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Almanac: “Remember the Alamo!” – CBS News

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here On February 23, 1836, Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s forces laid siege to the Alamo in San Antonio. Armed supporters of Texian independence from Mexico, legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett among them, had recently seized the former religious......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Texas Rio Grande Valley tops Texas Permian Basin 93-80

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Sports Illustrated - NFL

Jacobson helps Iowa State rout struggling Texas 81-52

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Texas family files lawsuit after teen killed by distracted driver “watching porn,” mother says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Weaver was killed in a head-on collision by a driver who, according to the Texas Highway Patrol accident report, may have been distracted by pornography playing on his phone. Paramedics responding to the crash that killed three......
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Beto drops out: Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke ends 2020 presidential bid Friday

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas announced Friday he is dropping out of the presidential race. “Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

No. 24 Texas Tech returns to Top 25 with 88-42 win over TCU

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Davide Moretti made a 3-pointer from the right corner on Texas Tech’s first shot after TCU opened the game with a turnover. The Horned Frogs then had another turnover on its second possession, still in......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Top-ranked Baylor sets sights on shorthanded Texas

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Texas teen shot dead by bully two days after defending a younger boy: cops

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here A Texas teenager who defended a younger boy from getting attacked was allegedly shot dead by the infuriated bully just two days later, according to reports. Brave Samuel Reynolds, 16, had stepped in to protect a 15-year-old from......
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ICE sued over treatment of 5-year-old with head injury

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The mother of a 5-year-old Guatemalan boy sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the medical care he has received in detention for a head injury suffered before the family was arrested. The lawsuit filed late Friday in California......
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Samuel Reynolds, Arlington High School student, shot and killed for defending classmate from bully, police say

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here ARLINGTON, Texas — Police said Friday that a 16-year-old Arlington High School student  was shot and killed Thursday at the apartment complex where he lived for standing up to a bully at school days earlier. CBS DFW reports one......
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Alleged El Paso Walmart gunman Patrick Crusius charged with federal hate crimes

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding 23 more in a shooting that targeted Mexicans in the border city of El Paso, Texas, has been charged with federal hate crimes. Patrick Crusius, 21, has been charged with......
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Texas execution today: Abel Ochoa executed for shooting deaths of wife, two children and two other relatives in August 2002

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Dallas man was executed Thursday evening for a shooting in which he killed his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage nearly 18 years ago. Prosecutors say Abel Ochoa was high on crack cocaine......
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Tornadoes reported across Mississippi as powerful weather system threatens millions

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Several tornadoes have been reported across Mississippi, as part of a powerful weather system charging across the country. More than 60 million people are now in the storm’s path. There are already toppled trees and reports of damage around......
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Tesla Gigafactory in Texas? Elon Musk asks Twitter fans to vote

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Tesla Inc., speaks during an event at the SpaceX launch facility in Cameron County, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Musk gave space fans an update Saturday......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Sule carries Texas St. over Hartford 69-55

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Sports Illustrated - NFL

Olaniyi, Foreman lift Stony Brook past Texas A&M-CC 68-63

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AP News CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Elijah Olaniyi scored 19 points as Stony Brook edged past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 68-63 on Friday night. Makale Foreman added 17 points for the Seawolves, while Andrew Garcia chipped in 15. Mouhamadou Gueye had eight rebounds and three blocks for Stony Brook (2-2). Myles......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Creighton tops Texas Rio Grande Valley 89-58

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Ty-Shon Alexander had 22 points, tying his season high, as Creighton easily defeated Texas Rio Grande Valley 89-58 on Friday night. Marcus Zegarowski added 21 points for the Bluejays. Alexander made 13 of 15 free......
New York Post

More than 30 migrants found inside compartment of dump truck in Texas

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here A dump truck carrying 36 migrants in a secret compartment was found in Texas near the Mexican border last week, a report said. Police in Laredo received an anonymous call last Thursday, and the tipster claimed people were......
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Asylum seekers learn about the obstacles ahead in a hearing room on the U.S.-Mexico border

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Brownsville, Texas  – It was about 8:30 in the morning when 15 migrants were led single file into one of six hearing rooms at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Brownsville, Texas. They were from El Salvador, Honduras, Venezuela, Guatemala......
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Dreadlocks graduation ceremony: Texas teen suspended, told no walking at graduation because of his hair and the dress code

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Texas school district suspended a black student and told him he would not walk at graduation this spring unless he cuts his dreadlocks — and the controversy erupted at a public meeting on Martin Luther King Day. The......

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