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Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

Fort Bliss amps up security over holiday weekend

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Fort Bliss says it's taking extra security precautions over Labor Day weekend.

No animals affected by minor crash at Dallas Zoo

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Officials say no animals were affected when a pickup truck veered off a nearby roadway and flipped onto the property of the Dallas Zoo.

Austin not yet seeking pipelines for water needs

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

San Antonio is preparing to move forward on a pipeline that could eventually skirt Austin as it brings water to the thirsty Alamo City. But officials in the Texas capital aren't interested in participating in the project, according to a published report Sunday.

School co-founded by Sanders to mull rehiring him

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

A Texas charter school co-founded by Deion Sanders is set to consider rehiring him as its athletic director, according to a published report Sunday — the latest chapter in an ongoing saga with the school and the NFL Hall of Famer.

Study finds more arsenic in wells near drilling

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

North Texas water wells within two miles of active gas drilling sites contain higher concentrations of arsenic and other carcinogens, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

Soccer trainer charged in Texas slaying cold case

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Police have charged a Texas youth soccer trainer in connection with a 19-year-old homicide case.

Critics question Abbott's 2010 Houston voter raid

|Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

A previously unreported 2010 state raid of a Houston effort to register low-income voters is raising concerns from critics that the Republican favorite to become the next governor of Texas used his post to suppress voter registration efforts that could favor Democrats.

Doubts soften embrace of capital punishment

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Perhaps nothing symbolizes this state's swagger over being tough on crime like "Old Sparky," an electric chair that was used to execute 361 inmates and is now the centerpiece of a prison museum.

Researchers seek to prove Genesis

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Most scientists believe Darwin got it right: Single-celled creatures evolved into complex ones, a process of natural selection and genetic adaptation that over eons turned a primordial swamp into shape-shifting cells, into ape-like primates, into people.