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Environmentalists threaten to sue EPA over fracking waste

Critics have notified the Environmental Protection Agency of their intent to sue if regulators do not update their rules on fracking waste in 60 days.

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Judge denies attempt to stop removal of UT Davis statue

A judge has denied efforts to prevent the University of Texas' from removing a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from the main area of campus.

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The Latest on TV shooting: Station talks of killer's firing

The disgruntled former reporter who killed a WDBJ-TV cameraman and another reporter had no confrontations with his ex-colleagues when he saw them around town in the 2 1/2 years after he was fired from the station.

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Texas records 4th death this year linked to West Nile virus

Health officials say a fourth person has died in Texas this year after contracting the West Nile virus.

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Retail gasoline prices in Texas fall 7 cents this week

Retail gasoline prices across Texas have fallen 7 cents this week to settle at $2.29 per gallon.

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Christmas in August: Walmart's holiday layaway comes early

Walmart is giving customers a head start on holiday shopping, launching its annual layaway program two weeks earlier than last year.

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1 arrested after 2 shot at Texas Southern University lot

Houston police say a suspect has been accused of assault after two people were shot while at a Texas Southern University dormitory parking lot.
   

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Texas teen has deadly infection after contact with amoeba

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition in a hospital after coming into contact with a rare amoeba while swimming in a lake north of Houston.

Texas says Medicaid cuts still coming, surprising opponents

Texas health officials say they will still implement a $350 million cut in Medicaid payments for therapy services - surprising opponents who thought they walked out of a courtroom with a victory.

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Comptroller seeks AG opinion on Abbott's line-item vetoes

Texas' comptroller is seeking an opinion from the state attorney general on how to proceed after officials questioned the constitutionality of some of Gov. Gregg Abbott's line-item budget vetoes.

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(img1)Tracking Storms 8-28-15

Hayden Nix: Tracking a very slight thundershower chance in the Big Country

Despite the slight shower chance, triple digit temperatures are expected this afternoon.

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