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Survivor recounts immigrants’ plight

Survivor recounts immigrants’ plight

The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio.

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Jaime Dunaway
Groups create DIY bicycle lanes, show what could be

Groups create DIY bicycle lanes, show what could be

A makeshift bike lane divider made of painted two-by-fours and PVC pipes lasted three days on a busy Dallas street last month before the city removed it, which was two days longer than its creators expected.

Groups sue Texas over new ban on abortion procedure

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Paul J. Weber

AUSTIN -- Planned Parenthood and other groups sued Texas on Thursday over a new ban on a second-trimester abortion procedure, the state's first major anti-abortion measure since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that had prompted more than half of its abortion clinics to close.

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Fallon may run against Estes

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Gromer Jeffers Jr.

AUSTIN -- In what could be an expensive and brutal campaign, Frisco lawmaker Pat Fallon is poised to challenge longtime incumbent Craig Estes in next year's Republican primary for the Texas Senate.

Annual sales tax holiday set for Aug. 11-13

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items during the annual sales tax holidays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-13. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend, Hegar said.

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Texas leads in jobs growth

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Jill Cowan

Texas led the nation in employment growth in June, adding 40,200 jobs to the state's economy, its biggest gain in a single month since January.