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Perry Makes a Cameo

Updated: 01/15/2011 - Gov. Rick Perry took time away from the opening week of the Legislature to shoot a cameo for an upcoming independent film.

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Security Guards Being Used By State Leaders

Updated: 01/14/2011 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is using state bodyguards on an as-needed basis after he says "credible threats" were documented in December.

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No Phone `Fight Club' Video in Next Texas Trial

Updated: 01/13/2011 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An appeals court won't allow "fight club" cell phone video of Corpus Christi State School residents at the trial of the worker who allegedly shot it.

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Perry Mum on How Texas Can End 'Sanctuary Cities'

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Gov. Rick Perry wants to abolish "sanctuary cities" that he says provide a haven for illegal immigrants in Texas, but he isn't yet saying how he wants that accomplished.

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Former Customs Officer Sentenced to Prison

Posted: 01/11/2011 - A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison after pleading guilty to transporting illegal immigrants and bribery.

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Firefighters’ Insurance Can Be Covered By Grant Funds

Posted: 01/10/2011 - Grant funding is now available through Texas Forest Service to reimburse eligible volunteer fire departments for worker’s compensation, death and/or disability insurance purchased from Texas insurance companies.

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Arrest in Twilight Rapist Case

Updated: 01/10/2011 - A man in his 50s who was arrested in Edna was in custody Sunday in connection with the so-called Twilight Rapist case, which involved a series of rapes and burglaries that targeted elderly women living alone in Central and South Texas, according to several sources including the daughter of one of the Central Texas victims. Bell County Sheriff Dan Smith confirmed the arrest in a brief statement Sunday afternoon.

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DeLay Sentencing Monday; Attorney Complains About Offers

Posted: 01/09/2011 - Tom DeLay's lawyer has complained that Travis County prosecutors have offered immunity for testimony from two former DeLay aides who later worked for disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

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Tom Delay to be Sentenced on Monday

Posted: 01/08/2011 - Former U.S. House majority leader Tom Delay is scheduled to be sentenced by a judge on Monday on conspiracy and money laundering charges.

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State Panel Reviews Arson Execution Case

Posted: 01/07/2011 - The execution of a Texas man for the fire deaths of his three small children is coming under renewed scrutiny as a state panel hears from arson scientists who have studied evidence that sent Cameron Todd Willingham to the death chamber seven years ago.

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Farmers Branch Mayor Not Seeking Re-Election

Posted: 01/07/2011 - A suburban Dallas mayor whose efforts to ban illegal immigrants from renting housing drew international attention is not seeking another term.

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Algae Blamed For Lake Meredith Fish Kill

Posted: 01/07/2011 - Experts say a fish kill at Lake Meredith that's prompted Lubbock to put an odor-smothering chemical in city drinking water is blamed on a toxic algae bloom.

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