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FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) - A Texas state trooper is dead after he was shot during a Thanksgiving traffic stop in East Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says 41-year-old Trooper Damon Allen was killed Thursday following a traffic stop on Interstate 45 near Fairfield, about 90 miles south of Dallas. Authorities say Allen was shot with a rifle and died at the scene. The suspect, Dabrett Black, was apprehended Thursday night more than 100 miles away.

DALLAS (AP) - Iranian native Samira Page invited about 400 fellow refugees to a feast this Thanksgiving. What's now a tradition started seven years ago with her having four or five refugees sit around her table and experience their first American Thanksgiving feast. Her guests are from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. Elsewhere in Texas, Thanksgiving meals are being served to the homeless and victims of Hurricane Harvey.

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas family is readjusting its annual Thanksgiving feast as the home where it's normally been prepared undergoes renovations following Hurricane Harvey. George and Arva Dorsey are among the Gulf Coast residents celebrating the holiday in any way they can almost three months after the storm hit. The family's home remains gutted, so they won't be able to serve their normal meal this holiday. They're considering whether to eat at a restaurant or at the home of a friend who took them in.

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - A team of 21 scientists will conduct a study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Sun Herald reports that the panel of researchers from universities and state and federal agencies was convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, and awarded $9.5 million in federal funds.

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