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Texas, Texas A&M band named to Huffington Post’s ‘Best Marching Bands for 2011-12’

TEXAS — The "Fightin' Texas Aggie Band" and Texas' "Showband of the Southwest" recently received yet another national recognition, as the world renowned bands have been included in a top ten list of “The

Nine Border Patrol stations to close; 41 agents to move to posts closer to borders

Washington - Nine Border Patrol stations will be closed within the next six months to move 41 agents closer to the southern and northern borders, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

IN TEXAS, 1,134,612 WITH MEDICARE GET FREE PREVENTIVE SERVICES

In Texas, the Affordable Care Act – the new health care law – helped 1,134,612with original Medicare get at least one preventive service at no cost to them during the first six months of 2012, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secreta

Texas community absorbs 10 inches of rain in a few hours

A community just outside of Austin, Texas, was pounded by about 10 inches of rain over a few hours early Tuesday, causing flash floods and leaving at least 15 residences surrounded by water, a Texas emergency management official told CNN.

Texas voter ID law goes to court

Texas state officials went to federal court Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny hundreds of thousands of people -- many of them minorities -- access to the ballot.

Feds unveil indictments in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's slaying

Federal authorities unsealed Monday an indictment charging five men in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and offering up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of the four men still at large.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes settle divorce

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have signed a divorce settlement hammered out by their lawyers, the attorney for Holmes told CNN Monday.

Mexico accuses U.S. agent in fatal border shooting

Mexico's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. border patrol agent of fatally shooting a Mexican citizen over the weekend.

Commercial space company moving headquarters to Texas

MIDLAND – Gov. Rick Perry today joined XCOR Aerospace and the Midland Development Corp. to announce the creation of XCOR’s new Commercial Space Research and Development Center headquarters at the Midland International Airport.

Inmate allegedly binds hostage with shirt, uses spoon as weapon

Former Doña Ana County Detention Center inmate Joshua Martinez, 21, faces felony charges following a July 4 incident in which he took two fellow inmates hostage in a booking cell.