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Overturned box truck blocking main lanes of US 59 at Spur 10 in Rosenberg


March 10, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Rosenberg police say US-59 northbound is expected to be closed for several hours at Spur 10 due to an overturned box truck. Police say drivers should take the Spur 10 exit. Overturned box truck has closed all NB lanes of I-69 at Spur 10. Roadway expected to be closed for multiple hours. Motorist should take the …

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Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez backs Royce West to be next U.S. senator from Texas


March 10, 2020

AUSTIN — Labor activist Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez of Austin has endorsed Dallas state Sen. Royce West against MJ Hegar in the Democratic runoff for U.S. Senate. Tzintzún Ramirez, who had the support of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in last week’s primary, said on Monday that West is the progressives’ best choice in the May 26 runoff because of his “consistent” …

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Questions remain about Denton Co. polling locations missing on Texas Secretary of State’s website


March 10, 2020

AUSTIN — Nearly a week after this year’s primary elections in Texas, it remains unclear why the secretary of state’s website did not show polling locations for some areas of Denton County for at least half the available voting hours last Tuesday. Rep. Michelle Beckley, D-Carrollton, who won the Democratic primary in the district last week first noticed the issue …

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Second Texas lawmaker confirms exposure to novel coronavirus at conservative conference


March 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — A second Texas lawmaker confirmed he was exposed to the novel coronavirus at a recent conservative political conference. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, said Monday he interacted with a person who subsequently developed COVID-19. Gohmert tweeted that he was possibly exposed to the virus at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 27 and that he has no symptoms …

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Website negligently sold ammunition to Santa Fe shooter, lawsuit alleges


March 10, 2020

AUSTIN — The teenager accused of gunning down classmates at Santa Fe High School in May 2018 ordered ammunition online from a Tennessee-based internet retailer that allegedly failed to check his age, plaintiffs’ lawyers for shooting victims say in a new filing. Federal law restricts minors from possessing handgun ammunition. But Dimitrios Pagourtzis was 17 years old when he bought …

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Dallas vote recount hearing set, Cruz quarantines himself, West picks up endorsement


March 10, 2020

Good morning! Here are the top political headlines from Austin, Washington, the campaign trail and Dallas. Points from Austin 1. Amid fears of the spread of the new coronavirus spread, Texas lawmakers cancelled several high-profile committee meetings on gun policy and public education this week. The Senate Committee on Transportation even delayed a hearing set to take place in late April, citing COVID-19. …

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Suspect arrested in theft of band instruments from Plano East Senior High School


March 10, 2020

Police have arrested a man who is accused of stealing band instruments from Plano East Senior High School. According to KXAS-TV (NBC5), Demarcus McCarthy, 28, was in the Dallas County Jail on unrelated charges and was arrested by Plano police Friday. McCarthy was arrested on a charge of property theft over $2,500 and under $30,000, a felony, according to jail …

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Man faces capital murder charge after friend’s slaying at northeast Dallas apartment


March 10, 2020

A man is in custody after the slaying of a 22-year-old at his northeast Dallas apartment last week. James Williams Davis(Dallas County Sheriff’s Department) James Williams Davis, 20, of Balch Springs was booked into the Dallas County jail Saturday on a charge of capital murder in connection with the death of Emilio Paez. Police were called about 2:40 a.m. Friday to …

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Man hospitalized in box-cutter attack at Dallas Greyhound bus station


March 10, 2020

A man was hospitalized after a suspect slashed him in the throat with a box cutter Monday night at a Greyhound bus station in Downtown Dallas, police said. It happened around 11:35 p.m. at the bus station in the 200 block of South Lamar Street near Commerce Street. According to police, the 20-year-old suspect was talking about people out to …

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