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There is one fewer police officer patrolling Northside I.S.D.. Officials say Doug Schramm discharged his service weapon in an office at Jordan Middle School last month. No one was hurt. Schramm had been on leave ever since but the district fired him last week after 16 years on the force. The district says he didn't follow guidelines for when and where to unholster his weapon.
Texas bill would drastically revamp water agency
May 19, 2013 18:17 GMT
By PAUL J. WEBER and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- New revisions to a major water bill calls for ousting the six-member Texas Water Development Board and the agency's top official before the state embarks on a new $2 billion water fund.
The revamped bill, obtained by The Associated Press, will be returned to the House and Senate with just one week left in the legislative session. If approved by both chambers, Gov. Rick Perry would appoint a full-time, three-person board to replace the six part-time members currently serving.
A historic Texas drought has caused lawmakers to address water with new urgency.
The state water board has been criticized as inefficient and slow to prioritize.
The overhaul would only take effect if Texas voters in November approve creating the $2 billion fund.
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Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.