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The Galveston County Daily News : Texas

November 21, 2014

Texas

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Ex-police chief sentenced for taking bribes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An ex-Central Texas police chief has been sentenced to 4½ years in federal prison after pleading he admitted to taking bribes from immigrants to fraudulently obtain legal permission for them to stay in the United States.

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Alco Stores to close following bankruptcy order
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 6:01 pm

DALLAS (AP) — Small-town discount retailer Alco Stores will close after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas approved an order by the company's creditors to shutter its stores.

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No. 10 Texas top scorer Taylor out (wrist injury)
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 6:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas leading scorer Isaiah Taylor will miss the championship game of the 2K Classic against California on Friday night because of a left wrist injury.

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Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 6:01 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh — capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.

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Ebola victim's fiancee moves into new Dallas home
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 6:01 pm

DALLAS (AP) — The fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola, is settling into a Dallas condominium a month after emerging from quarantine with most of her possessions destroyed and many places reluctant to rent to her.

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Texas auditor criticizes program run by schools
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 6:00 pm

DALLAS (AP) — State Auditor John Keel is criticizing an economic development program run by Texas school districts, saying they're being passive about checking whether companies actually are creating high-paying jobs as promised.

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Sharks trade Demers to Stars for Dillon
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 6:00 pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have traded defenseman Jason Demers and a future draft pick to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Brenden Dillon.

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Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 6:01 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday.

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San Antonio farmers market to end operations
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A farmers market in a San Antonio shopping district known as the Quarry will be closing next month amid concerns about traffic and parking issues.

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