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Showers Over Weekend

Finally a break in the intense heat. A unusual July cold front is dropping into South Texas. The instability will allow for the development of scattered showers over the Coastal Bend. Not everyone will receive significant rain but some will get a nice downpour. High only 93. Tonight partly cloudy and mild. Low 76. Saturday and Sunday will see morning...

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13 hours 11 minutes ago

George W. Bush Writes Book About His Father

NEW YORK (AP) - Former President George W. Bush of Dallas has been working on a highly personal project since leaving the White House. He's quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush of Houston. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the currently... Read Story

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22 hours 51 minutes ago

14 Arrested in Galveston Drug Bust

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Galveston Police say they've arrested 14 people on felony drug charges after an extensive narcotics investigation. A city police spokesman told The Galveston County Daily News ( http://bit.ly/UMQ9id ) on Wednesday there is a growing cocaine and methamphetamine problem in the city. He says the seven-month,... Read Story

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Jul 30, 2014 9:54 PM

Texas Search Group Resumes Drone Use

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday, the first time it had done so after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this month. Texas EquuSearch... Read Story

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Jul 30, 2014 9:41 PM

State Panel Delays Vote On Astrodome Designation

HOUSTON (AP) - A state historical panel on Wednesday delayed action on a proposal that would have given the Houston Astrodome extra protection from the wrecking ball, a move intended to give local officials more time to evaluate potential uses for the iconic structure. The world's first multipurpose domed stadium... Read Story

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13 hours 28 minutes ago

An Unwelcome House Guest

FLORIDA - A couple in Coral Gables, Florida was at home when they heard a knock on the door, but the knock turned out not to be a person. Luann and George Alonso saw the shock of their lives when they found a nine foot alligator making a house call.... Read Story

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13 hours 37 minutes ago

USDA Overhauls Decades-Old Poultry Inspections

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry inspectors by around a fourth. But... Read Story

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20 hours 38 minutes ago

US Jobless Aid Applications Rise to 302,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000. The prior week's was revised down to 279,000 claims, the lowest since May 2000. The four-week... Read Story

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23 hours 23 minutes ago

Dog Rescued From Brick Fence

ARIZONA - An Arizona photojournalist comes to the rescue for a small pooch in need. Daniel Clark, with NBC Affiliate KPNX, came upon the little guy with his head stuck in a black wall fence, Wednesday morning. Clark called for help. Firefighters, police and the Arizona Humane... Read Story

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