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Pay or spay ordinaces gets a thumbs up

The Waco City Council passed the "Spay or Pay" ordinance last night with a 5-1 vote. Pet owners will now be required to spay or neuter their pets, or buy a permit.

Flooding from Alex destroys Starbucks roof in Lubbock

Hurricane Alex leftovers continue to affect different parts of Texas. Heavy rain drenched Lubbock, causing a problem for businesses in the city. In fact, it collapses a Starbucks roof.

Robber sentenced to 20 years behind bars

51-year-old Terry Harris was sentenced to 20 years in prison for robbing a 76-year-old woman.

Officials investigating alleged alcohol-related death in West

TABC is investigating a death caused by possible alcohol poisoning. The girl serving the alcohol wasn't even of age.

Mexico catches brunt of hurricane Alex

Texas was spared the brunt of Hurricane Alex. The storm reached a category 2 before making landfall late Wednesday, with the eye of the storm crossing over northern Mexico.

Former principal back at school after proven innocent

The former principal of La Vega Elementary is back to work for the school district. Chris Borland was arrested in February for paddling a child.

66-year-old charged with sexual assault of girlfriend

A 66-year-old man in McLennan County is accused of raping his girlfriend. Police say Ira Dickerson assaulted her in a room he rented last Friday.

Downtown bridge expected to open soon

WACO --- The Washington Avenue bridge in downtown Waco is expected to re-open soon. City officials are hoping to open the bridge to traffic in time for the Fourth of July weekend.

Sarah Palin stops in Texas

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin visited Texas this past weekend. The former Alaskan governor spoke on energy independence during her trip to the Oil Palace in Tyler, Texas.

Former Governor Dolph Briscoe dies at 87

Former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. died on Sunday at the age of 87. He served Texas from 1972 to 1978. Briscoe had been hospitalized in poor health since the beginning of the year.