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Texas National Guard Furlough to Begin Monday

Posted: 07/08/2013 - The Texas National Guard will furlough civil service employees beginning Monday, a consequence of the automatic federal spending cuts taking effect across the country.

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Ex-University of Houston Coach Sues School

Posted: 07/06/2013 - A former University of Houston assistant basketball coach is suing the school claiming it wanted to pay him without performing any work.

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Celebrations Keep Texas Firefighters Busy

Posted: 07/06/2013 - Fire crews are reporting a rash of grass and other fires in many areas of Texas caused by fireworks lit as part of Fourth of July celebrations.

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Democrats Want Statewide Hearings on Abortion

Posted: 07/04/2013 - The Texas Senate has scheduled a new hearing on an abortion restrictions bill that has brought thousands of demonstrators to the state Capitol this week.

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Airports Use Animals for Maintenance, Security

Posted: 07/04/2013 - From horses in Houston to goats in San Francisco, airports are turning to animals to help with maintenance, security and even to comfort passengers.

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Democrats Want Statewide Hearings on Abortion

Posted: 07/04/2013 - The Texas Senate has scheduled a new hearing on an abortion restrictions bill that has brought thousands of demonstrators to the state Capitol this week.

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Austin Police Officer Shoots Dog Inside Pet Store

Posted: 07/04/2013 - An off-duty Austin police officer shot and killed a dog inside a Cedar Park pet store Wednesday. Officer Leslie Lyons was working at the PetCo store on Hwy 183 near Lakeline Mall. At approximately 5 p.m., witnesses say a pit bull broke from its leash and attacked a Maltese.

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More Air Passengers Showing Up With Guns

Posted: 07/04/2013 - In the first six months of this year, Transportation Security Administration screeners found 894 guns on passengers or in their carry-on bags. That's a 30 percent increase over the same period last year.

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DPS Graduates 108 State Troopers in Austin

Posted: 07/03/2013 - AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw and Texas Public Safety Commission Chair Cynthia Leon today were joined by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte as the department commissioned 108 men and women as Highway Patrol troopers during the recruit graduation ceremony. Sen. Van de Putte was the keynote speaker during the ceremony, which was held at the LBJ Presidential Library.

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Texas House Committee Approves Abortion Rules

Posted: 07/03/2013 - Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions, after limiting testimony at a public hearing, refusing to consider Democratic amendments and imposing strict security precautions to prevent disruptions from protesting abortion-rights supporters.

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Austin Man, 19, Jailed over Facebook Posting

Updated: 07/03/2013 - Justin R. Carter never thought he'd be an object lesson in watching what you say in the social media.The 19-year-old says he thought he was being edgy when he jokingly posted on Facebook that he was "going to shoot up a kindergarten."

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