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TEXAS GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
KAUFMAN, Texas — The husband of adult film performer Stormy Daniels has filed for divorce in Texas. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has said that she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president, something Trump has denied. Glendon Crain filed the petition for divorce on July 18 in state district court in Kaufman County, located just southeast of Dallas. In his 13-page divorce petition filed July 18, Crain alleged adultery as grounds for the divorce and seeks sole custody of the couple’s 7-year-old daughter and child support from Clifford, as well as a financial award and disproportionate share of the couple’s community property SENT: 360 words.
— STATE SENATOR RESIGNING — Houston Democratic state Sen. Sylvia Garcia is announcing her resignation from the Texas Legislature effective in January as she runs for a U.S. House seat she will almost certainly win. SENT: 130 words.
AROUND THE STATE & NATION
DOCTOR ON BIKE-FATALLY SHOT
HOUSTON — Dr. Mark Hausknecht usually rode his bicycle to work each morning, as he lived less than 2 miles from Houston Methodist Hospital. He was following his normal routine last week when a man also riding a bike approached the Houston cardiologist from behind and shot him twice in the torso, killing the 65-year-old physician. Authorities in Houston continue pursuing several leads in Friday’s shooting and searching for the unknown assailant. They have released a composite sketch over the weekend that showed a man wearing glasses and a cap. They have also released surveillance photos and video that appear to show the shooter riding behind Hausknecht, who was dressed in blue medical scrubs, moments before the fatal encounter. By Juan A. Lozano. SENT: 630 words, photos.
DALLAS — A Texas felon accused in a criminal rampage that killed three people has been arraigned on capital murder charges in a case that authorities say highlights cracks in the state’s criminal justice system. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was also denied bond during a hearing in Houston. Investigators say the 46-year-old is linked to the shooting deaths of three people, including two who worked at mattress stores. By David Warren. SENT: 600 words, photos.
DALLAS — There were no sprinklers installed in the almost 50-year-old apartment building where authorities recovered at least four of five bodies following a massive fire in San Marcos, officials have reported. The blaze, which displaced about 200 people, began early Friday and caused extensive damage to the Iconic Village apartments and the Vintage Pads apartments located north of Texas State University, according to the city. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 360 words, photos.
Temperatures in some Central Texas cities set all-time record highs as summer settled deep in the heart of Texas. The National Weather Service says Waco reached 114 degrees (46 Celsius) around 5 p.m., beating the city’s previous all-time record of 112 degrees set Aug. 11, 1969. Burnet, in the Texas Hill Country, reached 110 degrees (43 Celsius), matching its all-time high set Aug. 28, 2011. Camp Mabry in Austin reported a high of 110 degrees, breaking its July record of 109 degrees (42 Celsius) set July 26, 1954. An excessive heat warning had been issued for a broad swath of the southwestern U.S. with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees this week in what forecasters say could prove to be the hottest days of the year. By Anita Snow. SENT: 400 words, photos.
— SOUTHWEST HEAT-THE LATEST
— TEXAS WILDFIRES — A tiny West Texas community was evacuated when a grass fire threatened an explosives plant. SENT: 130 words.
— PLANTATION HISTORIC SITE-BURGLARY — Two people have been arrested for state jail felony theft after authorities say they tried to sell a piece of jewelry stolen from a Southeast Texas state historic site. SENT: 130 words.
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