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Tom DeLay’s money laundering conviction overturned

An appeals court in Texas has overturned the money laundering conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. DeLay was found guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering in 2010 after he was accused of helping funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.Read more from KHOU 11.
Tom DeLay’s money laundering conviction overturned
An appeals court in Texas has overturned the money laundering conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. DeLay was found guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering in 2010 after he was accused of helping funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.

Read more from KHOU 11.

Texas abortion bill misses deadline

USA Today: A vote on a Texas bill that would severely curtail abortion rights in the state descended into chaos in the early hours of Wednesday morning as lawmakers said the final vote missed a midnight deadline.

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Republicans missed their deadline to pass new abortion restrictions after protesters screamed down lawmakers as the final 15 minutes passed before the special legislative session’s deadline. Dewhurst said on Wednesday morning that the abortion bill did not pass.

Photo: Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, speaks as she begins a filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill on June 25 in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

Texas girl sues parents over abortion

Click2Houston.com: A 16-year-old Texas girl is suing her parents for coercing her to have an abortion against her will, a lawsuit claims.

The teen is two months pregnant and is represented by lawyers with the Texas Center for Defense of Life. A judge granted a temporary restraining order to save the baby’s life

Update: Man charged in Houston, Texas, shootings

AP:

A 22-year-old man has been charged in the shootings at a Houston-area community college campus that left him and two others wounded.

A statement from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office identifies the suspect as Carlton Berry. Spokesman Alan Bernstein says Berry is charged with aggravated assault but remains hospitalized with wounds suffered in the shooting.

Dallas Cowboys player killed in accident; teammate charged
Dallas Cowboys practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car accident early Saturday morning. Teammate Josh Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter.
Read more from The Dallas Morning News.
Photo: Josh Brent

Dallas Cowboys player killed in accident; teammate charged

Dallas Cowboys practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car accident early Saturday morning. Teammate Josh Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Read more from The Dallas Morning News.

Photo: Josh Brent

Planned Parenthood sues Texas again over abortion funding

Planned Parenthood is suing to void a Texas law that blocks public funds for affiliates of abortion providers, saying the measure will cost the state almost $200 million in federal health-care funding for poor women

Bloomberg News reports:

Today’s complaint in state court in Austin follows yesterday’s statement by Texas Governor Rick Perry that he will immediately move to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood after a federal appeals court refused to intervene.

Dallas mayor declares state of emergency over West Nile

Dallas Morning News: The mayor of Dallas, Texas, has declared a state of emergency over the spread of the West Nile virus. He is requesting that the county and state provide aerial pesticide spraying in the city to control mosquitoes spreading the virus.

Ten have died from the virus in Dallas County. The city has seen 111 reported infections that resulted in 65 hospitalizations.

Texas airport evacuated, flights grounded due to bomb threat

Both terminals at the airport in San Antonio, Texas, have been evacuated and all flights grounded because of a ‘very specific’ bomb threat, WOAI-TV reports.

Updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo by Daniel Graham (@dgraham1330 on Twitter)

Tornado emergency issued for portions of Texas

Follow updates here: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/dallas-fort-worth-texas-tornadoes

Live video:  http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Severe-Storms-Building-to-the-West-145934445.html

Image: Radar imagery of twin tornado supercells in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, metro area, via The Weather Channel.

Amazing video shows how quickly a wildfire spread in Texas this week.

shortformblog:

Fifty seconds. One fire. One field. This is pretty freaking scary

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austinstatesman:

Photos by Rodolfo Gonzalez, Jay Janner, Ricardo B. Brazziell AMERICAN-STATESMAN and Terry Hagerty BASTROP ADVERTISER

Fire crews continue to battle several fires across Central Texas Tuesday. Winds are expected to be lighter today, but low humidity could help flames spread quickly, forecasters say. There is no chance of rain.

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