AP-TX--Texas News Digest 12 am, TX
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HOUSTON — The state of Texas has asked a federal judge to rule against a program shielding 700,000 young immigrants from deportation, arguing they drain state resources and never should have received federal protection. Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, argued that the state’s claims were baseless during a hearing in a lawsuit that’s being closely watched by immigrants and advocates on both sides. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen did not immediately issue a ruling. But he asked pointed questions of both sides about how this case compared to his ruling three years ago against another expansion of immigrant protections by former President Barack Obama. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 500 words, photos.
TEXAS GOVERNMENT AND POLIICS:
— SCHOOL REPORT CARDS — Texas school districts will soon receive letter grades for the first time as the state prepares to roll out its new accountability system. SENT: 130 words.
— DALLAS POLICE-CASES REVIEWED — Dallas police say all cases assigned to an assault detective are under review after a number of cases weren’t handled properly and had “no documented investigative follow-up.” SENT: 120 words.
— AMARILLO-POLICE SHOOTING — A police officer in the Texas Panhandle will not face charges in the fatal shooting of an assault suspect who authorities say came out of a hotel room and refused to drop a gun. SENT: 120 words.
— GRADUATION PHOTOS-ALLIGATOR — A soon-to-be Texas A&M University graduate has taken her senior portraits with a nearly 14-foot alligator in a swamp where both spent the summer. SENT: 130 words.
— OIL PIPELINE — Federal officials say it will take about three more weeks to wrap up an environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline being developed for the Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. SENT: 130 words.
— OBIT-MILSTEAD — A Texas-born former Tennessee broadcaster who was recently inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame has died. David Milstead, known to listeners as David Tower, was 77. SENT: 120 words.
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