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Texas Father Acquitted in Murder of Driver Who Killed His Sons

A Texas man was acquitted Wednesday after the fatal shooting of a drunk driver who ran over his sons.

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Harris County Executive to Present Astrodome Plan

HOUSTON (AP) — Harris County's top executive plans to reveal his proposal for the future use of the Houston Astrodome.

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Perry Gauged Replacements Before Veto of Funding

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin Democrat says Texas Gov. Rick Perry called her last year to see if she would consider replacing the Travis County district attorney after a drunken-driving arrest.

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SpaceX Gets 10-Year Tax Exemption for Texas Site

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches to the southernmost tip of Texas.

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Perry Campaign Funds to Cover Future Legal Costs

WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.

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Texas Lawyer Arrested for Trying to Have Witness Killed

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A lawyer already facing trial in San Antonio on charges he illegally solicited personal injury cases has been arrested for what prosecutors say was an attempt to arrange the killing of a witness against him.

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Rick Perry Indicted on Two Charges of Abuse of Power

UPDATE (8/16): Gov. Perry addressed Friday's indictments in a short press conference, today.  "We don’t settle political differences with indictments in this country," he said. "It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state’s constitution. This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and I will not allow that to happen." Perry further added: "I intend to fight against those who would erode our state’s constitution and laws purely for political purposes and I intend to win."

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Texas Unemployment Holds at 5.1 Percent in July

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Unemployment across Texas held steady at 5.1 percent in July.

The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced last month's jobless figure matches the state's unemployment rates for May and June.

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World’s Largest Backyard Pool Is Right Here In Texas

Who would have thought that the world's largest backyard pool would be right here in Texas? I guess not everyone is in a Stage 5 drought.

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$3.9M Spent Defending GOP-drawn Election Maps

 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The legal fight spearheaded by Attorney General Greg Abbott to defend redistricting maps in federal court has cost Texas $3.9 million so far, with more to come.

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