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Texas AG: Gay-marriage ban in state's interest

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships."

East Texas mayor charged with official oppression

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A newly elected East Texas mayor has been accused of threatening to ticket and fine a woman $500 daily in a messy yard dispute.

4 workers injured in Kansas oil refinery fire

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Four workers at an oil refinery in southeast Kansas were burned Tuesday in an early morning fire, the Texas company said.

University of Michigan wins 5th solar car title

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The University of Michigan has won its fifth national title in a row at the American Solar Challenge competition.

Mom, daughter identified in San Antonio killings

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Investigators say a San Antonio woman fatally shot her adult daughter and then killed herself in an apparent murder-suicide at a home.

Hedwig Village officer fatally shoots suspect

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A Houston-area police officer has returned fire and fatally shot a man who fled during a traffic stop.

Texas sales tax holiday set for early August

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The Texas annual sales tax holiday has been set for Aug. 8-10 as families prepare to send children back to school.

Texan gets 35 years in infant daughter's death

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the death of his 2-month-old daughter after he shook her and fell on her.

New San Antonio mayor pulls support for streetcars

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The new mayor of San Antonio says $32 million in city money pledged for a streetcar system should be diverted to other projects.

2 Texas men get prison in food stamp fraud case

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The owner of a Dallas convenience store and the business manager must go to federal prison and repay nearly $2 million in a food stamp scam.