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Texas State Fair sets food, ride sales record

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Organizers say this year's State Fair of Texas set a new record for food and ride sales, with more than $41 million in coupons sold.

Texas man charged in Minnesota sex abuse case

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Authorities have charged a Texas man who they say engaged in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Twin Cities boy who he met online.

Couple sentenced in NM embezzlement case

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A former New Mexico couple has been sentenced to five years of supervisory probation after pleading guilty to embezzlement and tax evasion charges in a case that involved the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from an Albuquerque family business.

Police: Texas daughters find parents dead in home

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Houston police say the death of a couple found shot at home with their two daughters inside is likely a murder-suicide.

Police: 9-year-old Texas girl killed in crash

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Victoria police say a 9-year-old girl has been killed after the SUV she was in was hit by a suspected drunken driver.

Suspect shot by Texas police in critical condition

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Fort Worth police say the condition of a man shot by an officer has worsened from serious to critical condition.

Police: North Texas pedestrian killed on highway

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Fort Worth police say a pedestrian walking across a highway has been fatally struck in an accident that involved vehicles in both lanes.

Police: Texas Tech player injured in shooting

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Lubbock officials say a standout Texas Tech University football player has been hospitalized and released after suffering a laceration during an off-campus shooting.

Investigator: Texas woman set vehicle on fire

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Bexar County authorities have arrested a woman who they say set her estranged husband's vehicle on fire during a football game before turning herself in.

Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration's response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve.