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HOUSTON — Opponents of a President Barack Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation will go before a federal judge in Houston who they hope will rule that the program cannot continue. Three federal judges have ruled against President Donald Trump's administration's efforts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But a new lawsuit was filed in Texas before Judge Andrew Hanen, the same judge who ended another Obama effort to expand protections for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Hanen will hear arguments on the case Wednesday. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated, 500 words, with photos.




HOUSTON — Two women say they will appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit against the city of Houston and various officials over failure to test rape kits. The city says it has eliminated the backlog of untested rape kits after hiring private laboratories in 2013 and 2014. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 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.

— 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.

— FAKE EMERGENCY VEHICLE-IMMIGRANTS — Officers have caught a driver and three immigrants who fled through a South Texas border checkpoint in an SUV falsely decked out as an emergency response vehicle. With photos.

— HARVEY-WATERWAY CRUISERS — A Houston-area community has opted for paddleboats in the shape of swans to replace waterway cruisers damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey nearly a year ago. With photos.



WACO, Texas — Lynnette Geary initially teaches students to play the carillon on a modified electric keyboard. But there is no way to replicate the real thing, manipulating wooden levers with both hands and feet to bring 22 tons of bronze bells at the top of Pat Neff Hall into a melody descending over Baylor University. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Geary is an unsung hero who brings an ethereal beauty to Baylor. By Cassie L. Smith, Waco Tribune-Herald. SENT: 760 words, pursuing photos.



AUSTIN, Texas — Texas' thriving capital city may finally become a major league sports town. It will just take moving a bedrock franchise of Major League Soccer out of its home turf to do it. Anthony Precourt, owner of the Columbus Crew , has been pushing for months to move his team to Austin, the largest city in the country without a major professional sports franchise. While the league front office has supported Precourt's desire to look around for a new city, picking up and relocating from Ohio to uber-hip Austin hasn't been easy. It hasn't been a slam-dunk deal in Austin and the state of Ohio is suing to block the move. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 780 words, with photo.


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