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Heavy rain causes flooding in West Texas

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Heavy rain in West Texas is causing flooding in several counties where authorities are urging drivers to stay off the roads.

Texas hospital to work with CMS on TB exposure

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The West Texas hospital where more than 700 infants were exposed to tuberculosis over the past year says it will work with federal authorities to show its procedures were adequate.

Hiring in Houston up 3.9 percent, accelerating

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

A report by the Texas Workforce Commission says hiring in Houston grew 3.9 percent by adding 107,400 new jobs between August 2013 and last month.

UT System head advocated for influential students

|Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Records show the outgoing chancellor of the University of Texas System has forwarded letters of recommendation from influential people to UT-Austin's president advocating admission of about 40 students since 2009.

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

Castro: Hispanics key to US housing sector future

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The nation's housing secretary says a booming Hispanic population will drive the future of America's residential real estate market.

Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier.

Ex-student sues SMU over 2012 sexual assault

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A former Southern Methodist University student has filed suit against the university, alleging that it created "a hostile, dangerous environment" for him immediately after he reported that he had been sexually assaulted.

Few fireworks in first Texas governor's debate

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Democrat Wendy Davis came out swinging against Republican Greg Abbott over classroom dollars and women in the first debate of the Texas governor's race Friday night, but uncomfortably skirted whether she supported President Barack Obama.

Reveille VIII, queen of Aggie land, retiring

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

After seven years of service as the Texas A&M University mascot, Reveille VIII will retire at the end of the spring semester.