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Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students touring the campus.

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Friday 02/12/2016
Fine art expansion in NL plans
Posted: February 12, 2016

Increased student activity participation and technology upgrades continue to be a growing concern for North Lamar ISD. 

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SNiP Clinic is Feb. 20
Posted: February 12, 2016

Spaying and neutering pets benefits the animals, pet owners and the community, and an upcoming event makes the cost more affordable.

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Police seek alleged thief
Posted: February 12, 2016

Paris police are on the lookout for a suspect who allegedly tried to steal $900 worth of car electronics from the Paris Walmart. 

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Benefit to help local man survive
Posted: February 12, 2016

Living a routine life can change in an instant, much like it did for one local man a few years ago. 

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Maxey House to note Valentine’s Day
Posted: February 12, 2016

An old-fashioned Valentine party is in store for those who visit the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site on Saturday.

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Postal Service to hold passport fair
Posted: February 12, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service will present a passport fair on Feb. 20.

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Church Notes
Posted: February 12, 2016

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Paris Junior High releases second quarter honor rolls
Posted: February 12, 2016

Paris Junior High has announced its second quarter honor roll.

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Murder mystery dinner theatre at Bogata FUMC
Posted: February 12, 2016

A free murder mystery dinner theatre play takes place today and Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Bogata. 

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Friday 02/12/2016
Hammers and shivs used in Mexico prison riot that killed 49
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 12:03 am

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's deadliest prison brawl in many years was a bloodbath in which inmates attacked each other with hammers, cudgels and makeshift blades, authorities said Friday, underlining yet again the power that drug cartels wield inside many of the country's lockups.

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Police called to home of 'affluenza' teen's dad, no charges
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 12:03 am

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Police said they were called to the residence of "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch's father on Friday to investigate claims that Fred Couch attacked his girlfriend, but she wouldn't cooperate and no charges were filed.

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Texas OKs licensing path for immigrant detention centers
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 11:00 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two of the nation's largest federal immigrant family detention centers can soon apply for residential child care licenses in Texas.

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Plans for Colorado shelter for immigrant children scrapped
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 9:05 pm

DENVER (AP) — The federal government is abandoning plans to open a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in suburban Denver, saying it would take too much time and money to get the site ready.

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3 Texas sheriff's workers fired in wake of deputy slaying
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 9:05 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — Two more Harris County Sheriff's Office employees have been fired amid the investigation into the August fatal shooting of a deputy at a gas station.

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Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 8:04 pm

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama's legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Republicans, meanwhile, crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump's long shadow.

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Texas 1st state to recommend court ban on bite mark evidence
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 8:04 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas became the first state Friday to call for banning bite mark analysis in criminal cases, dealing a major credibility blow to a technique that critics rebuke as junk science and will now likely encounter greater skepticism in courtrooms across the U.S.

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Shaq, Iverson finalists, Yao could join them in Hall of Fame
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 8:04 pm

TORONTO (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Obstacles abound in prosecution of Texas priest in cold case
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 8:04 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors face a tough road in their case against a former priest accused this week in the killing of a young Texas teacher and beauty queen nearly 56 years ago, according to legal experts.

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