By PAUL J. WEBER and ACACIA CORONADO

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state senator has ended a 15-hour filibuster in the Democrats’ latest defiance over a sweeping GOP voting measure.

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate then passed the measure just minutes after she wearily left the floor Thursday.

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The GOP measure is once again stalled, however, since Democrats continue to stay away from the state House of Representatives in a standoff that has entered a 32nd day.

Democrat Carol Alvarado began speaking shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday even though she acknowledged that the filibuster would not stop the measure from passing.

She was required to remain standing and speaking, was prohibited from taking bathroom breaks and wore running shoes on the Senate floor.

Top 15 Under the Radar Cities in Texas

Texas is booming, and as more people move here, they'll be looking at areas like Austin or Houston to settle down. There are plenty of others places they ought to consider, though.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, along with data about home sales and public school ratings, Orchard recently ranked and graded the Top 15 Under the Radar Cities in Texas.

These are unexpectedly good places to make a life for yourself and your family in the Lone Star State. Did your hometown make the list?

Test Your Texas: How Many of These Jeopardy! Questions Can You Answer?

Jeopardy! as we know it has been on the air since 1984, but the show got its start way back 1964.

Over the decades, the writers have managed to keep coming up with challenging questions to test the intellectual might of America's best and brightest (and sometimes softball questions for celebrities).

Texas is a place packed with personality, culture, and history, and there've been hundreds of questions/answers about the Lone Star State. Let's take a look at a few recent ones, and keep an eye out because we'll add more soon to test your Texas trivia skills and challenge newcomers.

How many of these can you get right without Googling?