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Zeta-Ordered Kidnapping in Texas Sends Five to Prison

Four men and one woman from the border city of Laredo, Texas have been sentenced to federal prison in connection with the kidnapping at gunpoint of a woman, and the attempted kidnapping of her daughter, under orders from the fearsome Los Zetas drug cartel.

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Texas Governor Signs ‘Emergency’ Pre-K Bill into Law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 4, the signature legislation of his emergency early childhood education initiative. The bill establishes a grant program that sets aside $130 million over two years for public school districts to improve the quality and accountability of the state’s pre-Kindergarten or “pre-K” programs.

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Mexican Cop Set on Fire after Peaceful Protest Turns Violent

What started off as a peaceful protest by the relatives of 43 education students who were kidnapped by police in Mexico and likely murdered by drug cartels turned into a violent confrontation. Protesters began throwing Molotov cocktails at law enforcement causing one police officer to catch on fire.

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5 Illicit Massage Parlors Busted in Texas, Say Authorities

Officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department and agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security raided five suspected illegal massage parlors. Arrests came after some neighboring businesses complained of girls watering the plants outside while wearing revealing lingerie. Eight women were arrested in the operation.

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Kids Killing Kids: Drug War Violence Impacts Mexican Children

In an act that shocked the residents of a city who thought they had seen it all, five adolescents in the border city of Ciudad Juárez – a stone’s throw from El Paso, TX – between the ages of 11 and 15 are being investigated for stoning, stabbing, and burying a six year-old boy on May 16.

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Texas Homecoming Queen was Swept Away in Flash Flood

A homecoming queen was on her way home from the prom early Sunday morning when she was swept away and killed by flood waters, about 35 miles from San Antonio, and just miles away from her home of Devine Texas. Her body has now been recovered.

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Texas Open Carry Bill Stalls Again Due to Political Pressure

The Texas House of Representatives voted against concurrence with changes made to the open carry bill by the Senate. The move by the House sends the bill to a conference committee between the two bodies of the Legislature to resolve their differences in the bill.

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Oil Crash and Rain Drive Texas Manufacturing Downward

Despite rebounding oil prices, manufacturing in Texas in on a downward slide. A report from the Dallas Fed stated that manufacturing fell further than expected to reach the lowest level since June 2009. The heavy rains and flooding in Texas is also impacting Texas manufacturing.

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Cartel Shootout Leaves 5 Dead near Texas Border

A fierce gun battle between Gulf Cartel members and the Mexican military left five gunmen dead near the Texas border city of Rio Bravo. The shootout took place when a Mexican military convoy was conducting routine patrols near an intersection on the main highway connecting the city of Rio Bravo with the border city of Matamoros, information released by the Tamaulipas government revealed.

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