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By: Jennifer Saucedo
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A dog considered "dangerous" loses the negative title, thanks to a local judge.
You may remember, Marley the Lab, who was accused of biting a little girl last year.
This week, Judge Irene Rios overturned a municipal court judges ruling that Marley was dangerous.
The Martinez family says Marley stepped in to protect their neighbor, Precious.
She was attacked by a pit bull.
Animal Care Services says the girl told them both the pit bull and Marley bit her, but Precious says Marley saved her.
"In this case there was no affidavit from a witness because there was no one who would say that Marley attacked Precious, including Precious," said Michelle Maloney, who's representing the Martinez family.
According to Maloney, the judge's ruling means the family can take down the dangerous dog signs outside their home and no longer be required to keep him in a cage when outside.
"Marley gets to wear a normal collar and not his dangerous dog collar," said Maloney. "They no longer have to maintain the $100,000.00 insurance policy - all of the burdens come away."
The Martinez family is happy with her ruling , which comes just in time for Christmas.
"This is the best present ever because he's not dangerous," said 7-year-old Riley Martinez.
We reached out to Animal Care Services for comment, but no one there had received the judge's decision.
Senate passes budget, deal reached on education
May 25, 2013 22:08 GMT
By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Senate has passed a budget, lawmakers have reached a deal on public education changes and Gov. Rick Perry will soon receive a bill requiring drug screening for unemployment benefits.
The Texas Legislature worked Saturday to wrap up regular business before the end of the 83rd Legislative session on Monday.
The Senate approved spending $94.6 billion in general revenue, an 8 percent increase in the two-year budget. That's less than the rate of population growth plus inflation.
The top education policy writers also announced an agreement to cut the number of standardized tests needed for high school graduation from 15 to five. They also changed curriculum standards.
The Legislature has also given final approval to a requirement some people must take a drug test for unemployment benefits.
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