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FBI Warning Of Virtual Kidnappings

Updated: 2:30 PM - These schemes typically involve an individual or criminal organization who contacts a victim via telephone and demands payment for the return of a “kidnapped” family member or friend. However, no actual kidnapping has taken place.

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Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional

Posted: 08/28/2014 - A judge has again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 decision despite $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer.

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Company Involved in Houston Crash Not Registered

Posted: 08/27/2014 - Records show a private bus company involved in a crash that caused minor injuries to Houston middle School students wasn't authorized by the state to be on the road.

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Texas Couple Contends School Taped Son, 2, to Mat

Posted: 08/27/2014 - A couple has filed a lawsuit claiming that a North Texas Montessori academy used duct tape to secure their young son to his napping mat to prevent him from wandering about.

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Woman Who Left Toddler In Hot Car Sentenced

Posted: 08/27/2014 - Coker was arrested back in August 2013 after police say she left a toddler locked inside a hot car. Paramedics were able to revive the child, who recovered from the incident.

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Perry: To Deter Grousing, State Won't Pay Lawyers

Posted: 08/26/2014 - Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."

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Big Tex to Greet Fair-Goers with New Duds

Updated: 08/26/2014 - Big Tex is getting some new duds that he'll wear to greet some 3 million people who are expected to attend the State Fair of Texas beginning next month.

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Latest Astrodome Proposal: Massive Indoor Park

Posted: 08/26/2014 - The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world's largest indoor park.

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With Focus on Oil, Companies Waste Natural Gas

Posted: 08/24/2014 - A newspaper analysis has found that no region in Texas has burned off as much natural gas while obtaining oil as in rural South Texas' Eagle Ford Shale, an area that has a shortage of pipelines that could transport the gas to processing plants.

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5th, 8th Grade Students Get Break on Math Tests

Posted: 08/24/2014 - Since implementing a new math curriculum has taken longer than expected, Texas students in the fifth and eighth grades won't have to pass the state's standardized math test in this school year in order to move to the next grade.

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Lubbock Man Indicted in Laser Shining at Aircraft

Posted: 08/23/2014 - DALLAS (AP) - A 23-year-old former suburban Dallas man has been indicted on a federal count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft in the laser shining on a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter.

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Fort Hood Officer to Face Trial by Court Martial

Updated: 08/23/2014 - FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer accused of operating a prostitution ring at a central Texas army base will face a military court martial.

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Rocket Explodes During Test Flight; No Injuries

Updated: 08/23/2014 - MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) - An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site, the company said Friday.

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