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2016 US elections

Texas presidential elector writes in op-ed that he will not cast vote for Donald Trump on Dec. 19; writes 'I believe electors should unify behind a Republican alternative' - New York Times

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Jefferson County, TX, US

Tornado warning issued for Jefferson and Orange counties in Texas until 11:30 am CT - @TWCBreaking

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Howard County, TX, US

Bus carrying high school cheerleaders has collided with 18-wheel lorry in Howard County, Texas, some passengers in critical condition - @ABC

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

More: Texas Health officials say resident diagnosed with Zika reported no recent travel to areas with ongoing Zika transmission - @mattdpearce

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

Texas health officials announce 1st case of Zika likely transmitted by a mosquito in Rio Grande Valley - NBC News

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Palmview, TX, US

Report: 4 employees shot, 1 dead at South Texas grocery store - San Antonio Express-News

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weather

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for parts of Oklahoma, North Texas - @NWSSPC

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Mexico

Texas state trooper hit by gunfire from Mexico; officer in stable condition with non-life-threatening wound - AP

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T. Boone Pickens

Texas jury awards in excess of $140 million to oil magnate T. Boone Pickens and his Mesa Petroleum Partners, saying companies cheated him of profits - CNBC

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Texas, US

Texas judge who told new citizens to move if they don't like Donald Trump says he will retire - my San Antonio

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2016 US elections

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrives at Trump Tower, according to press pool - @jeneps

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San Antonio officer killed, Nov. 20, 2016

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on shooting death of police officer in San Antonio: 'We ask that all Texans join us in praying for the officer's loved ones as they deal with the aftermath of this unimaginable tragedy. Attacks against law enforcement officers will not be tolerated in Texas and must be met with swift justice'

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2016 US elections

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is meeting with Donald Trump on Monday in New York, a Perry spokesman confirms - @PatrickSvitek

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Trump appointments and nominations

Editor's note: Reuters is reporting that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to meet with Donald Trump on Monday to discuss possible Cabinet positions. Reuters' source says Perry is being considered for defense, energy and veterans affairs positions. We're watching for confirmation from Trump's transition team. - Rebecca

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Dallas, TX, US

Judge rules John Battaglia, convicted in 2001 murder of 2 daughters, competent to be executed; had won Texas death row reprieve in March - KXAS

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San Antonio, TX, US

#BREAKING: Most wanted #Texas sex offender from #SanAntonio captured in California https://t.co/t9z9mP22y1 #satx https://t.co/4m9DObjOHO - @mySA

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Trump appointments and nominations

Editor's note: Donald Trump is reportedly considering Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to serve as U.S. attorney general, according to a Bloomberg News source. Cruz was spotted at Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday. The Republican senator ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nominate, and he and Trump attacked each other during the primaries. Trump nicknamed Cruz "Lyin' Ted," and Cruz didn't endorse Trump during his speech at this year's Republican National Convention. Bloomberg also notes former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was initially rumored to be Trump's AG pick, but he is now rumored to be a candidate for secretary of state. - Rebecca

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Texas, US

Dense fog advisory for large portions of south central Texas extended until 10 am CT - @NWSSanAntonio

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

US Customs and Border Protection says 150 Border Patrol agents to be temporarily reassigned to south Texas - AP

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politics

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert says Congress should be able to find the money to pay for Donald Trump's proposed wall along Mexico border - Politico

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