Crisis

House Republicans unveiled a plan Wednesday to address the southern border crisis, recommending that the National Guard assist in humanitarian care of the influx of minors entering the country.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Illegal Immigration

Park Record

Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Park City, UT

NWCN.com

Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KWTX

One Man Arrested After Body Found In Texas Law Firm's Offices

Jestin Wayne Hooker, 27, was in custody Wednesday, after officers discovered a man's body in the offices of a law firm in Lubbock.

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Related Topix: Texas Government

KAUZ

US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.

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Related Topix: Prison, Air Accidents, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

12NewsNow.Com

Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler, Texas, lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX, Mesquite, TX

KXAN-TV Austin

Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years

Prosecutors say the leader of a Texas-based drug ring that supplied at least eight other states has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in federal prison.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Federal Prisons, Prison, January

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