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AUSTIN — Three of Texas’ 36 congressional districts are unconstitutional because of racial or political gerrymandering, a three-judge panel of the U.S.

AUSTIN — Both houses of the Texas Legislature last week passed bills to improve the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in response to Gov.


COLUMBUS — An Austin couple, Paz Pena, 72, and Ysabel Lopez Pena, 68, were killed last Saturday in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Interstate 10 one mile east of Columbus.

SEALY — Sika Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday morning for its new state-of-the-art factory that is being built at 3000 Farm-to-Market Road 3538 in Sealy.

LA GRANGE — The public is invited to an open house at the Historic Casino Hall tonight (Thursday, March 23) from 6 to 7 p.m. in La Grange.


WACO — Amy Jo Wick of Weimar totaled 725 pounds to lift her way to a runner-up finish in Class 1A-2A’s 123-pound class at the 2017 Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association State Meet last

Rice senior Daniel Cantu signed an athletic and academic scholarship to attend Concordia University in Seward, Neb., last Thursday morning at Raider Gym in Altair.

DaKarai Evans of Columbus reaches back to take the baton from Ethan Kittrell on the first exchange of the 4x100-meter relay during the Cardinal Relays last Thursday at Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

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