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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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Amarillo Man Dies After Police Use Taser On Him

Posted: 01/06/2011 - Amarillo police say two officers have been put on administrative duty following the death of a butcher knife-wielding man who was subdued with help from a Taser.

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EPA Wants To Issue Texas Greenhouse Gas Permits

Posted: 01/06/2011 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked a Washington court to allow it to issue greenhouse gas permits in Texas, even though the state has asked the judges to stop the federal move.

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Houston Waterway Shut For Days After Beef Fat Leak

Posted: 01/06/2011 - The Coast Guard says a nearly one-mile stretch of the Houston Ship Channel will be closed for at least four days as workers use pitchforks and fishnets to corral, pierce and remove 15,000 gallons of beef fat.

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Tejano Star Emilio Sued Over DWI-Related Bus Wreck

Posted: 01/06/2011 - Grammy-winning Tejano singer Emilio Navaira says he has trouble remembering his own lyrics since he injured his head when he wrecked his tour bus in a DWI accident.

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Panel: Massive Oil Spill Could Happen Again

Posted: 01/05/2011 - The presidential panel investigating the BP oil well blowout says that a series of risky decisions that saved time and money caused the disaster - and the incident could happen again without significant reforms.

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Houston Ship Channel Closed After Animal Fat Spill

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Workers with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Texas General Land Office are using pitchforks to pierce chunks of animal fat that spilled into the Houston Ship Channel, shutting down a section of the waterway.

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Animal Fat Leaks Into Houston Ship Channel

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Part of the Houston Ship Channel is closed after about 15,000 gallons of animal fat leaked into it from a shore-based storage tank.

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