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University of Texas to open medical school in Austin

The University of Texas will open an Austin medical school in July nearly 135 years after the university was founded in the city.

2 dead, several hurt after Fort Worth dance studio shooting

Texas authorities say two people are dead and several others injured following a shooting outside a nonprofit dance studio in Fort Worth.

Texas mother fatally shoots 2 daughters; police kill her

Police say a Houston-area woman fatally shot her two adult daughters before officers shot and killed her.

Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay clean

A text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press shows that Johnny Manziel's lawyer is seeking a plea deal in his domestic violence case, but has doubts about the quarterback's ability to stay clean.

Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Texans More Than $93 Million

Michael Morton sits beside his mother, Patricia Morton, during an emotional press conference after a judge today agreed to release him on personal bond after he spent nearly 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife. Recently tested DNA indicates another man committed the 1986 killing.

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Wrongful convictions have cost Texans more than $93 million

Texas has paid 101 men and women who were wrongfully sent to prison $93.6 million over the past 25 years, according to data from the state comptroller’s office. The tab stands to grow as those wrongfully imprisoned individuals age and more people join the list.

SEC: Texas CEO used funds on strip clubs, private jets

A Texas energy company CEO dubbed the "frack master" is being accused by regulators of defrauding investors of about $80 million, including spending at least $30 million on private jets, gentlemen's clubs and personal escorts to "maintain a lifestyle of decadence and debauchery."

Texas reaches settlement with former Alamo managers

Tourists crowd the entrance of the Alamo in San Antonio on Dec. 3, 2015.

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Texas reaches settlement with former Alamo managers

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has reached a settlement with the longtime managers of the Alamo, whom he fired last year in a move that set off a protracted fight over a library collection on the grounds of the state-owned monument.

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Texas Supreme Court sidesteps key home-school learning issue

The Texas Supreme Court has sided with a family accused of not teaching its children anything while waiting "to be raptured."

More than 30 people burned in Tony Robbins' hot-coals walk

Fire officials say more than 30 people attending a Tony Robbins event in Dallas have been treated for burns after the motivational speaker encouraged them to walk on hot coals.

Ex-Texas cop who threw teen to ground will not be charged

A former suburban Dallas police officer who resigned after video showed him forcing a bikini-clad black 15-year-old girl to the ground will not be charged in the matter.

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Saturday forecast: Partly cloudy skies and rain chances for the weekend

Our weekend is turning out to be a little bit cooler than our past work week. Here's how long it will stay this way.