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Parole granted for man convicted in 1991 Texas gay slaying

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is granting parole for the only man still serving time in the 1991 gay-bashing death of a Houston banker.


Convicted triple killer from Austin loses at Supreme Court

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a condemned triple killer in Austin who contends his previous attorney abandoned him and missed a critical deadline for filing an appeal.


Whale treated for stomach issue dies at SeaWorld San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 2-year-old female beluga whale with apparent stomach trouble has died at SeaWorld San Antonio.

A park statement says the whale named Stella died Friday while being treated for gastrointestinal problems.

No immediate cause of death was released. Staffers are monitoring the other seven belugas at the park, as a precaution.

Governor Abbott Calls For Minute Of Silence To Honor Victims Of Paris Terrorist Attacks

AUSTIN - Consistent with the moment of silence to be held by all 28 nations of the European Union on Monday, Nov. 16 at noon, Governor Greg Abbott this weekend issued a statewide call for Texans to take part and hold a minute of silence tomorrow at 12:00 CT to honor the memory of the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.

"Texas' solidarity and longstanding relationship with France is well established," said Governor Abbott. "When Texas declared its independence from Mexico, France was among the first nations to recognize that independence. We have not forgotten France's commitment to the Lone Star State and Texas will join with other states and nations tomorrow to honor the victims and condemn the cowardly terrorist attacks. I urge all Texans to hold a minute of silence at noon tomorrow and pray for the victims and families of the despicable attacks that took place in Paris."


Terminally ill Texas man who saw new ‘Star Wars’ film dies

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A terminally ill "Star Wars" fan who requested an advance screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has died less than a week after watching the movie.

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